Tag Archives: Troops

Celebrate Independence!

2 Jul

Greetings Scouts!

Happy Fourth of July! I know that Scouts all over the District are celebrating our great country’s Independence in some special and important way, whether it is taking a vacation with your family, marching in the parade, running the Peachtree, or going to Scout Camp, Summer is surely full of some of our most important past-times that remind us of our freedoms and liberties. Be sure to remember those who are in harms way to protect our freedom too and keep their families in your prayers… (how are you spending 4th of July? answer our poll on Facebook! http://on.fb.me/bX2Ggl)

You haven’t seen a post in a while because it has absolutely been a BUSY Scouting Summer!!! We had over 400 Cub Scouts attend Cub Scout Day Camp this season… and I’ve been able to visit several Troops at Camp Rainey Mountain over the past several weeks.

Scoutland Adventure Camp is about to get underway for all you Adventure Campers… if you haven’t signed up for this premier summer experience go here: http://bit.ly/hplDu3 (SHARE THIS WITH YOUR PATROL OR DEN TODAY!).

Plan now to attend the Ideal Year of Scouting Brunch at the Suwanee LDS Church in Suwanee on Saturday July 30 from 9AM-11AM. You can earn an additional 1% COMMISSION on your POPCORN SALE this fall by attending… be sure that your Pack, Troop, Crew, Post or Ship has at least 1 representative that can attend… An email newsletter will go out with details and directions as we get closer to the date…

PROGRAM PREVIEW – July 21 at 7:00PM at First Baptist Cumming on Sawnee Drive. This is the most important information session of the YEAR. Every unit should have representation at this gathering. We will debut the Fall Calendar of events and happenings throughout the District as well as ramp up for our Scouting year! Find out about Training, Weekend events, Camporee, Advancement and service opportunities, fundraisers and important events happening throughout the year. Every Unit will receive a packet and CDRom of event flyers and District/Council info… MARK IT ON YOUR CALENDAR! Troops, be sure to bring your SPL… Crews/Ships/Posts, be sure to bring your President.

Roundup Orientation – Every Cub Scout Pack needs a Roundup Representative at the Roundup Orientation meeting. This meeting will take place on Tuesday August 2nd at 7:00PM (should last about 45 minutes) at Cumming Kiwanis Club in downtown Cumming. Roundups are currently being scheduled with each School… please DO NOT contact your school to schedule your Roundup as this will be coordinated by the District Roundup Committee. Find out when your Roundup will be and pick up your information packet when you attend Orientation.

More late summer and fall dates to follow, but go ahead and mark these on your calendar!

Have a fun and safe Independence Day!

see you out there!

daniel

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Join us as we CELEBRATE!

13 May

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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!

daniel

Some Summer Service!

22 Apr

Hey Troops!

Working at Day Camp is a great way to earn service hours. Older Scouts who need service hours for Star or Life can check out one of our 5 local Cub Scout Day Camps and attend 1 day or more days to help out… here are the dates and locations of the Camps in our area:
May 30-June 3 Lumpkin Twilight Camp at Pine Valley Recreation Area on Hwy 9 from 5PM-9PM
June 6-June 10 North Forsyth Camp at Church of the Good Shepherd from 9AM-3PM
June 13-17 Dawson Day Camp at Lumpkin Campground from 9AM-3PM
June 13-17 South Forsyth Day Camp at Midway UMC from 9AM-3PM
June 27-July 1 Cumming Day Camp at Christ the King Lutheran Church from 9AM-3PM

Scouts and Troop Leaders can help out in many different areas like woodcrafts, Scout skills, art, shooting ranges, sports and games… every camp is a little bit different! If you’d like to help out 1 or more days, let me know by emailing me at davictor@bsamail.org and be sure to tell me which camp you’re interested in helping out. You can also go ahead and fill out the Staff Registration Form and mail it in to the Scout Office here:
Day Camp
C/O Northeast Georgia Council, BSA
PO Box 399
Jefferson, GA 30549

SCOUT LEADERS! This is a great opportunity to build a relationship with Cub Scouting units in your area which helps ensure good cross-overs into the Troop! Also, your Scouting knowledge and expertise are invaluable.

CUB SCOUT LEADERS – We need your help too! Use the Registration Form to register… for more information on Cub Scout Summer programs, view the previous post here on the Otter Blog and be sure to share with your friends!!!

For more information on ALL of our great Summer Programs check out the Northeast Georgia Council WebPAGE

ScoutBLAST! 2011

30 Mar

On Saturday, April 16th, at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, your family can enjoy a day with THOUSANDS of Scouts showing off their skills and displaying things they’ve learned over the past year at the Northeast Georgia Council’s ScoutBLAST 2011. The event runs all day, but Troops can set up camp the night before to get their displays ready. Families will love the hundreds of displays, crafts, live music, and demonstrations by Police, Fire, and EMS Explorer teams competing.

UNIT DISPLAYS – Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships, or Posts can set up any kind of display that shares your Unit’s Scouting knowledge from a new game, a craft for everyone to do, an outdoor exibit, an instructional display, a cooking demonstration, a pioneering project,… you name it! Anything goes… just be sure to read the rules before you decide what your display will be…

Special Events – stay tuned for a listing of additional special events as we get closer to ScoutBLAST. There will be live music, Scouting Displays all day long, and of course, The Council Pinewood Derby Race. Don’t forget the new open class race called Contenders and Pretenders!

AWARDS – Special awards will be given out for your display having originality, live action, skill proficiency, Exceptional Scout Spirit, Youth led (Boy Scouts), and Youth participation (Cub Scouts).

Get your unit involved in this year’s ScoutBLAST! 2011.

to reserve your booth use this form: ScoutBLAST Display Registration

ok… see you out there!

The Summit will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree

29 Mar

Here’s a cool article from Bryan on Scouting… who’s interested in going to this?

 

The Summit will host the 2019 World Scout Jamboree.

Patrol PLUS

24 Mar

Patrols are the building blocks to a strong, well-run troop. To build up your troop, add a patrol or two, and watch what can happen:

 

  • More parental involvement
  • More leadership opportunities
  • More skills development
  • More camaraderie among peers
  • More friendly patrol competition
  • More energy and enthusiasm
  • More patrol spirit
  • stronger patrol leaders’ council
  • More resources for the troop
  • More community service opportunities

READ ON…

 

 

Download the brochure …

PatrolPlus