Tag Archives: Challenge Mill

How to Choose & Use A Backpack

14 Mar

Thanks to Clarke Green at @scoutmastercg and ScoutmasterCG.com

Backpacks Infographic: How to Find the Right Backpack for You

Check out REI’s backpacks next time you head outdoors!

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I Am Saving DAYlight! (a spring program guide)

12 Mar

Spring is ALMOST HERE!!

Daylight savings time signals the impending change of seasons and a time when Scouting in the Outdoors really starts to generate a lot of interest for your Scouts. Spring provides abundant opportunities for Scouts to GET OUT THERE and find the BIG ADVENTURE. If you haven’t seen these promos, take another look!

CHALLENGE MILL 2012 – An extreme High Adventure Spring Break starts Sunday April 1 and goes until Friday April 6. Scouts ages 12 and up will enjoy mountain biking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, climbing, High Ropes course, horseback riding (merit badge), hiking, and camping while getting to see the more adventurous side of East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Northeast Georgia… registration is still on-going, GO HERE for more info or download the registration form and send it in today!

SPRING FLING – I’ve already talked about this event for Bears and Webelos coming up this weekend, so if it seems like it’s a little late, you should maybe sign up for our Etowah Email Updates because you’ve been missing stuff! Register onsite at SCOUTLAND using THIS FORM… Bears & Webelos – THIS one is ALL about Sports!

SCOUT SHOW – now this event will be quite impressive. ALL SCOUTS ARE INVITED. Scout Show takes place at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on April 14 with Camping available for Friday night and Saturday night. Lot’s of cool stuff going on like Merit Badge Midway, Belt Loops, Scout Skills demonstrations, live performances, Council Pinewood Derby Race, Explorer competitions, CAMPING… EVERY UNIT can set up a demo/camp site. Register from the Scout Show webiste. No cost involved to come visit or set up a booth for the day on Saturday if you wear your uniform! There’s more info on THE FORMS PAGE

DUTY TO GOD Campout – April 20-22 at beautiful Camp Rainey Mountain. Cub Scouts and Webelos can earn their Religious Emblem in this ACTION PACKED WEEKEND! God & Me (grades 1-3 Protestant Christian) and Light of Christ (ages 6-7 Roman Catholic) >>You need the CUB SCOUT flyer. God & Family (grades 4-5 Protestant Christian) and Parvuli Dei (ages 8-10 Roman Catholic)>> You need the WEBELOS flyer.

District Pinewood Derby – March 24… Pack winners, please pre-register for this event. ALSO, there is a FUN Open Class racing which any Scout, sibling, or parent (cheaters) can race in… (sorry, no trophies for Open Class, but you will get bragging rights!).

ADULTS! – There’s something for all of you too… TRAINING! The Etowah District is offering BALOO, Outdoor Skills for Webelos Leaders Training, and Intro to Outdoor Leader Skills (Boy Scout Leaders) in one BIG OUTDOOR TRAINING WEEKEND… Training goes on all weekend (BALOO is Saturday only) March 23-25

SPRING CAMPOREE – RANGER DAYS – This is your chance to test your Scouting Skills and put the Troop/Patol Method to the TEST! Do YOU want to take home Eddie the Otter? Don’t MISS this year’s Spring Camporee being held at Camp Frank D. Merrill April 27-29

Did I miss anything? We haven’t even got to MAY yet, but next week you’ll see a stand-alone feature on Spring Family Camping (just as soon as we get registration up and rolling on the nega site!) Check back here: http://www.nega-bsa.org

I’ll see you out there!

-daniel

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The Outdoor Program Seminars

5 Oct

Greetings Scouts,

You are highly encouraged to attend a special Outdoor Program Seminar coming to three locations to better serve you! October 18 in Lawrenceville, October 25 in Athens, and October 27 in Gainesville – see schedule. Dinner will be provided at these three special events.  

We will also make presentations at the November 10 Roundtables in Cumming and Blue Ridge. See the schedule and directions below. The purpose of this program is to share information with you about the Outdoor Excitement available to your Scouts in Northeast Georgia. Topics will include:

    • Year-round High Adventure weekends: Climbing, C.O.P.E. Whitewater Kayaking
    • WinterFest
    • Spring Break – The Challenge Mill
    • ScoutBlast
    • Summer, and Fall Aquatics Programs
    • Exciting programs for 2012
    • Summer Camps: Boy Scouts, N.Y.L.T., Ranger Camp
    •  NEW and improved facilities at our camps
    •  Great Escape
    • National High Adventure Bases: Philmont, Northern Tier, Sea Base
    •  National Jamboree 2013 – Scouts must be 12 and First Class by that time (they could be Webelos 2 now!)
    • Order of the Arrow events
    • Cub Scout 2012 Family Weekend, Day Camps, Fun with Son, and Adventure Camp!

We certainly hope you will participate in this special event! Your adult leadership and Senior Patrol Leader/Crew President are also welcome to attend. Help us with meal planning; please RSVP to Sheryl 800.699.8806 x 106 or email sheryl.winterton@scouting.org by October 14.

I know you’ll be glad you participated as we prepare for 2012 to be the best year of Outdoor Scouting in the history of our great council!

see below: 


Schedule and Locations

Start planning your 2012 Summer Programs NOW!!!

Attend any of the meetings that are convenient for you and your pack / troop / crew leadership.  A meal will be provided on the 3 special meetings below. (not included at Roundtable) To help us with meal planning; please R.S.V.P. to Sheryl 800.699.8806 x 106 or sheryl.winterton@scouting.org by October 14.

#1       Tuesday, October 18, 2011

7:00pm     First United Methodist Church, Lawrenceville

                395 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046-6921

Or…

#2       Tuesday, October 25, 2011

7:00pm     Beech Haven Baptist Church

                2390 West Broad Street | Athens, GA 30606-3450

Or…

#3       Thursday, October 27, 2011

7:00pm     Gainesville, First United Methodist Church

                2780 Thompson Bridge Road Gainesville, GA 30506

Or…

#RTe   Thursday, November 10, 2011 (Roundtable)7:00pm     First Baptist Cumming

                1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040

Or…

#RTm  Thursday, November 10, 2011  (Roundtable)

7:00pm     Blue Ridge United Methodist Church

              322 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513

Who should attend????

    • Cub Scout Leaders
    • Senior Patrol Leaders
    • Scoutmasters / Assistants
    • Troop / Crew Committee Chairs
    • Crew Presidents
    • Crew Advisors