District Activities

Foothills District Banquet

Date: February 7th, 2020  
Time: Gathering: 6:30pm / Dinner and Program: 7:00pm
Location: Holy Family Catholic Church
Flyer: View and Download
Theme: “Blazing New Trails”
Questions: For questions please contact Wayne Marcinko or Darden Borders
Tickets: $20 per person through Jan 24th, then $30 per person

Awards: Do you know some awesome people in your unit and the district? Make sure you submit them for a Good Egg or District Award of Merit! Don’t forget to read over all the information before submitting. Good Eggs should be submitted by the Unit Leader or Committee Chair, District Award of Merit Nominations usually required additional supporting documents, etc. If you already know what you’re doing, click the links below to submit your nominations!


Good Egg Nominations: Click Here! (Submit By: January 24, 2020)
District Award of Merit Nominations: Click Here! (Submit By: January 5, 2020)


(Please click the flyer below for a printable PDF version)

District Campout

MAASP Campout & Service Opportunity

Good Evening Foothills Leaders –

The Marietta After School Scouting Program (MASSP) will hold its Second Annual Campout on Friday, November 22 at Marietta First United Methodist Church. MASSP Scouts and their families will arrive to MFUMC on Friday starting around 5:30pm and will leave after breakfast on Saturday morning around 7:30am.

Last year, over 100 Scouts and families attended the inaugural campout. Most of the families who attended experienced camping for the first time!  It was a huge success due to Troop 277 /Pack 277, Marietta First United Methodist Church, and numerous volunteers helping.

We need volunteers to make this happen again this year!

We have several opportunities to volunteer and need volunteers (Scouts BSA age or adults only, please no Cub age) who can assist with one role or multiple roles.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Friday day/afternoon: Set up (mostly tent set up and AV)
  • Friday evening: Registration, working with Scouts on Scout skills, serving dinner, etc
  • Saturday morning: Break down
  • Camp Fire: skits and a MC (if you are willing to MC, please contact Leo Manzo at lmanzo@atlantabsa.org) , the Camp Fire will take place under a pavilion due to size
  • Safety Officer

If you, a Scout, or adults are willing to assist or would like information, please reply to this email.

We also are in need of some tents to borrow for the evening. If you and/or your unit is willing to lend tents for the night, please let me know.

Thank you all for what you do for the Scouts in Foothills and all of metro Atlanta!

Yours In Scouting,


Jacquelyn Alford
District Director
Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
1800 Circle 75 Pkwy SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
C 770.814.1846  / B 770.989.2868
Jacquelyn Alford’s LinkedIn Profile

OA Kennesaw

OA Fall Induction

This district would like to extend congratulations to all our new Order of the Arrow Members! This past weekend, OA Kennesaw Chapter had 14 candidates complete their Ordeal to become members in the Order of the Arrow. We made up 20% of all candidates at this weekend’s induction, so way to go! We also had 10 existing members attend this weekend who helped out as Elangomats as well as on the camp-wide service projects. All in all, we completed over 450 hours of service for Bert Adams which equates to over a month’s worth of work for the camp rangers had they had to do it all on their own. You can check out some pictures by clicking on the image collage below.

Cub Scouts, District Campout, Scout Troop

Camporall 2019

We had over 250 scouts and a 125+ adults come out and brave the rain at Foothills District Camporall this weekend. Even with the less than predictable weather, everything seemed to run pretty well. The scouts all seemed to have a  good time and there were no major accidents which is always a plus. Congrats to Troop 433 on winning ALL the Dutch Oven cooking competition awards. Your meals looked and smelled delicious! The district would also like to congratulated Troops 2319 and 2019 for a 1, 2 finish respectively in the photo scavenger hunt. Thank you OA Kennesaw for providing the staff for this weekend, this event couldn’t happen without you!!

Click the collage below to see all the great photos from this past weekend!

If you have any remaining pcitures you would like to share to this album, please email them to Photos@FoothillsBSA.org with “Camporall 2019” as the subject line.

OA Kennesaw

Congrats to our new OA Vigil Honor Recipient

Foothills District’s very own Avery Shumpert from Troop 2319 completed his Vigil Honor Induction this weekend at Trailblazer. A quick recap for those who don’t know, there are three levels in the Order of the Arrow, Ordeal, Brotherhood, and Vigil Honor. Receiving Vigil Honor is exceedingly rare as the process involves getting nominated by your peers within the OA and getting approve by committee and national, before completing your Vigil Honor Induction. The Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge had roughly 900 registered OA members at the end of last year, and out of all those members across the Atlanta Area Council only 12-15 were selected this year to receive the Vigil Honor and Avery was selected as part of that very small group. He is the first new Vigil Honor recipient from our district since 2011! Next time you see him, be sure to give him a big congratulations as he is the first chapter member to receive the Vigil Honor is several years! CONGRATULATIONS AVERY, you deserve it!

District Activities, Scout Troop

Foothills District Annual Meeting

To: Scouters of the Foothills District
Subject: District Business Meeting November 7, 2019

Nominations for Officers and Members at Large for 2019-2020

Elections will be held at the Foothills District Annual Business Meeting to be held on November 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM at Holy Family Catholic Church, 3401 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068.

Eligible Voters – Currently Registered Scouters holding the following positions:

  • Chartered Organization Representatives of BSA Units within the Foothills District, 2018-2019
  • Members at Large of the Foothills District, and 2018-2019
  • Atlanta Area Council Members at Large
  • Council Committee residing within the bounds of the Foothills District.

Slates to be presented:

  • Foothills District Members at Large
  • District Chair
  • District Vice Chairs
  • District Commissioner (recommendation)

2019 Foothills District Nominating Committee members:

Michael French (Chair), Wade Patrick, Hilary Thornton, Britta Smith, Scott Harward

Recommendation of Candidates:

All currently registered Scouters of the Foothills District are eligible to recommend candidates for District Office and Members at Large for 2019-2020 to the Nominating Committee. Recommendations in writing must be submitted to the committee no later than October 15, 2019.

Please submit your recommendations to Michael French, Nominating Committee Chair, by electronic mail at frenchiepkt@yahoo.com.


The District Chair, Vice Chairs, and Members at Large assume their respective roles immediately upon election. The nominee for District Commissioner is recommended to the Board of Directors of the Atlanta Area Council and does not assume that post until the Board’s approval

Your participation in this election is important to the continuing health of the Foothills District.

Yours in Scouting,
Michael French

Crew, District Activities, OA Kennesaw, Scout Troop

Adopt-A-Mile August 24th

Another clean up of Circle 75 is planned as part of the District’s continued support of the Adopt-A-Mile program. We will meet in the parking lot of the VSC at 1800 Circle 75 Parkway, Atlanta, GA. Look for a gray Toyota pickup truck. All equipment will be provided. You may want to bring work gloves. All Cub Scout participants must be accompanied by a parent.

This should last approximately 90 minutes.

For More Info Contact:
Dan Wright

Cub Scouts

Fall Cub Family Camping Options

This fall there are 5 back to back weekends of Cub Family Camping at Bert Adams Scout Camp. Four weeks of Spooky-ree and the Order of the Arrow Trailblazer Adventure Camp. Register your pack and families for one or more of these great events to jump start your camping with your units. Hope to see everyone around the campfires!

  • Sept 27, 2019 to September 29 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 04, 2019 to October 06 – OA Trailblazer Adventure Camp (Same date as the cancelled FFC)
  • Oct 11, 2019 to October 13 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 18, 2019 to October 20 – Spooky-ree
  • Oct 25, 2019 to October 27 – Sppoky-ree


Both of these events have options to reserve the Adventure Pods as well which is great for new families that might not have much camping gear yet. Download the flyers from the Council Web site links to have for your sign up nights and recruiting events.

Check out some pictures from previous years Trailblazer HERE!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Rudi Shumpert
Troop 2319 Chartered Org Representative
Foothills District Camping Chair
Elangomat Adviser – Order of the Arrow – Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge
Associate Adviser – Kennesaw Chapter – Order of the Arrow

Cub Scouts, District Campout, OA Kennesaw, Scout Troop

2019 Foothills District Camporall – SAVE THE DATE!

Dates: October 25-27, 2019
Location: Woodruff Scout Reservation
Who: Scouts BSA, Webelos & AOL Scouts  – $10.00 each & Adults – $2.00
Registration Deadline: October 21, 2019
Click here

The Kennesaw Chapter of the Order of the Arrow would like to invite you to the Foothills District Camporall. This event is designed for Boy Scout Units to invite Arrow of Light Scouts and Webelos to a weekend of Scouts BSA camping at Woodruff Scout Camp.

There will be game and activities for Scouts and Scouters alike to participate in all weekend or each troop can choose to come and camp and run their own program with their invited cub scouts, or any combination of events. This is a fantastic opportunity for AOL Scouts to meet their requirements of attending a troop outing and for troops to recruit new Scouts to their units.

Some of the adventures that await the scouts are :

  • Orienteering
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Ga Ga
  • Photo Scavenger Hunt
  • Dutch Oven Cooking Competition (Youth & Adult)
  • Campfire Skits, Songs, & more
  • & much much more!!!

The cost is $10 per Scout (Boy Scout, Webelos, Arrow of Light) & Adults – $2.00 which includes patch for every registered camper both youth and adult, and TONS of fun!

Troops need to invite Webelos & Arrow of Light Scouts to be their guests for the weekend. If you need help finding a pack or troop.

If you are willing to run an activity area or help staff, we can definitely use the help. Please contact the event coordinator below!



Event Coordinator:
Rudi Shumpert