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Friends of Scouting Annual Family Enrollment
This year has been unprecedented and as with everything else, Scouting has taken a financial hit. Through it all, the Northeast Georgia Council has continued to make sure that every youth who wants to take part in Scouting is able to do so, regardless of their financial issues. This is all done with our special fund called Friends of Scouting. Know what else it does? FOS keeps our scout properties- Camp Rainey Mountain, Scoutland, and Camp Rotary going with money for gear and improvements. Has your unit camped for FREE at one of these properties recently?
This wouldn’t be possible without the generous donations from individuals and businesses. Please help us by giving your Scouting families the opportunity to donate. There is never any pressure, and it all goes back into our local Northeast Georgia Council- 100%!
Please click the link below and fill out the Google Form to schedule your unit’s annual FOS presentation at your Blue and Gold or your first Court of Honor for 2021.
New Leader Training for Cub Scout Den Leaders:
This is a live interactive class held online via Zoom. There are two parts, and you must complete both parts to receive a completion.
Additional dates will be scheduled in January
Annual Recharter is coming soon. Here are two things units need to do to be ready:
1) Make sure every adult in your Pack, Troop, or Crew is current on their Youth Protection Training. Go to https://my.scouting.org/ for more.
2) If you missed Recharter Workshop, December 10th, Click Here to view the video from the training.
Restarting Scouting in the Sweetwater District
The Northeast Georgia Council cares about you and your safety, and we are confident that scouters and scout parents can find ways to engage our youth in a program that fulfills the mission of Scouting.
We will be posting information, resources, advice and ideas to help unit leaders make the best choices for restarting Scouting this year. Please check back here for more information regularly.
Please go to the NEGA Council Coronavirus page for local guidance and recommendations on events and activities.
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BSA Guide to restarting Scouting. (S.A.F.E Checklist)
Are you a new Scouting leader? Your first steps are to take your Youth Protection Training, then choose a learning path in the BSA Learn Center and spend a little time with the material. It is divided into short, easy segments and allows you to train at your own pace. Once you're done, sign up for outdoor leader training- BALOO for Cub Leaders, or IOLS for Scouts BSA leaders. Sweetwater District schedules one of each class annually but you can always get trained in any district or council. (There are many opportunities locally). The Sweetwater "Adult Leader Resources" page will give you links to get started.
Find a Scout Pack or Troop near you: BeAScout.Scouting.Org
If you are a unit leader- This is how someone finds your Pack or Troop. Having your correct information can make the difference in whether someone contacts you or the unit down the road. The unit pin is the point of contact. When someone is interested in your unit, they read about your program, your meeting times and other pertinent information. Then if they are interested, they click the link to contact you. Is your unit pin up-to-date? Key3 Leadership must make the changes, so if you are a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, or Chartered Org. Rep.- This step by step guide will walk you through the process.
Sweetwater District is now on Instagram: Follow us at swscouts.nega
Did you miss Program Preview or a recent Roundtable?
Go to our Commissioners and Roundtable page for videos.
All 2020-2021 district event flyers have been posted on our "Forms and Flyers" page, and all district events are now posted on the district calendar with links to flyers, contacts, registration and event details.