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In Scouting this MonthTop   September 30, 2010
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 ScoutFest is a one-day event in which Scouting units from throughout the Atlanta Area Council come together to stage exhibits and demonstrations that bring to life the fun and adventure of Scouting for all to experience. 
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2010 Popcorn Sale
The Popcorn sale is an important part of the Scouting experience. It provides necessary funding for all of the great programs a Scout receives. Make sure your unit is registered to participate. 
Email Colin Buckley or call 770-989-8820 for more information on this year's Popcorn sale!
News and Events for All
Scout Day at the Braves (October 3)
Join us for Scout Day at the Braves on October 3 as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies.Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Scout Day at GSU Panthers (October 9)
Come out and enjoy an exciting, unforgettable day of college football at the Georgia Dome with Scouts, friends and family to cheer on the GSU Panthers Football team as they take on Savannah State.Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.  
Scout Day at Georgia Tech (October 16)
Enjoy an exciting and memorable day of college football as Georgia Tech takes on Middle Tennessee St! Click here for more information.
Scout Day at the Hawks (November 14)
Join us for Scout day at the Hawks as they take on the Timberwolves!Click here  for more information.
Youth Protection Training
The BSA places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. Be sure to keep up to date on youth protection training and policies. Click here to review the Boy Scouts of America Youth Protection Policies.
World Friendship Fund Patch 
The World Friendship Fund patch is designed to increase awareness of the Scouting movement in the other countries of the world at the council level. Patches can be purchased from the Volunteer Service Center for $5 for the Silver entry level patch or $50 for the limited edition Gold sequentially numbered patch.
Duty to God Encampment (October 15)
Scouting has a continuing commitment to encourage moral, ethical and spiritual growth. In the Oath, "Duty to God" reminds everyone that  a Scout is reverent. Join us on October 15-17 at the 2010 Duty to God Encampment at Bert Adams.Click here to register and for more information.
New Camp Policies and New Facility Fee Notice
In 2009, our camps recorded over 115,000 camper nights. In a continued effort to meet the ever increasing demand for our properties, the council camping committee looked at facilities at our camps that might not have been available to our Scouts and Scouters' in the past.
The Council Camping Committee's purpose in implementing fees for use of council facilities is
to expand the opportunity for council, district and unit activities to access facilities that normally would not be available them, while at the same time helping to defray the cost of
supplies and maintenance on these select facilities.  Click here for
more information and links to the updated camping documents.
Bert Adams
The Bert Adams Trading Post has now extended their hours of operation through November 20th.
  • Tuesday from 4 - 8pm
  • Friday from 2 - 7pm
  • Saturday from 10 - 4pm 
Philmont 2011 Philmont Provisional Crew #1
Does an exciting 11 day high adventure backpacking experience at Philmont Scout Ranch interest you?  If so, the provisional crew 1 of the 2011 Atlanta Council Philmont contingent has openings available for youth from Atlanta area council troops. One opening for an adult exists. The trek dates are from June 14 through June 26, 2011. The estimated cost is $1,325.00 per person, transportation and fees included. Click here for the application. Read more... 
Junior Leadership Training Forum (October 9) 
The Scoutreach Division is offering a  Junior Troop Leader Training Program for council troops that have recently elected new patrol leaders. This course is an introduction to Troop Leadership and does not replace our National Youth Leadership Training Course ( NYLT) we are limited to the first 200 scouts that sign up.Click here for more information. Click here to register. 
Council BALOO (October 16)
Pack Camping is has come a long way, and it is one of the strongest reasons youth join the Cub Scout program. For a pack to go camping however there MUST be at least one registered leader on the outing that is BALOO trained. BALOO is a 6 hour indoor and outdoor training which helps with understanding the BSA progressive camping program, guidelines established by the National and Council office, plus helps us understand the value of the outdoor program.
Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) is a one-day training event that introduces leaders and parents to the skills needed to plan and conduct pack outdoor activities, particularly pack camping.
Click here to register.
SOLO Wilderness First Aid (October 23 and 24) 
Are you going to be part of a high adventure Philmont, Northern Tier or Sea Base crew?  Are you a weekend hiker on the Appalachian Trail or in the Cohutta Wilderness? The course is open to Scouts and Venturers 14 or older, male and female, and to adult Scouters.  One person trained in this or an equivalent course has been REQUIRED for every Philmont Crew since 2008. Click here for more information.
Climbing Instructor Training (October 29-31)
National BSA standards ("Climb on Safely") require councils, districts, merit badge counselors and units participating in climbing/rappelling activities to have qualified Instructor at the activity site. To be a certified instructor, you must complete this training. Click here to register. 
Learn to Swim (October 30)
Boy Scouts, Venturers and Adult leaders are welcome to come out and Learn to Swim on October 30 at the Rosel Fann Natatorium. Click here for more information.
Scouter's Academy
(November 6)
Learn how to make the ordinary - EXTRAORDINARY! We have a diverse curriculum that has something for the newest Cub Scout leader all the way to the most seasoned Boy Scout leader. Learn anything from planning a Cub Scout Adventure (class P245) to Harsh Weather Camping and Back Country Equipment Repairs (class S440) and an unbelievable variety of things in between. Click here for more information and to register.  
Wilderness First Aid (November 11) 
Are you going to be part of a high adventure Philmont, Northern Tier or Sea Base crew?  Are you a weekend hiker on the Appalachian Trail or in the Cohutta Wilderness? The course is open to Scouts and Venturers 14 or older, male and female, and to adult Scouters.  One person trained in this or an equivalent course has been REQUIRED for every Philmont Crew since 2008.Cost is $75 for adult Scouters, Scouts and Venturers.Click here for more information.
Trainer's Edge
(November 13)
This course provides and helps develop the platform skills of a trainer with a focus on the participant, while raising the level of skill a trainer brings to training courses. This course "trains the trainer" on behaviors and resources while offering hands on experience in methods and media.Click here to register. 
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Commissioner Conference (October 16)
Register today to attend the Commissioner Conference. During this conference you will complete basic Commissioner training, get the latest Scouting news, and see what's new in the Atlanta Area Council. Click here to register.
UVTS 2.0
Watch for implementation of UVTS 2.0 within the next 4-6 weeks. Enhancements will include:
  • Unit Commissioners will be able to add reports on any unit within their district or council
  • Administrative Commissioners will be able to add reports on any unit within their district or council
  • Commissioners will be able to view all comments entered from any visit report within their district or council.
  • Commissioners will be able to view additional data about units (e.g., charter date, renewal status, expiration date, unit tenure)
  • Filter and export capabilities will be expanded.
A UVTS national hotline exclusively for commissioner support has been established. The phone number is 972-672-4389. Service desk team members will be monitoring the phone Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM and Saturday from 10:00 AM until 10:00 PM.
AAC Website Commissioner Corner
Visit the Commissioner Corner to view information from our most recent quarterly meeting, including:
Information on Cub Scouts 2010 will be added shortly.
Cub Scouts
Cub Scout
Cub-Boo-Ree (October 30)
Cub-BOO-Ree will be held Saturday, October 30 at the new Bert Adams Cub World from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The day of fun will include: bounce houses, human foosball, bows and arrows, bb guns, stage shows, sling shots, arts, pumpkin chucking and crafts. Come check out the new Fort Brumley, J. Erskine Love, Jr. dining hall and Cub World Neighborhoods. Remember you must register for camping separate from the Cub World activity if you wish to stay the night. Participants must register online for the event which is $10 per Scout or youth participant. A hotdog lunch will be served for $3 per adult and $2 per youth and everyone must bring a water bottle. A Cub-BOO-Ree t-shirt will be available for $10 extra however you must order in advance.Register here... 
Boy Scouts Winter 2010 - Banner 2 
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites
Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites has joined efforts with the Boy Scouts of America to help Scouts continue to accomplish great things in its 100th Anniversary celebration. The State Parks can help get Scouts started and on their way to a great service project! The parks offer a variety of projects - from trail maintenance to invasive plant removal to general cleanups and river cleanups and they need Scouting's help! Click here for more information or to register individually or as a group. 
Inventing Merit Badge
The BSA, in partnership with the Lemelson-MIT Program, just announced the Inventing Merit Badge. It is designed to encourage Scouts to be inventive and solve real-world problems. The new merit badge will provide Boy Scouts with an understanding of the impact and importance of inventive thinking and doing. Read more... 
Winter 2010 - Banner 2
Venturing Leader Specific Training (November 6)
This training is designed to introduce adult Venturing Crew leaders to the basic information needed to successfully operate a Crew. New crew Chartered Organization Personnel, Venturing Crew Advisors, Associate Advisors, Crew Committee Members, and other adults involved with Venturing. Participants should have previously attended New Leader Essentials training. Click here  for more information. 
Venturing Roundtable 
(December 2)
Come out and join us for the Venturing Roundtable and learn more about the upcoming events for Venturing. Click here to register.  
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