Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Auction Benefit to kick-off the Sporting Clays Classic will be held on November 9, 2011 at Coca-Cola world headquaters. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and some amazing deals at the auction! Tickets are ony $50! Click here to reserve your spot today! Contact Ben Buckelew, Senior Development Director, for more information or to make a donation.
The North Fulton Radio League invites you to "Jamboree on the Air". This year's theme is: Peace, Environment and Natural Disasters. An exciting activity that focuses on the strength of Scouting: to act and support in unforeseen circumstances. Scouts are prepared. Since 1958, the JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. When Scouts want to meet young people from another country they usually think of attending a World Jamboree or another international gathering. But few people realize that each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides "get together" over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the--Air (JOTA). Boy Scouts who visit will be able to meet the requirements for the Radio Merit Badges. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Come out and experience the beauty of Bert Adams Scout Reservation while learning about the Religious Emblems Program, Leave No Trace, and more! Activities include orienteering, crafts, cracker barrel, campfire, and worship of your choice! Click here to register or for more information.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
The 38th Annual Corporate Classic Golf Tournament will be held at the AtlantaAthletic Club on September 26, 2011. This year we are excited to be at the Atlanta Athletic Club, which is also the home of the PGA Tour Championship.Click here for more information. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $3,000. If you are interested in sponsorships or other levels of participation, then contactWilliam Bryant at 770.956.3177.
Friday, June 3, 2011
The Trainer's Egde replaces the Trainer Development Conference. This new course provides and helps develop the platform skills of a trainer with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of a skill trainer brings to training courses. This course "trains the trainer".
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Congratulations to the following staff members that just joined the Atlanta Area Council: Tab Brown, District Executive for the Soapstone Ridge District, and Chelsea Denson, District Executive for the Yellow River District.
At this past week's National Meeting, it was announced that the Atlanta Area Council won two National President's Awards for Marketing Excellence in the Friends of Scouting brochure and e-Newsletter categories! Please join us in congratulating Mark Phelan, who designed the 2010 Friends of Scouting brochure.
Are you registered for your district day camp? Spots are filling up fast, so be sure to sign up today! Contact our Program Center at 770-989-8820 for information on how you can participate in your District's Day Camp.
Order your discounted tickets today for Scout Days at the Georgia Renaissance Festival. Click here to order tickets.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Proposed Georgia legislation would require a sales tax on Popcorn fundraisers for Cub - Boy Scouts and on Cookies for Girl Scouts. This significant financial impact would take money directly from each boy's efforts to go to camp and pay for their Scouting activities.
This issue is being considered RIGHT NOW, so please contact your State House Representative and State Senator TODAY and express your concern in a courteous, Scout-like manner about our Scouts being taxed. Please reference House Bill 385.
House Bill 385 is a part of the 2010 Special Council on Tax Reform eliminating various nonprofit sales and use tax exemptions, targeting popcorn and cookie fundraisers by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
The consequences of this legislation:
Requiring our young Scouts to collect sales tax is not fair and not feasible.
A portion of the funds earned by our Scouts for their camping experience would need to be diverted to pay a sales tax.
Hundreds of children especially in hard to serve areas will not be able to participate in Scouting due to reduction of services resulting from the sales taxes.
Camps are likely to be stressed due to reduced funding.
Please voice your opinion on this issue. Contact your State Representative and State Senators TODAY in a courteous, Scout-like manner regarding House Bill 385. See the left column for a link to find your elected officials. Thank you for your support of Scouting.
Yours in Scouting,
Tracy A. Techau
Atlanta Area Council, BSA
Thanks to the leadership of the Council's Board of Directors, foundations, corporations, and of course the numerous Scout parents and volunteers that contributed, we have made great progress to providing our Scouts with one of the best camping facilities in the nation.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
It's time to check your CPR Certification for 2011.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2011
Choose from six class times with the first starting at 8:00 a.m.
The course takes about 3.5 hours to complete.
Where: Volunteer Service Center
1800 Circle 75 Pkwy - Atlanta, GA 30339
Register on-line at www.goodturn.net
Why: CPR Training is required for BSA tour permits, rechartering
and summer camp adult leadership. Please check you unit's
Why: This course will help Scouts satisfy numerous outdoor skills
merit badge requirements to demonstrate CPR knowledge. Save time
at summer camp by learning CPR now!
How you can help: We need to get the word out to get everyone to
sign-up for Scout CPR Saturday. Parents, friends, Scouts, and Girl
Scout leaders are all welcome! Be sure to foward this email to
anyone that might be interested in joining us.
Adult Skills: $35.00
Adult and Child Skills: $45.00
C-Pro training: $55.00
* Includes manuals, skill cards, and supplies