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POPCORN IS HERE!

The 2022 Popcorn sale has kicked off and its time to get your unit registered to sell! Check out the Popcorn Hub for all your popcorn information.

Key Dates:

August 26 at 5:00PM Show and Sell orders are due.

September 9 Show and Sell Pickup

October 21 at 5:00PM Take Orders are due

November 11 Take Order Pickup

October 28 at 5:00PM Units $750and $1000 sellers list due to the Council.

December 1 Final Payments due.

Membership

Membership time is here! Packs, troops and crews are ready to kick off the program year and there are many ways to reach out to families to join your unit.

Resources to help boost your units recruitment:

Geofencing AD: Having a social media presence for your unit helps tremendously to spread awareness of scouting. You can advertise your pack a week before your school night and boost it to increase awareness to parents in your area. To find out more on how to do geofencing for your unit watch this video here.

Yard Signs: Pick up yard signs from your district executive and make sure there are signs up at your school, neighborhood and charter organization.

Word of Mouth: Simply asking friends to join is the most effective way to recruit. Many families report that they never considered joining Scouting because they were never asked.

5-5-5 Plan: The 5 things a Cub Scout Pack needs to do before, during and after their open house.

Leadership Status report: This form will help share where your pack needs the most help. Share this with your unit commissioner and develop a plan.

Open House Agenda and Check List are two forms that will help you and your pack plan and be prepared on your open house night.

Recruiting great leaders is always a boost to any unit. Here is a helpful guide with talking points, best practices and ideas on recruiting leaders.

Other Resources for recruitment support:

Sample What we do handout

Sample Parent Help Sheet

Sample Pack Leadership

Parent Orientation

2022 Parent Guide

Wood badge

Are you interested in attending Wood Badge and don’t want to wait until our next course? Our council members have been invited to be a part of a course in southern GA under the leadership of a familiar face at CSD. Follow this link for additional details.

Training

Upcoming Events

Venturing - High Adventure Weekend

Come out to Camp Sidney Dew for this action packed one day event. This is perfect for scouts looking for a challenge. Bring a friend and check out what Venturing is all about! September 17th Open to all Scouts BSA members age 14-20.

Webelos in the Woods

Earn advancement, test your skills and be prepared when you move up to Scouts BSA. Webelos in the Woods is for AOL and Webelos Scouts Register today.

Spook-O-Ree

Dont miss out on this fun filled weekend at Camp Sidney Dew it will have something for everyone! Check out everything here! October 22

  • Etowah Roundtable Third Wednesday of the month at Garden Lake Baptist Church Rome

  • Three Rivers District Roundtable First Thursday of the month at Dalton State University Brown Center

  • Share the newsletter. Not all of your leaders and parents are receiving the Council newsletter? Send them this link to sign up.

2023 Summer Camp at Sidney Dew

Get ready for the most fun you can have this summer! Save these dates for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA camps. Download leaders guides and apply for staff positions!

Download the leaders guide for 2023 here.

  • Adventure Camp for Cub Scouts June 1-4TH

    Summer Camp Week 1 June 11-17

  • Summer Camp Week 2 June 18-24

  • Summer Camp Week 3 June 25-July 1

Apply for a Staff position at Camp Sidney Dew this Summer.

Unit Spotlight

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