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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

 

2014 Button Gwinnett Day Camp - June 9-13, 2014

Posted on May 8 2014 - 11:49am

Sign-up for 2014 Button Gwinnett Day Camp http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1431081

Just in time for Unit Program planning for next year...

Posted on Apr 17 2014 - 11:18pm

The Button Gwinnett District Committee is pleased to announce the calendar of district events planned for the 2014 - 2015 Scouting Program year.  

Earn Aviation Merit Badge - Peachtree DeKalb Airport - Sat. April 19th, 2014

Posted on Apr 8 2014 - 8:57pm

Epps Aviation is the proud sponsor of Youth Aviation Adventure. This is a single day program that is held at Peachtree Dekalb Airport. Our program is geared for youth between 11-18 years old. The program is structured around the Aviation Merit Badge. We have 10 different work stations the youth will go through and learn about Aviation including Aerodynamics, Preflight, Instruments, Helicopters, Propulsion Systems, Careers in Aviation, Airport Operations…  If the youth complete the one day program and a test, they will qualify for the Aviation Merit Badge and a blue card will be issued. We have had very positive feedback from the youth and parents about our program. I have attached the flyer and a participants handbook for your review. Our next event is Saturday , April 19th, 2014. Check in starts at 8am and we go to about 3pm. Cost is $12.00 and our lunch will be provided by Chik-Fil-A. You can register at www.yaaatlanta.org .

Button Gwinnett 2014 Road Rally – April 22

Posted on Apr 7 2014 - 9:34pm

Button Gwinnett 2014 Road Rally –

Planning and Training for a Cub Pack Fall Recruitment Campaign

Invited are the Pack’s Membership chair, Cubmaster, Committee chair, the Chartered organization representative and any other interested member of your Pack.  I’m shooting for 100% participation from Button Gwinnett District Packs at the Rally.  Other district Packs are welcome.

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.

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