1/31 – Northern Ridge District Banquet

It’s time to sign up to attend the first ever Northern Ridge District Banquet!

When:  Saturday, January 31st, arrive between 6:00-6:30 pm
Where:  David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, GA
What:  Celebrating the wonderful Volunteers and Youth in our district, as well as our 2014 Eagle Scouts. An inspiring program will be presented and a delicious dinner served.

Please go to www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D44A8A722ABF58-2015 to sign-up your Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship or Team.  You may sign up as individuals or reserve a whole table of 8. Please note: 2014 Eagle Scouts are invited at no charge.

Please RSVP by January 28th. 


3/6 – 3/8 – Webelos Woods

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Where: Bert Adams Scout Camp, Adventure Camp (Cub World)
When: March 6-8, 2015
Who: NR Boy Scout Troops, Venture Crews, & 1st year Webelos & their parents
Cost: $7.50 per registered participant – Adults and Scouts

In the morning, while the Webelos are rotating through he stations, the parents will have the opportunity to talk with representatives of various Troops at the Scoutmaster Meet-and-Greet. The activity station rotation will start at 9:00 in the morning and continue through lunch until 3:00. At 3:00 there will be a group activity for all Troops and Webelos to participate. After dinner there will be a campfire at Ellis Pavilion with songs and skits. After the campfire, Troops are encouraged to invite Webelos and their parents, back to the Troop campsite for cobbler. Sunday Morning we will have a Scout’s Own service, followed by an awards presentation. Afterwards, everyone is dismissed.

For more information contact Jean Veeneman at jmveeneman@bellsouth.net

Register now at: http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1628960


2015 Camp Card Sale

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The cards sell for $5.00 – they include discounts to vendors such as Publix, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Waffle House, Shane’s Rib Shack, Kauffman Tire, Great Clips and Papa Johns. The timeline for selling is February 4th to April 10th.

Register Now at www.atlantabsa.org/campcards for a chance to win prizes! Units registering before January 12 will be put in to a drawing to win 1 of 20 prizes including a $250 Scout Shop Gift Card.

For more information please read the flyer and/or contact Wendy Nelson (District Executive) at wnelson@atlantabsa.org or Dirk Loedding (Northern Ridge Camp Card Chair) at loedding@gmail.com.


2/15 – John Dorman Duty-to-God Award Nominations Due

The United Methodist Men (UMM) of Johns Creek UMC (JCUMC) will sponsor the annual John Dorman Duty-to-God award, recognizing Eagle Scouts in the area around Johns Creek who have clearly demonstrated their Duty to God, Leadership and Service in the local community. John Dorman, an Eagle Scout dedicated to his faith and his family who passed away in 2007 is the inspiration for this award. His UMM bible study group honors John by hosting this annual Father-Son pancake breakfast where all nominees and an award winner will be recognized.

Nominations are now being accepted through Feb 15th, with the breakfast being held on Saturday, March 21st, at JCUMC.  Nominated scouts do not have to attend JCUMC, belong to troops sponsored by the church, nor be in the Atlanta Area council, but he should have some kind of affiliation with the Johns Creek area, be it the church, a troop in the area (north Fulton or South Forsyth counties) or some other relationship to the area. Additional information is included in the brochure.

Please forward questions and nominations to Don Lang (donlangte@gmailcom / 770-841-7437).


2/28 – 3/2 – Wood Badge Course #1

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 1 of 2: 2/28/15 – 3/2/15

Date 2 of 2: 3/21/15 – 3/23/15

Location: Bert Adams Scout Reservation, Covington, Georgia

Register: http://www.atlantabsa.org/event/1622784

Contact: juha.m.harkonen@hotmail.com


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.