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Welcome to Button Gwinnett District Website and Information Portal!  It's easy-to-use with announcements, calendar, files, links,event registration and broadcast email. 

Since it's built on a content management system framework, it's easy for our Committee Members to keep it updated with new content.

If you're a registered leader of a Cub Scout Pack, Boy Scout Troop or Venturing Crew within the Button Gwinnett District, you may join as a member of the site. 

To join our site, simply send your unit, charter organization, leadership position, phone number and email address to join@gwinnettbsa.org.

Golden Quill Award

Posted on Nov 23 2015 - 12:36pm



Is there volunteer that gives of themselves freely and unselfishly for the good of your unit?  Recognize their contribution at the Annual Button Gwinnett District Banquet with the Golden Quill Award.  (One nomination per unit and the Honoree should be a person that has not received the award previously.)  For 2015, please send the Golden Quill Nomination Form to Greg Thurlow by 30 November  2015. 

District Award of Merit Award Nominations Needed

Posted on Nov 19 2015 - 11:36am

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils.  The award is available to Scouters who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level.  The award is made available annually on the basis of 1 for each 25 traditional units or fraction thereof. The district need not present all the awards to which it is entitled each year. It is not appropriate to nominate a Scouter who has already received this award. A professional Scouter or other council employee may not receive this award based on employment service. However, a professional Scouter or employee who also serves as a volunteer Scouter may be eligible, based on volunteer service.  For 2015, this form can be emailed to John Giobetti at johngiob@bellsouth.net and David Penton at dpenton251@gmail.com, The deadline for nominations is 30 November 2015.

2016 Klondike Derby

Posted on Nov 13 2015 - 2:23am

     With the year almost over, it's time to start gearing up for the 16th annual Button Gwinnett District Klondike Derby this coming February.
     Once again, we head to the Great White North of Georgia and Woodruff Scout Reservation.  We will feature a variety of Scout skills and fun activities that take place in six Klondike "towns". The dates are February 5 - 7, 2016.
     Last year we added the optional Saturday night spaghetti dinner and we will offer that again this year.  It was a great opportunity, for those attending, to fellowship with Scouts and Scouters from around the District. Pricing for this year's Klondike weekend will be the same as last year: $17 per person with the dinner option OR $12 per person without the dinner.
     The weekend will conclude with the annual sled race (weather permitting) and the award ceremony.
     Unit leaders: Please plan on attending the roundtable meetings on December 8th (to provide your attendance estimates) and on January 19th (to turn in final number with roster and payment).
     We want to thank all that have participated and attended past Klondikes and hope to see as many of you as possible in early February.
     Attached to this article you will find the 2016 Klondike Derby packet. This packet can also be found in the "Menu" section under the heading "2016 Klondike Derby Information Files".

The Klondike Derby Committee

Save the Date for District Arrow of Light/Crossover Ceremonies - Feb. 20 & 27, 2016

Posted on Nov 6 2015 - 9:33am

Save the Date for District Arrow of Light/Crossover Ceremonies - Feb. 20 & 27, 2016

In an effort to allow this year's Webelos 2 scouts to crossover into Boy Scouts in time to participate in the Campout 100 event in March, the Order of the Arrow will be offering multiple sessions of the Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies at Christ the King Lutheran Church on February 20 and February 27.   Sessions will be scheduled between 9:00am and 4:00pm on one day or the other.  More information will follow.  But, packs should add Feb 20 and 27 to your scouting calendar for Webelos 2 scouts and troops should add these dates to your calendars to receive the Webelos 2 scouts crossing over into your troops.  For more information, please contact Tom Owens at towensbgdistrict@gmail.com

2016 Recharter Work Days

Posted on Nov 5 2015 - 2:32pm

Dear Button Gwinnett District Key3 Unit Leaders:

 I would like to remind everyone of our new earlier recharter deadline of 12/31/15.

The 2016 internet recharter codes for all Units in the District are available from your Unit Commissioner, or from me.

Attention Merit Badge Councilors - It is Renewal Time!

Posted on Nov 3 2015 - 5:21pm

If you are registered Merit Badge Councilor, be on the look-out for the annual renewal e-mail from Donna  Carr.  Reply quickly and ensure your renewal as Merit Badge Councilor for 2016. 

Button Gwinnett District

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