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Serving youth in west Georgia's Carroll, Douglas, and Haralson counties.

July 2021 Newsletter

It's summer time which means camping now and fall recruiting is just around the corner

Gene Liverman

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Happy July everyone! Here’s what happened during this month’s District Committee meeting:

We started with pledge, oath, and law by way of Zoom and this awesome video: https://vimeo.com/432272336.

Our first order of business was actually to celebrate Kyle Taylor’s son earning his Eagle Scout!

Andy Camp on recruiting and membership

  • we are lacking a DE right now which poses some challenges for recruiting
  • we have lost 6 or 7 units that did not recharter which means we are having to shuffle what schools are assigned where
  • we have also identified several places that may be interested in starting new units
  • 22nd is going to be a kickoff for recruiting instead of Round Table. It will be simulcast in person and Zoom. More information is available at Indian Springs Fall Recruitment Kickoff Event

Mike Handyside for Advancement

  • we seem to be rolling along pretty good. This is a case of no news is good news.
  • An Eagle board is happening in Douglasville.
  • Best process for merit badge counselor is to use the online form and send it directly to Donna Horn and cc Mike

Kyle Taylor on Training

  • Training Report – July 8, 2021
    • Overall Trained: 70.15%
    • District Staff Trained: 77.78
    • Overall District YPT: 98.30%
    • Number of YPT Expired Leaders: 4
    • Number of YPT Renewals for July: 1
  • All expired people should have gotten multiple emails from both the BSA system and Kyle
  • Council will be dropping people from roles very soon if they are expired
  • As a reminder, you cannot participate in Scouting in any way if YPT is expired
  • Drew and Kyle are available for in-person training for any unit. All you have to do is be open to others coming and provide a location.
  • We are planning to do simulcast Roundtable too. More info to come
  • q from Mike: units typically have an Eagle coach attached to their units and this is a trained position… is Roundtable a good place to do this training?
  • A from Kyle: yes, perfectly appropriate and welcome.

Joe Mason on Activities and Program

  • Scout skills day was a big success. 50+ scouts from multiple districts attended and were very excited.
  • 47 for Cub Scout Field Day!
  • Camporee coming up soon
  • Joe also mentioned that Wood Badge IS HAPPENING SOON!

Georgia also on Program

  • We are a few weeks away from having our first female Eagle Scout!!!
  • Georgia and Joe will be meeting to plan District calendar for next 6 months An event will be added for incoming Cubs

Gene on Communications

  • talked about Zoom simulcasting and setting up an in person meeting location
    • Helen got some feedback about usability of our website and Gene will be connecting with the person to find out more.

Helen Albrightson

  • We are actively seeking a new Finance Chair as John S. is stepping down at the end of his term.
  • We will be resuming in person meetings in Carrollton on August 5; pending location confirmation.
  • Fall recruiting will be a team effort this year since we do not have a DE.

Kim Ah-Low

  • From last year to this year we have had 5 Scouts in Indian Springs graduate from NYLT.
  • Fall and Winter courses will be happening and courses in 2022 will be opening up soon. A new syllabus will be in use that was just approved. It has a lot of new activities and sessions.

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We are located in west Georgia, serving Scouts in Carroll, Douglas, and Haralson counties. We serve all ages of Scouts from all backgrounds. Scouting programs include Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Varsity Scouts. There is something for any youth from the first grade up to age 21.