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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 mailto:member@gwinnettbsa.org

RSVP by May 1: District Day of Service on May 6

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 5:42pm

RSVP by May 1 for the second annual Button Gwinnett District community service day! Last year, almost 80 Scouts and parents/leaders from a dozen units showed up to help at our first day of service. Date: Saturday, May 6 from 9:00am-noon at Shorty Howell Park in Duluth. All types units are welcome. E-mail your headcount (broken down by age please) to activities@gwinnettbsa.org by May 1. (RSVP is required by Gwinnett Parks). 

Button Gwinnett Cubs in the news!

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 3:12pm

Kudos to Pack 608 for using their spring Big Trip as an educational field trip AND a Good Turn!

Cubmaster Steve Kenney says: "Like many Cub Scout Packs, we go on an annual “big trip.” During our annual planning session, we decided that we would travel to Tybee Island to visit Fort Pulaski and the Tybee Island Marine Science Center. As part of our trip we wanted to do some community service, but we had not made a decision on the project. Then Hurricane Matthew slammed into Savannah in October 2016...."  Read more here: http://blog.atlantabsa.org/cub-scout-service-project-fort-pulaski/

Memorial Weekend: flag placement

Posted on Apr 26 2017 - 3:02pm
May 27 2017 - 8:00-10:00am
Marietta National Cemetery, 500 Washington Avenue Northeast, Marietta, GA 30060

Details: Each year Scouting organizations place flags on the 18,000+ graves of U.S. military veterans in the Marietta National Cemetery. This is a unique way to teach your scouts about Duty to Country.  All Scouting levels are welcome, including Cubs, Boy Scouts, Venturers, and Girl Scouts. Each Scout receives a commemorative patch.

WFA Training Opportunity!

Posted on Apr 17 2017 - 8:29am

Troop 648's charter organization, Norcross Presbyterian Church located at 3324 Medlock Bridge Road Norcross GA 30092, has agreed to host Dr. David Fitzpatrick to conduct CPR on Friday, 5-5, at 6 PM.  He will also provide us WFA training on Saturday and Sunday, 5-6 and 5-7, from 0800 to 1700 with an hour for lunch each day.  He can train up to 14 but we have 5 committed from troop 648 already.  Only 9 slots are available.  Cost is $180 for WFA and $35 for CPR.  Reserve a slot for $50 in advance and make checks payable to IWME. 
You can email me at kbdye@comcast.net, first come, first served. 
Mail me the check at my home address, 5032 Bridgeport Lane Peachtree Corners, GA 30092

Dr. Fitzpatrick has taught WFA at Camp Daniel Boone.  He is an incredible teacher and has a wealth of knowledge since he has traveled the world on professional expeditions.  I guarantee this will be the best WFA class you’ve ever had!

Dr. Fitzpatrick’s bio:
Dr. David Fitzpatrick, MD, FAWM, FAAFP

A longtime lover of the outdoors and supporter of youth activities, especially the Boy Scouts of America.  In 20 years of being a BSA leader, Dave led two sons to Eagle Scout and started a Pack and a Crew.  Dave has been teaching Wilderness Medical skills for 9 years as a Wilderness First Aid instructor, Wilderness First Responder instructor and director of a Wilderness Advanced Life Support class.  Dave has edited texts in the field of Wilderness Medicine and published an article in the peer-reviewed medical literature.  Originally trained as a Family physician, Dave also spent 7 years as an Emergency Department physician prior to returning to the office and training as a Wilderness Medicine physician.  He earned his Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine in 2008.  In the Spring 2015 climbing season, he served as a camp physician at Base Camp, Mount Everest.

Class Info

The International Wilderness Medicine Educators 16 hour Wilderness First Aid class is brought to you by a practicing Wilderness Medicine doc. Click here to learn about Dr. Fitzpatrick. We will guide you in the skills and techniques that the physician receiving your patient would want you to have. Instructors are active, registered Scouters with decades of experience in Scouting, medicine, and education. Classes will focus on practical care in the austere environment, prevention and preparation, as well as extensive improvisation. Click here to learn more about IWME and class availability.

Total Eclipse: Aug 21

Posted on Apr 14 2017 - 12:41pm

Did you know...on Monday, August 21, over 100 million US residents will be in the path of a total solar eclipse for the first time since 1918? And the "path of totality," as it's called, is a 60-mi wide swath that will cut through most of TN, SC, and a teeny slice of GA this year. The next eclipse that will be this close will be in Florida in 2045. Several Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups - and families - are taking advantage of the close proximity of this rare event. (Girl Scouts has even already made a commemorative patch!)

Den Chief Training offered on May 13, 2017 1pm-5pm

Posted on Apr 13 2017 - 6:37pm

If you have any scouts who want to serve as Den Chiefs or will be helping out at Cub Scout Day Camp this year, they can get their Den Chief Training for Free!!  All we ask is they signup via the following link so we know how many to expect. http://www.atlantabsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2097501&OrgKey=1459

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