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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.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic - Railroading

Posted on Mar 23 2014 - 8:59pm

Boy Scout Merit Badge Clinic - Railroading
Presented by The Piedmont Division - National Model Railroad Association
During our six hour session, Scouts meet all requirements to earn their merit badge. Scouts will learn about:
- Safety
- Freight Car Identification
- How a Locomotive Works
- Model Scale and Gauge
- Amtrak
- And Operate Model Trains!
Programs are held at the: Southeastern Railway Museum, Duluth, GA
Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, GA
$10 Administrative Fee. Museum Fee May Apply for Leaders and Adults.
Space is limited and fills up quickly. To register for our next merit badge workshop, contact our merit badge chairman at scouts@piedmont-div.org.
2014 Dates:
Duluth April 26 & September 13
Kennesaw February 29 & August

Updated info and flier - 2014 Button Gwinnett District Camporee

Posted on Mar 13 2014 - 11:12pm

Come one, come all, as we go in search of the Ring!
     It is time for the annual spring camporee and it's theme will be "Lord of the Rings".  So, channel your inner Frodo and unleash the Gimli in each of you ("I'm wasted on cross-country! We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances!")

     Troop attendance final numbers will be due and payment will be collected at the District roundtable meeting this coming Tuesday, March 18th.  Price will be $10 per attendee and checks should be made payable to: Venture Crew 9236.

     The camporee will be held at Bert Adams Scout Reservation the weekend of March 28 - 30.  Events will revolve around Scout skills and fun activities such as first-aid, pioneering, Scout trivia, team building and more. Saturday night will include a campfire and feature Troop skits.  Also, back this year for Saturday night will be the Order of the Arrow (OA) tapout ceremony to recognize this year's OA candidates.

Button Gwinnett Training Center Work Day : Thanks for all who came out to help!

Posted on Mar 11 2014 - 7:44pm

Thanks to all who came out last Saturday we got a lot done.
The deck someone had left behind is now gone and the stage area next to the pavilion is now usable!
Thanks go out to :

Jim Fisher
Elliott Perkins
Pack 146 - (Kevin Dye) Wolf Den
Troop 648
John Giobetti

Button Gwinnett District Pinewood Derby - Sat. March 15, 2014

Posted on Mar 7 2014 - 11:16am

The 2014 Button Gwinnett District Pinewood Derby Races are going to be held on Saturday, the 15th of March at Sugarloaf United Methodist Church which is located at 1795 Old Peachtree Road, Duluth, GA 30097. The following is the schedule of events.

Save the date - 1st Annual AAC Program Kick-Off Event

Posted on Mar 7 2014 - 2:27am

Cubmasters, Scoutmasters and Unit Committee Chairs:
     Save the date of Saturday, April 26 and make plans to attend this inaugural unit program planning event.  Attached is the flier with some basic information about what to expect for the morning. Help to make this a success by sending at least one leader from each of your units.

For more specifics and to register online, use the following link: http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1447530.

AAC Resident Camp Camperships Available

Posted on Mar 7 2014 - 2:04am

Unit Leaders and Unit Committee Chairs -
Hopefully your units are making plans for summer camp activities and there will be a number of you going to either Bert Adams or Woodruff.  For those that will be utilizing one of these two camps, I want to briefly touch on a subject that may affect some of your Scouts - and that is money, specifically funding for payment of camp fees.

Family financial difficulties should not stand in the way of any Scout being able to attend summer camp at either Atlanta area facility.  With that being said, most of you may be aware of the campership program sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council.  For those that do not know about this program, it is designed to assist Scouts and their families with AAC resident camping fees.  (See the attached form for more details and instructions.)

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