There’s still time to sign up for Webelos Woods, but the registration deadline is fast approaching! Check out the info below and sign up soon to secure your spot at Webelos Woods!
Webelos Woods 2019 Theme: “Knot having a GOOD Time” When: March 1-3rd, 2019 Where: Woodruff Scout Camp (map and directions) Cost: Scouts $10, Adults Free Who Should Attend: 4th/5th grade scouts for the 2018-19 school year and their adult leaders Registration Deadline: Feb 25, 2019 Registration:Click HERE
What is Webelos Woods?
It’s a District-led Spring camping event for Bears and Webelos 1.
Its purpose for rising Webelos and Webelos 2 (AOL) scouts is to …
Be part of a Scouting Patrol
Maintain Cub Scouts’ interest in Scouting with age-appropriate activities
The Foothills District would like to extend a congratulations and thanks to Troop 287 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. They had a Charter Charging Ceremony to celebrate their 31 years in scouting and 104 Eagle Scouts! Back in 1987, several leaders migrated from Troop 75 at Transfiguration Catholic Church to establish Troop 287’s new charter at St. Joseph’s. Roy Lea played a pivotal role in establishing the new troop and he and Phyllis Lea’s sons, Bryan and Greg were both in attendance with their mother. They are the 1st and 4th Eagle Scouts in the troop. Along the back row are all the scoutmasters since the unit was founded and up front are as many of the Eagles as were able to attend. Congrats and thank for all you do!
Need Training? The University of Scouting is THE place to be! With more than 60 classes to choose from that range from the beginning leader/Cub Scout parent to Scouts BSA leader/veteran Venture Crew advisor, or a youth in a leadership role, you are assured of finding the help you are looking for! University of Scouting is a one day supplemental training that offers everything from the most basic Leader Specific training to more advanced sessions. This year will feature lots of new and exciting classes designed to help you, the unit leader, take your unit to the next level of program.
Show them adventure, make them effective, keep them engaged through desirable, consistent, accessible, and high quality training.
Join over 5,000 of your fellow Scouts,Venturers and volunteer for the biggest camping weekend in Metro-Atlanta. Scout Challenge 2019 will be a weekend of massive games, activities and so much more. Come on out and camp jamboree style or sign up as a volunteer and help run an event! Click here to get more information or sign up as a volunteer
Join your fellow Scouts and family members for the biggest Cub camping weekend in Metro-Atlanta. Packs from across the Atlanta Area Council will bring their own tents at Woodruff for three days and two nights of fun! Cub Scout Packs and individual families are invited to attend Cub Challenge and participate in unique events and competitions. Each pack should create “tribes” of 6-8 scouts to participate in the challenges. Individual Family units will be combined into their own unique tribes prior to camp. Each Pack is encouraged to create a Tribal Flag to bring to the games and to the opening and closing campfires to increase camp spirit and fun. Click here to get more information or sign up as a volunteer
View our FAQ for most questions and check out the Schedule & Flyer for additional info.
Register a Troop or Crew
Register your Troop or Crew, including the number of participants you are bringing, at the link below. You won’t be required to name the individuals who are attending until 2/28/19. Register Today!
The Foothills District would like to extend our thanks and congratulations to our latest District Award of Merit recipients. The awards committee and met and reviewed all the submissions and has selected four recipients for the 2018 year.
Congratulations to Frank Jewell, Brian Wright, Stephen Padgett, and Dan Wright. You all do so much for the scouting community and we appreciate it all!
District Award of Merit awards as well as this years Good Egg awards will be presented at the district banquet on Feb 1st, 2019. If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, they are still available for $30. Please use the info below.
The district would also like to congratulate the Warren Wright family, as our Banquet Honoree’s and Darden and Becky Borders are our Family Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients.
Advance registration is required; meals are ordered in advance, based on the number of paid registrations.
The Foothills District Annual Recognition Banquet honors the volunteers and parents who have helped deliver an outstanding Scouting program to our youth members in 2018. This year marks the 31st annual banquet, in a tradition dating back to the Cobb District, predecessor of Foothills and other Cobb County districts.
The banquet is a night of fun and fellowship that no Foothills Scouter should miss! Among the recognition to be presented are the District Award of Merit, the Good Egg Award, the Banquet Honoree, and more. This year’s theme, “WE ARE FAMILY!” recognizes that we are all one big scouting family.
Event Start Date: Friday, February 1, 2018 – 7:00pm
Most importantly, the banquet can’t be a success without your input. Please submit your nominations for the District Award of Merit and your units Good Egg Awards.
District Award of Merit: The District Award of Merit honors Scouters or individuals who render service of an outstanding nature at the district level. Each year a district may award up to 1 award for each 25 Scouting units or fraction thereof. The recipient receives the District Award of Merit plaque and can wear the appropriate knot on his or her uniform. Click here to get more information and submit an online nomination for the District Award of Merit!Submission Deadline: December 31, 2018 Extended Deadline: January 6, 2019
Good Egg Award: The Good Egg award recognizes those unsung heroes in every unit who do so much to make our program a success. Nominees can be parents or registered leaders — any adult you feel deserves recognition from the district for their service. Each unit may submit a 1 Good Egg Award per 50 registered youth. Good Eggs should be submitted by the unit leader and/or the unit committee chair. Get more information and submit your unit’s Good Egg here. Submission Deadline: January 18, 2019
Any award related questions or to submit supporting information, please contact Mike Cherches at Awards@FoothillsBSA.org
Updates to OA Elections for 2019 [Download PPTX | PDF ]
The OA has more than 160,000 active members located in lodges affiliated with over 270 BSA local councils.
Be a registered member of the Boy Scouts of America with a TROOP, CREW, OR SHIP
The youth must have experienced 15 nights of Boy Scout camping while registered with a troop or team within the two years immediately prior to the election. The 15 nights must include one, but no more than one, long-term camp consisting of at least five consecutive nights of overnight camping, approved and under the auspices and standards of the Boy Scouts of America. Only five nights of the long-term camp may be credited toward the 15-night camping requirement. The balance of the camping (10 nights) must be overnight, weekend, or other short-term camps of, at most, three nights each.
Note: Camping nights may be combined between various BSA organizations.
Youth must be under the age of 21, meet the rank requirement for the type of unit the election is being held at (see below), be approved by the unit leader, and be elected by the youth members of their troop, team, crew, or ship.
Troop = First Class
Crew = Discovery Pin
Ship = Ordinary Rank
A scout may be on an election ballot in more than one unit that they are registered with as long as they meet the rank requirements for the type of unit the election is being held in.
Adults (age 21 or older) who are registered in the BSA and meet the camping requirements may be selected following nomination to the lodge adult selection committee. Adult selection is based on their ability to perform the necessary functions to help the Order fulfill its purpose, and is not for recognition of service, including current or prior positions. Selected adults must be an asset to the Order because of demonstrated abilities, and must provide a positive example for the growth and development of the youth members of the lodge.