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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

Tour and Activity Plan Terminated

Posted on Apr 6 2017 - 11:38am

Have you heard? Effective April 1, 2017, filing the online Tour and Activity Plan process is no longer necessary. 

Yes, you are still expected to review and follow the Guide to Safe Scouting, Sweet 16 of Safety, and all other BSA safety and risk management guidelines. Yes, official Scouting activities will still be covered by BSA insurance (Registered volunteers are provided primary general liability insurance coverage for official scouting activities; secondary insurance coverage for vehicle operation - review all details on the BSA website). And, yes, as we covered at a recent Roundtable, there is still no such thing as a Class "A" uniform requirement in order to be covered by BSA supplemental insurance!

Reminder: Sign up for District Service Day by May 1

Posted on Apr 6 2017 - 10:58am

RSVP by May 1 for the second annual Button Gwinnett District community service day - scheduled for Saturday, May 6! All types units, adults, and parents are welcome.

Adult Training Opportunities...

Posted on Apr 6 2017 - 9:05am

All Scout Units:

We have two Adult Training Opportunities Coming up within the next Month.

April 23 2-6pm  Cost : $5
Scoutmaster Position-Specific Training for Scoutmasters and Assistant Scoutmasters presented by the Button Gwinnett District, but anyone from anywhere may attend.  The course will provide Scoutmasters with the basic information and tools they need to lead successful Boy Scout troops.  This is also a good course for new parents and commitee members.  It goes over the role of adults in a troop.

This course is needed for any SM/ASM to be considered trained (needs  ITOLS too).  It is also a great course for parents and committee members.  It gives an overview of the adult roles in a troop.
Registration link: http://www.atlantabsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2...

May 5-7 Weekend Cost $25
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS or ITOLS) is for Boy Scout Troop Adult Leaders and Venturing Crew Adult Advisors, sponsored by the Button Gwinnett District, but anyone from anywhere may attend.  Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered "trained".

This is the second course needed by SM/ASM to be considered trained.  It is also again a good course for anyone interested in how a troop functions and wants to learn some new outdoor skills.
Registration link: http://www.atlantabsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2...

Council Program Planning Kickoff this SATURDAY

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 4:43pm

Top Scout leaders will come together this Saturday, March 25 to help other Scout leaders build a perfect year-long Scouting program at the Program Planning Kickoff at the Volunteer Service Center.  Be sure that at least 1 leader from your Pack or Troop is attending.  It will be rewarding!  Be the first to receive the new Calendar & Program Guide, have the chance for exclusive early bird registration for activities and there will be breakout sessions, midway exhibits, and personal interaction with experts.  To register and get details visit www.atlantabsa.org/programkickoff or just walk up.

Links to Campership Applications

Posted on Mar 23 2017 - 4:42pm

Leaders:

Please make campership applications and information available to your families who need it.

Woodruff and Bert Adams Summer Resident Camp Application (Boy Scouts and Cubs):

United Methodist Academy of Scouting UMAS

Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 7:02am

Register today! The UMAS is an adult training conference for Boy Scout & Girl Scout leaders interested in building the Duty-to-God component of their Scout programs.Training courses include: COR, chaplain's aid, PRAY program training (help boys of any age earn their religious knot award), volunteer recognition ideas, starting up a troop, and more! This is open to ANYONE involved in scouting or who wants to be involved with youth (including Big Brothers/Big Sisters). Great networking opportunity!

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