Welcome !

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 mailto:member@gwinnettbsa.org

Members-At-Large added to District Committee

Posted on Jan 6 2016 - 12:26pm

The District Committee voted to add 4 Members-At-Large at their monthly district committee meeting on January 5, 2016.  Larry White, Richard Potts, Sharman Sykes, and Sean Roche have been added to the 2016 Members-At-Large list.

Register for NEGA's advance-a-rama

Posted on Jan 4 2016 - 6:07pm

Registration is now open for the 2016 Apalachee Advance-A-Rama. Fees increase on 1/28/16, so register early to get the best rate and the greatest choice of classes.

District Executive

Posted on Dec 16 2015 - 3:28pm

Button Gwinnett volunteers,

It is with mixed emotions that we announce that we will be getting a new District Executive.

After a competitive interview process Cami has received a promotion to District Director in the Silver Comet District, which covers south and west Cobb. There Cami will also manage a new District Executive.

District wide Arrow of Light / Crossover ceremonies

Posted on Dec 11 2015 - 12:27am

Save the Date for District Arrow of Light/Crossover Ceremonies - Feb. 20 & 27, 2016

In an effort to allow this year's Webelos II scouts to crossover into Boy Scouts in time to participate in the Campout 100 event in March, the Order of the Arrow will be offering multiple sessions of the Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremonies at Christ the King Lutheran Church on February 20 and February 27.

The what and when:
As per the above text (copied from the front page of the District website), the Tella Qualla Boundary Chapter of the Order of the Arrow (OA), will be conducting District wide Arrow of Light and Crossover ceremonies on each of the following two dates only: February 20th and February 27th.

Where: Ceremonies on both dates will take place at Christ the King Lutheran Church (5575 Peachtree Parkway, Norcross, GA 30092).  This is the same location where the monthly Roundtable meetings are held.

The why: In order for current Webelos II Scouts planning to attend the council wide Campout 100 (link to Council info - http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1764877), they will need to cross over into a Boy Scout Troop prior to the campout.

What each unit needs to do now:  At this time, each Webelos II leader needs to submit their FIRST and SECOND date choice.  In addition to that, please list a time preference.  HOWEVER, be aware that, since the OA is attempting to accommodate each Pack in the District to the best of our ability, specific time requests may not be able to be met.  When submitting your date preferences, please also include, if possible, an estimate of the number of Scouts that will earn the AOL and the number of Scouts that will be crossing over into a Troop. (These numbers don't always match.)

District Recognition Banquet | December 8 Roundtable - PLEASE RSVP!

Posted on Dec 1 2015 - 7:14pm


Click here to RSVP:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d48a5ae22a02-button
This year, the District Recognition Banquet is getting a reboot: we’re planning a potluck in conjunction with the December Roundtable.
Our new format will hopefully open doors for more folks to join us! All District adult volunteers are invited
Even first-timers are very welcome!
District awards including Unit recognitions and the Golden Quill distinction shall be bestowed.
Note the date change: Tuesday, December 8 (7:00 pm gathering time; 7:30 opening).
Please RSVP no later than Thanksgiving so we have time to plan for everyone.

Share this with your committee members, Key 3, ASMs, den leaders, and all other hard-working “hour-a-week” volunteers.

Plan Ahead for Scout Sunday

Posted on Dec 1 2015 - 7:12pm

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting.

However, each chartered organization can use either of two other options to celebrate this special day. An organization can adopt a specific Sunday to celebrate.

For example, in the United Methodist Church, Scout Sunday is celebrated on the second Sunday in February. It also is permissible for a local church to celebrate on the Sunday most acceptable to the pastor and congregation. Learn more about Scout Sunday at the National BSA site.

Scout Sabbath offers an opportunity for worshippers to honor Scouts and Scouters, as well as to learn more themselves about the value of Scouting as a youth program chartered to a Jewish organization. It gives a rabbi a framework to address Scouts directly, in addition to speaking about Scouting to the congregation.

Scout Sunday is a great opporunity to share Scouting with your community, check out the bulletin insert available for customization and place your order today!
Please place your order BY January 31, and the Council will print them for your unit(s).

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