News for the Georgia Carolina Council
Scouters and scouts, each event in our council typically has a Doubleknot page that is the authoritative place for that event. So, you need to find that page to get leader's guides, registration info, etc. These are often posted in the News (here), but are always linked to the events on the Council Calendar. On the Calendar, click on the event, click on More Info, and then go to the Doubleknot page for that event.
Kiokee River Day Camp is coming up June 20-24! Click here
for more information!
Special Eagle Scout Celebration
June 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm
LDS church, 835 N Belair Rd. Evans, GA
Bill Head who is an Eagle Scout and was at one time very active in Scouting including some time here in our Council, was a victim of the fire at Marshall Square. In it, he lost all of his Scouting Memorabilia. As a result, of a contact with the National Scouting Alumni Association and NESA the council has a box of memorabilia from across the country to convey to him. Rather than just a simple handover of the gifts, Dr. Francisco has been working with a young Eagle Scout Russell McKinney from Troop 90 to plan a more celebratory occasion.
We will be inviting the press and we would like as many Eagle Scouts both young and old, as well as non-Eagle Scouts and Scouters to attend. While I know the 23rd is during summer camp, it was the most convenient date that would work for the location as well as Bill.
The Georgia-Carolina Council will be the featured Augusta organization for the month of May for Recycling Perks' Give Back Campaign. Each new sign up is valued at $5 and we want to raise money for our council. We need your help! If you or a friend is a resident of Augusta/Richmond County, sign up for a free Recycling Perks account at http://www.recyclingperks.com/purl/BoyScouts. The donations are only available during the months of May, so be sure to create an account using our URL to donate without spending a dime!
This QR Code will take you to the URL to create an account!
For more on Recycling Perks, see https://www.recyclingperks.com/#/.
||-- Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia-Carolina Council today announced a $2,000 gift from Kinder Morgan, Inc. to support and expand scouting in Burke County for boys ages 7 to 18. This donation will fund scholarships for underprivileged boys to attend summer camp and events at Robert E. Knox Scout Reservation, a 485-acre outdoor retreat on Thurmond Lake used to host many of the Council’s events for Cub and Boy Scouts.
“The Boy Scouts provide outdoor adventure and community service opportunities to young men, who in turn develop strong life skills and moral values,” said Allen Fore, vice president of public affairs for Kinder Morgan. “Kinder Morgan is pleased to be able to contribute to the next generation of leaders.”
Burke County, which boasts nearly 60 Eagle Scouts, has a rich history of Scouting. Many serve as prominent community leaders.
“Since our founding in 1922, the Georgia-Carolina Council has grown to serve 16 counties in the greater Augusta area with more than 168 scouting units and 6,200 registered youth members,” said Wesley Brown, district executive, Boy Scouts of America’s Georgia-Carolina Council. “We are grateful to have a corporate sponsor that is committed to our community and the development of tomorrow’s leaders.”
A new Webelos Resident Camp Leader's Guide has been published.
The latest Summer Camp Leader's Guide has been published.
Go to the Summer Camp page for all information about summer camps.
For ongoing Scout Shop promotions go to the Scout Shop Page
A group of great young men represented the Georgia Carolina Council at NOAC 2015!
The New Cub Scout Program handbooks may now be ordered from the Scout Shop. See the Scout Shop page
for more details.
Our Scouting 411 newsletters will be coming out twice monthly in emailed PDF formats, to be archived on our Resources->Newsletter Archive pages. Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
and should be in WORD or TEXT formats. Supporting documents can be PDF format. Photo submissions should be in JPEG or PNG format. Deadlines for submissions are Fridays, and the newsletter will be sent out the following Wednesday (typically the first and third Fridays of the month). If you miss a deadline, it will have to wait another two weeks.
Please include the Who, What, When, Where, Why, Cost, and contact information in your submission, and keep your submissions brief and to the point to catch the attention of Scouts, Scouters, and families.
Thank you for your support of scouting!