2014 District Leader Nominations

Each year our District has the responsibility of finding, nominating and electing new district leaders. The nominating committee will be holding several meetings to discuss and evaluate the possible candidates. The committee will select an individual to fill the District Chairperson position as well as a list of individuals to serve as Vice Chairmen and District Members At Large. The committee will also recommend an individual to serve as District Commissioner. The Committee will be accepting names for consideration until October 23rd. Please use this form to submit your nomination(s).


9/26-28 – Wood Badge Course #4

Wood Badge training was begun by Baden Powell in 1919 as a way to assure that the leaders of Scout Troops were properly trained. It concentrates on providing training on modern leadership skills needed in today’s world for Scout leaders. Wood Badge Training will not only make you a better Scout Leader, it will also assist you in improving your personal and professional life as well.

Date: September 26 – 28

Location: Bert Adams Scout Camp Covington, Georgia

Register: https://atlantabsa.doubleknot.com/event/1392204
Contact: jcherry628@aol.com


Upcoming Religious Relations Activities

  • Council Duty-to-God Encampment
    September 26-28, 2014 Bert Adams Scout Reservation in Covington, GA. Cost $12.00 per person. Platform Camping Available at $10.00 each/night. Event T-Shirts can be preordered for $10 each. Register at http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1508990
  • Service Project for DTGE
    Earn the recognition ring by doing Messengers of Peace project! Bring items to assemble Flood Disaster Cleanup Kits.
  • Messengers of Peace
    Launched in September 2011, Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Read more.
  • God & Country Program Kick-Off Meeting
    September 28, Johns Creek UMC – This program is a series of age specific courses designed to help scouts pursue a deeper understanding of their Protestant faith. Even if you miss the kick-off meeting, contact the person listed to see if you can still sign your son/daughter up in a group.

It’s Popcorn Sorting and Distribution Time again!

Before popcorn can be picked up by the units and Show N Sells can begin, a group of volunteers sort and palletize each unit’s orders.  We are calling out to all units for volunteers.  Since Milton and Chattahoochee Districts have merged, there are more units and thus more popcorn.  And you got it!  We need more volunteers.  We are looking for 36 willing and able volunteers to help us pull the orders together:
Date:  Thurs 9/11/14
Time:  1:00 – 3:30pm
Place: 8250 Dunwoody Place, Atlanta, GA 30350

Please encourage your units to send volunteers.  It doesn’t just have to be the kernel who volunteers :-)
To signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f054aaca728aa8-2014
Here’s the bonus if you help out – YOU GET TO PICKUP YOUR POPCORN ON THURSDAY!!!


North Fulton Amateur Radio League – 6/28-6/29

Public Demo of Emergency Communications & BSA Merit Badge Workshop

June 28-29, 2014
Waller Park Extension, 160 Dobbs Drive Roswell, GA 30075

Boy Scouts who visit will be able to meet the following requirements for both Emergency Preparedness and Radio Merit Badges. Advanced Registration is recommended (class size is limited) – sign up at www.NFARL.org

There is no cost to participate. Scouts are urged to ‘be prepared’ and bring whatever they will need including food and water. Visit www.NFARL.org for all the details and www.usscouts.org and www.boyscouttrail.com for additional information. Click Here For Flyer.


Here Comes the Popcorn!

Here comes the popcorn! Many exciting changes are coming and we want to get you ready sooner by offering training in June. Kick-offs and the New Kernel Seminar will still happen in August, but these changes will really help you improve your sales. We need to train you now so you’ll be prepared when school starts.

June’s Unit Kernel Team Training will cover the new popcorn flavors, new incentives, new ordering process and best practices. Kernels and Committee Chairs/Member should attend. If you are unable to attend any of these dates, we suggest you invite a potential new parent to attend. It’s a great way to get a non-leader parent involved!

Mon, June 2nd (VSC), 7:00-8:30 pm
Tues, June 3rd (Decatur), 7:00-8:30 pm
Tues, June 24 (Roswell), 7:00-8:30 pm
Thur, June 26 (Douglasville), 7:00-8:30 pm

Since we have training in June, the August Kick-Offs will be shorter, more fun, and just a brief overview of popcorn sales. There will be popcorn samples and door prizes, of course. And every unit will receive a thumb-drive with most of the documents you’ll need to for a great sales year.

Sat, Aug 2: both Roswell and Douglasville, 9:00-10:30 am
Wed, Aug 6: Decatur, 7:00-8:30 pm
Sat, Aug 9: VSC, 9:00-10:30 am

Attendance is required in June and August for the extra 5% unit commission at the end of the sale. You may attend any dates for credit; the sooner you attend, the sooner your unit can begin selling.

NEW KERNEL TRAINING
We know there will be many new Kernels this year (there were 180 last year!), and we want to get you up to speed.New Kernel Training (1 hour) will follow each Kick-Off. We will cover EVERYTHING a new Kernel needs to know.

REGISTER, REGISTER, REGISTER
Go to the popcorn website to register your unit if you haven’t already. When you register your unit, please have your Kernel’s and Committee Chair’s contact info ready and know which training/kick-off day you can attend. We won’t hold you to the dates, but want to get an idea of the numbers attending.

CALENDAR
The popcorn calendar has the dates, times, and locations/addresses of the trainings, kick-offs, and major events of the popcorn season, and is updated often.

Thank you for your continued dedication!


Camp Card Settlement

Camp Card settlement deadline is THIS WEEK. Please note that I will be at the Alpharetta United Methodist Church on Monday, April 21st from 6:45pm – 8:15pm for settlements. Please let me know the following:

(1) You will be there Monday night to settle.
(2) You have already settled with Wendy Nelson or at the Council
(3) You plan to go to the Council to settle at a different date/time (THIS WEEK)
(4) You would like to meet me or Wendy at another time to settle this week.

Please also remember, in order to receive Camp Card recognition items you must submit your unit tracking spreadsheet to Katherine Bass kbass@atlantabsa.org.


Northern Ridge District Honor Unit Requirements

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The Northern Ridge District Honor Unit Requirements document provides descriptions, rules and requirements for the Northern Ridge Honor Unit Award per the different subdivisions of Scouting (Cub/Boy/Venturing/Sea Scout/Varsity). Also included is a description of what units will be eligible for when attaining Honor Unit Status.

If an event has already occurred or registration for an event has already been closed the unit may check off that requirement as done. If you feel a requirement is unfair or discriminates against your unit, please discuss this issue with either your Unit Commissioner, the Honor Unit Commissioner (Mark Kopel) or the District Commission (Jere Stokely) and they will bring it up for discussion at the Commissioners Meeting
If you have any questions about the Northern Ridge Honor Unit please feel free to contact your Unit Commissioner.