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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

 

Program Chair's Corner: Fun, Service, Recognition!

Posted on Oct 19 2012 - 1:29am

 

Hey Button Gwinnett Scouters! I hope all of you are having a fantastic October! Autumn is my favorite time of year... Whether it's tailgating with friends and family for college football games, going to the mountains to see the vibrant colors of the leaves, or camping in absolutely gorgeous weather, I just can't get enough of my favorite season!

The program Committee has many activities going on now or planned soon that I'd like to share them with you. I've categorized them into (1) Fun, (2) Service, and (3) Recognition.

Submit Your Golden Quill Nominations by December 1st

Posted on Oct 18 2012 - 11:42pm


Submit Your Golden Quill Nominations by December 1st

Over 200 Years ago, Button Gwinnett Applied his good name to THE DECALRATION OF INDEPENDENCE, with, and For Our   Purposes, His Golden Quill.  In honor of his act as one of the signers, as well as being one of the framers of the Georgia Constitution, we the officers of The Button Gwinnett District, AAC, and BSA, would like for each unit in the District to nominate one person from your unit to receive “The Golden Quill Award” at the 2013 Button Gwinnett District Banquet, January 18th.  

It's Time for Jamboree On The AIR (JOTA) (October 20)

Posted on Oct 18 2012 - 11:20pm

                                                        

 

The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society, Gwinnett Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Venture Crew 73 are proud to provide all Scouts and young people the opportunity to learn about Amateur Radio and contact other Scouts On The Air. The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in our own community. Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, Venturers and Girl Scouts.

2012 Summer Camping Updates

Posted on Oct 18 2012 - 10:30pm

Good morning - 

  Here is a quick update of the Atlanta Area Council Resident Camps and the Button Gwinnett Units (Troops and Packs) summer camping activities as reported currently to the Atlanta Area Council Service Center.

SCOUT DAYS at Daytona Speedway Jan 4-6

Posted on Oct 16 2012 - 6:50pm

Two nights of camping in the famous infield of Daytona International
Speedway (Friday & Saturday nights)

Bring your tents, sleeping bags and firewood

Access to all the fun activities in the infield during GRAND-AM testing

Fishing on Lake Lloyd (bring your fishing reels)

$10 DAYTONA Dollars (good at any Speedway concession stand)

Fire/safety demonstration ▶ Garage tours ▶ Speedway tour ▶ Scavenger hunt ▶ Collectible scout patch ▶ Much more!

Program Chair's Corner: Make Every Minute Count!

Posted on Sep 21 2012 - 12:42am

Hey Button Gwinnett Scouters! I hope all of you are doing well. It was great to see many of you Tuesday night at Roundtable. It was a pleasure to see my friend Richard Atkin, one of the many outstanding leaders from Pack 420. He was there promoting the Scouting event Jamboree Over The Air (JOTA) that is going to be happening this year on Saturday, October 20th (http://gwinnettbsa.org/node/1870). The members of the Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society have been gracious to bring their equipment out on this day so our youth can participate in a global event that last year had 750,000 participants from 9,000 radio stations! I was fortunate last year to see this event in action as Richard coordinated with the LaGrange Amateur Radio Club to host an event during a joint camping trip with Packs 420 and 846. The event was so successful that Richard was determined to see how the entire district could enjoy this event. Thank you Richard! I'm excited that many more youth will be exposed to a truly unique event.

Can you believe September is almost gone??? By now, I'm sure your unit program calendars are in full gear. You've welcomed new youth and parents into your packs, troops, and crews, and the chaos (albeit organized) has ensued, right? Trying to get those youth and adult applications processed, while at the same time trying to answer questions from new parents can be extremely time absorbing.

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