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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

 

Recognize Your Leaders with James E. West Fellowship Award

Posted on May 21 2013 - 3:08pm

Would you like to honor a special Scout Leader for years of outstanding service?  Is there an outgoing Leader who has served your Unit well and deserves recognition for a job well done?  Do you know of a new Eagle Scout, Wood Badge or Silver Beaver recipient who you would like to recognize? Would you like to provide a lasting memorial for a special person who has passed away?

This award is named after James E. West who was the first Chief Scout Executive of the Boy Scouts of America.  Dr. West exemplified Ralph Waldo Emerson's observation that "an institution is the lengthened shadow of one man."  Those who are recognized by the James E. West Fellowship Award will cast their own "lengthened shadow" as they help ensure the Scouting legacy for future generations of young people and create the financial stability of the program for the Atlanta Area Council.

Qualifications
The James E. West Fellowship Award is a national recognition for individuals who contribute $1,000 or more in cash or marketable securities to the Council's Endowment Trust Fund.  This gift must be in addition to and not replace or diminish the donor's annual Friends of Scouting support.  In addition to the certificate and pin, the James E. West Fellowship Award embroidered square-knot insignia is worn above the uniform left shirt pocket, indicating a Scouter is a James E. West fellow.  Click herefor more information.

From the District Chair - We Have Arrived!

Posted on Apr 25 2013 - 11:29pm

I hope all of you are doing well! Can you believe that we are well into Spring??? I can't believe it as well. General Beauregard Lee was correct that our Spring did arrive a little late this year. But when it finally arrived, it did so in full force! The grass is green, all of the azaleas have bloomed to their full glory and my need for Zyrtec, Sudafed, and a daily shot glass of apple cider vinegar have arrived!

2013-14 District Calendar

Posted on Apr 25 2013 - 11:18pm

Button Gwinnett Scouters - 

The 2013-14 District Calendar has been finalized and is available for your use. Please consider the key district dates as you formulate your unit calendars.

2013 Button Gwinnett District Camporee

Posted on Apr 16 2013 - 8:45am

2013 Button Gwinnett District Camporee
The Hunger Games
April 19-21, 2013
Location: Parks Ferry Recreation Area - Lake Oconee
Cost:  $10 per attendee for pre-registration
Pre-registration:  Begins at 7:00 PM at the March 19 Roundtable meeting (headcount and fees due at this time)
If paid at Camporee registration cost per attendee is $25.
Check in at camp will begin at 6:30 PM on April 19.
Any questions?
Email: Mark Owens: hungergames1@gwinnettbsa.org or Zach Guerin: hungergames2@gwinnettbsa.org

Friends of Scouting Success- First District to 100%

Posted on Apr 2 2013 - 11:41am

I want to make sure all of our Button Gwinnett District leaders know that we are the first district in the Atlanta Area Council to achieve 100% of our Friends of Scouting Campaign goal! Our Campaign leadership- Steve Webster, Marsha Anderson Bomar, Lisa Rood, and Jeff Hopper led the way for our success, but many of you made it possible by making a gift, helping with a presentation, or securing gifts from others. We had a great Golden Eagle Breakfast and many exciting Unit Presentations. These funds make Scouting possible in our District and the Council as a whole. In the coming weeks we will continue to raise funds to build a stronger base for future campaigns, but we have a lot to be proud of. Thank you for everything you have done to make this possible. Now, let’s go change lives!

Venture Crew 9236 BBQ Sale !!

Posted on Apr 1 2013 - 11:12am

ATTENTION DISTRICT SCOUTERS
Want to Feed your Troop at Camporee Ecomomically?
Want a GREAT MEAL for you and your family?
If The Answer to Either is yes --- CREW 9236 Has what you need!!
DELICIOUS HICKORY AND APPLE WOOD SMOKED PORK- tender and succulent
OUTSTANDING BRUNSWICK STEW – rich and savory – THE BEST IN TOWN BAR NONE
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PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW AND WE’LL DELIVER TO:
1)        April Roundtable or
2)        Camporee or
3)        Another central pick up point if needed.
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED SO ORDER NOW TO INSURE YOU GET YOURS
2 pounds of chopped pork                $15.00  
5 pounds of chopped pork                $30.00
2 quarts of Brunswick Stew                $15.00
5 quarts of Brunswick Stew                $30.00
OPEN THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT TO PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW!

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