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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.

Yours In Scouting,
Ken Kucera
Communications Chair

 

Register Now !! Wood Badge 92-72 Course 1 (2013)

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 5:48am

Wood Badge 92-72 Course 1 (2013)

Weekend #1: Mar. 22-24, 2013
Weekend #2: Apr. 19-21, 2013

Location:  Bert Adams Scout Reservation
 
 Register Quickly - The course has limited availability !! http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1064308

Wood Badge is the premier leadership training course for Scouters!  It is based on the best of a century of Scouting experience and draws on the most current leadership models used by corporate America, academic circles, and successful outdoor leadership organizations throughout the country.  The skills you will learn are applicable not only to Scouting, but will benefit your personal and professional life as well. (Attached is a letter for your employer that may be useful in gaining their support.)

Note that this is not Scout skills or program specific training like other courses you may have taken. Rather, Wood Badge aims to instill relevant management and leadership skills in leaders from all programs—that is, Cub, Boy, Varsity, and Venturing.

The course consists of two parts, the learning portion and the action portion. You will complete the learning portion over six days spread over two 3-day weekends. During this portion, you will develop a vision and five SMART goals that directly relate to your position in Scouting. The action portion, then, is the process of completing your five goals to reach your vision. Afterwards, you will have successfully completed your Wood Badge requirements and earned your beads.

Completing Wood Badge training sets the example for youth and adult leaders you work with and reinforces the importance of self-development and completing goals. The fee for the course is $210 and includes food for the first weekend, a course hat, activity shirt, instructional materials and Wood Badge regalia upon Ticket completion.

Attachments:  Wood Badge Information for Employers and Interest Registration Form.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Ned Sparkman - Cource Scribe - Wood Badge 92-72 
Email - scribe9272@gmail.com

From the District Chair - We're all in this together!

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 5:48am

 

Button Gwinnett Scouters ,

I was fortunate to speak to many of you a few weeks ago at our, Annual District Awards & Recognition Banquet.

For those of you who were not able to attend, I addressed the group, providing my vision for Button Gwinnett District. I'd like to share these thoughts with you.


2013 Button Gwinnett Klondike Derby Final Results

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 5:47am

2013 Button Gwinnett Klondike Derbey - Feb. 1-3, 2013
The thirteenth Klondike Derby is in the history books and fun was had by all.  It was a true Klondike experience with the cold weather and the snow.  The patrols were very competitive in demonstrating their Scout skills.  A big thank you to all of the town mayors, the event would not be what it is without your dedication.  The Scouts are very fortunate to have volunteers like each of you.

Third place was awarded to the Phoenix patrol from troop 827, second place was awarded to the Dukes of Hazard patrol from troop 650 and the grand prize, first place was awarded to troop 650, Huskies patrol.  The race on Sunday was cancelled due to the inclement weather.

As with the original Klondike Gold Rush, there were some heroes at this year’s event.  A big thank you goes out to the health lodge staff of Tricia Gallagher, Tonie Owens and Connie Fisher.  These ladies went above and beyond the call of duty in taking care of cold Scouts.  The health lodge provided warmth, hot chocolate and moral support for the many cold Scouts that visited.  Please tell them thank you when you see them.

From the District Chair - District Happenings

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 5:47am

Button Gwinnett Scouters,

I hope all of you are doing well! February has arrived and a lot of activities have been going on and are planned.

On January 25th, our Golden Eagle Committee, chaired by Marsha Anderson Bomar, hosted a very successful Golden Eagle Breakfast at the 1818 Club. The breakfast is a way to bring local business and community leaders together to support our Friends of Scouting fundraising campaign. This year, our breakfast honored Mark Tyrrell. Mark has been a past Scouter, and as the proprietor of Tapp Lumber has supported countless numbers of Scouts by donating lumber and supplies for their Eagle Scout projects. We're so fortunate to have someone like Mark in our community! In addition to Marsha, I want to personally thank the rest of the Golden Eagle Committee for their dedication and leadership:

 

Registration Now Open! Webelos Woods: March 8-10, 2013

Posted on Feb 8 2013 - 5:47am

BUTTON GWINNETT DISTRICT- ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL

March 8th – 10th, 2013

Bert Adams Scout Reservation -- Camp Gorman

The District Camping Committee and Activities Committee would like to invite all Webelos Dens (Webelos 1 and 2) to save the date for the 2013 Webelos Woods, being held at Bert Adams Scout Reservation March 8th - 10th.

2012 District Journey to Excellence Gold- Success

Posted on Feb 1 2013 - 7:28am

As I announced at our District Banquet, we have submitted our Journey to Excellence criteria as a District with Gold Status. Today I am proud to announce that the distiction of Gold in Journey to Excellence status for 2012 is official! Button Gwinnett District is Gold for 2012! I want to thank all of our District and unit volunteers that made this possible.

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