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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!


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Duty to God!

1 Dec

Greetings Scouts               God & Me/God & Family Registration

While 2011 is winding down, I am really looking forward to (and setting up for) a really AWESOME 2012… to kick things off right, OUR VERY FIRST program is our District’s own Duty to GOD programs for Cub Scouts. Now, there are several different Duty to God programs for almost every faith in the Scouting program, and almost ALL of them have their own Religious Emblem and Awards program… Here is a description of just two of them for Protestant Christians in Cub Scouts:

Each year the Etowah District, in conjunction with several Churches around the area, sponsor two GREAT programs that help our Cub Scouts learn about faith. One is called GOD & ME for First through Third graders. In the God and Me program (A Protestant Christian program), boys learn about the fundamentals of their RELATIONSHIP with God, Prayer, and faith. It involves lot’s of fun games, songs and crafts, but best of all time spent with fellow Cub Scouts learning about the bible. This is a 5 week course which takes place on Sundays from 4PM – 5:30PM. Boys need to attend with a parent and be present for all 5 weeks in order to earn the God & ME Award.

The NEXT level after God & Me is the GOD & FAMILY Award for Webelos Scouts. This course helps 4th and 5th graders learn about the experience of God and how faith works in our relationship with our families. Boys will learn how to help their own family grow in God’s love and they will also learn and memorize the Ten Commandments. God & Family begins on Sunday, January 8 and lasts 7 weeks.

Both of these courses are offered locally here in the Etowah District at First Baptist Cumming on Sawnee Drive in Kidstown. Be sure to arrive early for your first meeting. Registration goes through Christmas, but if you register early you can get a DISCOUNT (Early Bird registration discount ends on December 2, 2011). You can get a registration form on the Etowah Website here.

Learn more about YOUR faith and how you can earn the religious emblem by downloading this Duty to GOD brochure.

God Bless! and see you out there!