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A Generations Connection – The Etowah Centennial Tree

30 Aug

Last Saturday in a quiet, humble ceremony at the Forsyth County Schools Administration building, the Etowa

h District dedicated its Centennial Tree as a part of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America’s generations connections. To further celebrate 100 years of Scouting, the BSA has planted a Red Maple tree in front of the Forsyth County Schools
Administration building and marked the occasion of the 100th Anniversary (which took place on February 8, 2010) with a granite stone marker. The tree was originally planted in March of this year, and was donated by a group of Scouts from the Northeast Georgia Council. Dr. Ed Brown, a member of the 100th Anniversary Committee for the Northeast Georgia Council, consulted with the Board of Education and the Superintendent’s office on where to plant the tree in our community.

For generations, Scouting has been an important part of the growing lives of young men in communities across our country, and especially here in Forsyth, Dawson, and Lumpkin Counties. We are proud to dedicate this tree in hon


or of Scouting’s traditions as a way to connect our values and the boys of today with the next 100 years of Scouting and the leaders they will become!

At the celebration, Scouts were joined by District Chairman David Waggomann and District Executives Daniel Victorio and Isaac Trotter as well as Superintendent and Northeast Georgia Council Boy Scout Executive Board Member Dr. L.C. “Buster” Evans.

Get a glimpse of our tree here: http://on.fb.me/pfPI71

See you out there!

Join us as we CELEBRATE!

13 May



Greetings Scouters!

Join us in CELEBRATION at the Etowah District Awards Banquet this Thursday, May 19, 2011. Our ANNUAL Banquet begins at 6:00PM with a silent auction to benefit International Scouting service, followed by dinner at 6:30PM featuring BACKYARD BURGERS. Lynn Jackson, Hospital Administrator and community leader, is our Keynote Speaker this year!

ALSO, come find out which Youth Members will receive the Spirit of Scouting Award and which Adult Leaders will receive the Scouter of the Year and District Awards of Merit for 2010-11! We will also recognize the 2010 Eagle Scout class, the Etowah District Committee and Commissioners Staff, as well as Leaders and Youth from around the District for their accomplishments throughout the year!

How’s your dessert making skills? Bring a dessert you made at home and enter it in the evening’s dessert making contest and win a prize at the banquet! (email me if you need some ideas or if you think you’ll participate!)

RSVP using the attached form (you can fax it in to the Jefferson service center at 706-693-4849) by fax or email your reservation to me here… davictor@bsamail.org

Download the registration form here: http://bit.ly/lnrVZ5

See you out there!


Eddie gets to go home with (see the final standings)…?

2 May


Scoutland, Gainesville GA

Spring is certainly in the air. And so, let the camping season officially begin with some great news about our Spring Camporee. With a waft of fresh cut grass and newly bloomed trees mixed with smoldering coals for a morning camp breakfast, the competitive spirit was beginning to steep. The brackets were set and by 9:30AM teams took the field for the ULTIMATE CAMPOREE’s Epic Tournament! It WAS an epic battle! 16 teams fought hard for the title of ULTIMATE CHAMPS… but Ultimate wasn’t the only game going on.

Team Bravo (207) came out to win, and win they did early on in the Disc tourney. But it was their dominance at the Scout Skills games that gave them the edge taking the first prize points in Right On Target, Disc Brigade, The Crossing, and the Disc Tourney, as well as Third Place points in the Wheel Relay, Flaming Disc, and Disc Golf Orienteering… these guys flat killed it out there. Way to go… or should I say, BRAVO!?

The Ravens (303) put up a good fight with their Fourth Place showing in the final points, only missing a trophy chance by THREE points!! They dominated their side of the Disc Tourney bracket before falling to Bravo and were still able to score some hard-earned points at the competitions placing Second in the Wheel Relay and the Disc Tourney.

The big surprise was Team Charlie (207). Losing early in the Disc Tourney, they decided to concentratet their efforts on the other events taking First Place in the Distance Throw, and the Wheel Relay, they also came in a close Second (to Bravo) in the Crossing and took Fourth Place points in the Flaming Disc.

Congrats to all our winners and all of our Troops for another great Camporee… BIG THANKS to Andrew Johnson, our Camporee SPL whose original ideas began to form while working up at Camp Rainey Mountain last summer. Thanks for taking the initiative and executing a great plan!

Here are the point standings from our campore:

1st – 207 Bravo – 146 points – EDDIE returns to Troop 207 for the 2nd time in a row
2nd – 207 Charlie – 113 points
3rd – 200 AndyStandySquadTeamAlpha – 105 points
4th – 303 Ravens – 102 points
5th – 207 Alpha – 98 points
6th – 457 Falcons – 92 points
7th – 254 TEAM NAME – 91 points
8th – 303 Blackhawks – 87 points
9th – 109 A.O.I. – 85 points
10th – 457 Hawks – 69 points
11th – 62 Team X – 68 points
12th – 3740 Mules – 66 points
13th – 200 Dragon Slayers – 65 points
14th – 3740 Red Team – 57 points
15th – 3740 Elephants – 48 points
16th – 254 Name Team – 46 points

On top of that, the Etowah Allstars barely bested the Mountain District opponents in a major upset undertaking that lasted nearly an hour and 47 minutes! Congratulations to our ALLSTARS!

Stay tuned for info on our FALL Camporee set to take place October 21-23 at a location TBA… I’m sure it will be exciting and you WON’T WANT TO MISS IT!

see you out there!