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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

 

Flag Services Needed

Posted on Aug 15 2013 - 11:45am

On Saturday, September 15th there will be a large Mexican Independence Day Festival right in our backyard! The organizers are looking for 4-8 Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts or Venturing Scouts to help with the Closing Flag Ceremonies. The event will be held at Plaza Fiesta (4166 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30345) right near the Peachtree-Dekalb Airport. The Scouts will need to arrive at 4:30pm to rehearse and they should be finished in about an hour. Snacks and drinks will be provided. This event is a great opportunity to promote Scouting. Last year the event drew over 3,000 people from across Atlanta. If you are interested, the contact is a fellow Scouter Henry Molinet 404-661-8887.

District Camping Updates

Posted on Aug 8 2013 - 10:53pm

Good morning BG District Scouters!

As the summer season winds down, I need to start collecting your unit camping data.  

Cub Scouts - number of Webelos and Cub Scouts attending any out-of-council day camps, resident camps, or "family camping" activities through a district or council (other than Button Gwinnett)

From the District Chair - Warm Up Act

Posted on Jul 19 2013 - 1:49am

Button Gwinnett Scouters! I hope all of you are having a fantastic summer so far! After several weeks of very mild and wet weather, it seems that the weather is starting to warm up.

In addition to the weather starting to finally warm up, we are warming up for another school and Scouting year. Can you believe that we are already in the back half of July? I can't either! In just a few weeks our sons and daughters will be going back to school and our schedules will be in full gear.

One of our key warm up acts is recruiting. I've been home this week instead of my normal hectic business travel schedule and it allowed me to take in some of the various activities going on.

2013 Popcorn Sale

Posted on Jun 18 2013 - 3:34pm
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We are excited to announce our 2013 Button Gwinnett District Popcorn leadership! D'anne Hilsmier from Pack 146 will serve as our 2013 District Kernal, and Tammy Foley from Troop 419 will be our Distribution and Communications Kernal.

District and Council Summer Camp JTE

Posted on Jun 15 2013 - 8:25am

Button Gwinnett District Unit Leaders!

We need your help!
Please let me know how many Scouts and Adults, between 9/12012 and 8/31/2013 have:
Troops/Crews/Teams/Ships: attended any Out-of-Council Summer Camps, High-Adventure or has any Scouts serving on any sort of Staff Experience (Summer Camp, High Adventure or Jamboree;
Packs: has attended any Out-of-District or Out-of-Council Family Camping Programs, Out-of-Council Summer Resident or Day Camp, or Out-of-Council Webelos Woods type event.
This does not include Unit short-term or Pack family camping.  That information will be reported on your Unit’s Journey to Excellence spreadsheet.
We can gather the information about your unit’s participation in AAC Summer Camps and the BG District Day Camp.
Every year we calculate the statistics for the District and Council Journey to Excellence (JTE) spreadsheet starting in August for submission to the National Council during the fall.   Each year we tend to underreport the Summer Camp attendance because we don’t get accurate reports from our Out-of-Council partners, which can underreport the number and percentage of Scouts we are actually serving with this invaluable outdoor program resource.
During the summer I will send targeted reminders to gather this information.  I want to ensure the information we provide to the Council does include all our units and scouting experiences.
Please send me any information or direct any questions to camping@gwinnettbsa.org.
Thank you for your service and support:
Fred Carroll – BG District Camping Chair

From the District Chair - Impact!

Posted on Jun 7 2013 - 1:35am

Button Gwinnett Scouters - I hope all of you have had a fantastic week.

I am on my flight home this evening after spending the last two days in suburban Washington DC, working with clients. I was fortunate to be home Tuesday night and participate in our first Quarterly District Conference. Jim Gilpatrick, our District Commissioner and his commissioner staff and many members from our District Committee held the first combined meeting.

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