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

2015 Klondike Derby recap

Posted on Feb 17 2015 - 12:46pm

     Another Klondike Derby complete.  By all accounts the weekend was successful and the activities were well received.  The weather was not very Klondike-like, but was fantastic nonetheless.  Troop 608 led us in the opening flag ceremony Saturday morning.
     A huge thank you goes to all the Patrols that came out and participated.  There were 15 Patrols from nine Troops competing for gold on Saturday.  The campfire featured skits from eight Troops and awards from all of the Town Mayors.
     Sunday morning brought a little cloud cover for the running of the sled race. This year’s race was won by the Troop 827 Carnivorous Pandas – Congratulations guys!  Just prior to the race, Troop 419 led the interfaith worship service.
     The top three Patrols, overall, for the Saturday gold rush activities were:  3rd place - Troop 650 Prospectors; 2nd place - Troop 846 Woodsmen and 1st place - Troop 650 Huskies. Congratulations to each of these Troops and Patrols.
     We added a new item to this year’s campout by offering a camp wide spaghetti dinner in the dining hall Saturday night.  The feedback from all that participated has been very positive and some have mentioned they liked the opportunity to fellowship with Scouts and leaders from other Troops in our District.
     There was a lot of preparation work leading up to the dinner and I would like to recognize and thank a few people for their efforts and dedication to help make the dinner (and weekend) a success: Connie Fisher, Tonie Owens, Lisa Rood, Chiquita Banks, Jim Fisher, Sean Roche, Austin McGee, Mark Owens, Mac McGee, Doc Sandlin and Earl Owens.  Each of these folks was on site for the weekend and most took on extra duties in preparation for the events and dinner.  Behind the scenes, I would like to tip my hat to Sharman Sykes for doing a lot of the shopping for us and to Terry Roche and Fran McGee for helping with the food preparation.  This would not have been possible without their support and cooperation - my heartfelt thanks to all of you.
     Also, birthday congratulations and a thank you to Geoffrey Mount (Troop 827’s newest adult) on turning 18 and for being the Master of Ceremonies for the campfire.
     Last, but not least, thanks also to the unit leaders that staffed the towns, especially Troop 846 and Steven Webster and Glenn Halliday for taking on a Town for the first time.  The town mayors and staff are what make it so the Scouts can come out to compete and have fun.

Yours in Scouting,

Tom Owens
Button Gwinnett Program Chair

Scouting For Food

Posted on Feb 16 2015 - 8:36pm

As most of you are aware, we are vastly approaching the Scouting for Food collection date. The Atlanta Area Council has set aside the morning of Saturday, March 14th as "Bag Distribution Day" and the morning of Saturday, March 21st as "Food Collection Day".

We will be passing out supplies (bags, flyers, thank you stickers) at this month's (Feb. 17th) Button Gwinnett District Roundtable. Please send a representative to collect supplies, as well as, address any questions you may have.  You will only be able to receive supplies if you have registered through the AAC web site.  Please take the time to go to atlantabsa.org/scoutingforfood to register your Unit.

This year Button Gwinnett Distict has teamed with Norcross Co-Op as the benefactor of the food collected. Any food collected can be dropped off at Norcross Co-Op from 8am - 2pm on Sat. March 21st. Norcross Co-Op address: 2275 Mitchell Road, Norcross, Ga 30071. We will distribute patches and collect rosters during this time.

Finally, I want to remind each unit to login any service hours for this event @ www.myscouting.org.

Regards,
David Penton
District Activity Chairperson
Gwendolyn Johns-Newman
District Scouting For Food Chairperson

NEW BSA Certified Swim Test and Merit Badge Clinic

Posted on Feb 16 2015 - 8:34pm

NEW BSA certified Swim Test and Merit Badge clinic for swimming offered!

BSA Swimming Merit Badge Class is offered on 4/25 from 9 am - 1 pm for $20.  Covers all requirements for the MB and includes swim test.

BSA Swim Test is offered on 4/25 or 5/9 from 10:30 am - 11:30 am for $10. 

Calling All 2014 Eagle Scouts !!

Posted on Feb 12 2015 - 10:47am


Calling All 2014 Eagle Scouts !!

All boys that advanced to the rank of Eagle in 2014 are invited:
2014 Eagle Scout recognition by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners
Tuesday, February 24 at 6:00pm.
For More Informtion, contact:
Andrew Vickery, Public Relations Specialist | Gwinnett County Government | 770.822.7023 | 75 Langley Drive • Lawrenceville, GA  30046 | www.gwinnettcounty.com

Save the date Friday, January 23 - Button Gwinnett District Banquet

Posted on Jan 16 2015 - 12:59am

ATTENTION ALL BUTTON GWINNETT SCOUTERS and FAMILIES
ANNOUNCING THE ANNUAL VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION BANQUET
Friday, January 23, 2015
Christ the King Lutheran Fellowship Hall (same location as Roundtable)
5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092

Gathering at 6:30 PM Program Begins 7:00 PM and concludes at 9:30 PM

COST: $15.00 per person
Table of 8: $105.00 (One person* Golden Quill free)
Join us for good food, fellowship, but most importantly to see those who have contributed most to our success be recognized!

RSVP for each Unit:
Please Email your Unit head count to Cami Gregory (Cami.Gregory@scouting.org). Payment can be made by cash, check or credit card.
We hope each unit will fill one table!

Button Gwinnett District Recharter Day #2

Posted on Jan 5 2015 - 10:10pm

2nd recharter day (Jan 10th)

URL for the sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4dacab2ea57-button

Saturday, January 10, 2015, is the Button Gwinnett District's second-chance re-charter day.  The District Commissioner Staff will be available from 8:00 AM to noon at Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 5100 South Old Peachtree Road, Norcross, GA 30092. We want to help all units complete their re-charter paperwork and pay their re-charter fees at this event.  If you did not attend the first re-charter day on 12/6/14, here is your chance.

DATE: 1/10/2015 (Sat 8:00AM - 12:00PM) LOCATION: Mt. Carmel UMC

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