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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.

Local Merit Badge Clinic

Posted on Feb 21 2014 - 5:44pm

Troop 251 out of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Norcross is hosting a Merit Badge Clinic on March 22nd! All of the information is on meritbadge.info.

14th Exploring Engineering Academy (EEA) - June 1-6, 2014 @ Georgia Tech

Posted on Feb 20 2014 - 10:57pm

The 14th Exploring Engineering Academy (EEA) will be held on the Georgia Institute of Technology campus from Sunday afternoon, June 1, 2014, through Friday evening, June 6, 2014, residing in Ga Tech dorms.  Applicants (male and female) must be at least 14 years old and have completed the 8th grade.  No previous Scouting experience is required for your application.  My personal guess is the program best serves rising 10th and 11th grade students with an interest in engineering, math, and/or science.

EEA is a joint effort of the Georgia Engineering Foundation and the Learning for Life Division of BSA.  There are two tracks for students, which I will call Traditional Engineering and STEM, that visit various firms or laboratories in the Atlanta area, or meet with Ga Tech and Emory professors or CDC researchers during the week to explore their uses of engineering, science, math, or technology.

Quarterly District Committee Conference

Posted on Feb 20 2014 - 10:54pm

Our third Quarterly District Committee Conference is on Tuesday March 4th at 7:30pm at Simpsonwood UMC (4500 Jones Bridge Circle, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092). This is a time for each of our District sub-Committees to breakout and makes plans and goals with out Unit Volunteers for 2014. If you are a Unit Advancement Chair, Membership Chair, Outdoor Coordinator, FOS Coordinator, Training Chair, or Community Service Coordinator, please plan to attend. This meeting will replace out March District Committee meeting. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Advancement Notes

Posted on Feb 19 2014 - 2:11pm

2 Key Advancement notes for Boy Scout Leaders:

Reminder- Cooking Merit Badge is now required for Eagle. The total number Merit Badges needed did not increase from 21, but now there are 13 specifically required Merit Badges. 

2014 Klondike Derby Recap

Posted on Feb 13 2014 - 10:44pm

     The 2014 Button Gwinnett Klondike Derby is in the books. The weather was very different from last year and worked in everyone's favor.
     Congratulations to all that participated and thank you to the Troops that sponsored the towns and activities. We ended up with 15 Patrols from nine Troops competing for gold on Saturday and concluded the day with a campfire that featured seven skits and Patrol awards for each town.
     The weather held out and we finally got the sled race in for the first time in three years. The race was won by the Troop 827 Carnivorous Pandas - Congratulations to them.
     For the Saturday activities, the top three Patrols overall were as follows: 3rd place - Troop 650 Prospectors; 2nd place - Troop 846 Cobra and 1st place - Troop 419 Spartans.  Congratulations to each of these Troops and Patrols.
     I would like to recognize and thank a few people for their efforts and dedication to help make the weekend a success: Connie Fisher, Tonie Owens and Lisa Rood for staffing the Health Lodge for the weekend; Mr. Ski for his culinary skills in feeding the staff for the weekend; Austin McGee for being the Klondike Governor and Mark Owens for assisting the Governor and being the lead youth in charge; also, the remainder of the staff - adult and youth.
     Last, but not least, a huge thank you to the unit leaders that staffed the towns and made them function so that the Scouts could have some fun!

Tom Owens
Button Gwinnett Program Chair

Camp Cards

Posted on Feb 6 2014 - 11:08pm

It's still not too late to sign up for Camp Card sale. This is an excellent, risk free fundraiser that can help Scouts earn their way through Scouting. For more information and to sign up, go to www.atlantabsa.org/campcards

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