DETACHMENT OF GEORGIA
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
Georgia Scouting
 

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IF YOU KNOW A MEMBER OF THE DETACHMENT OF GEORGIA SAL THAT IS BECOMING AN EAGLE SCOUT, PLEASE  INFORM COMMANDER DEBRO WITH THE SCOUTS NAME AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR A NICE CERTIFICATE OF CONGRATULATIONS

  

 

 

Snellville Cub Scouts “take charge”

Members of Cub Scout Pack 553's Cobra Patrol delivered boxes full of batteries for recycling to the Metal Conversion Technology plant in Cartersville, Georgia. The WEBELOS have been collecting all types of batteries for recycling as a service project and delivered them to the plant where they were treated to a pizza party and tour of the facility. Disposing of batteries in a landfill can cause the casing to be crushed and degrade which can release mercury and other toxins into the enviornment. The WEBELOS intend to continue collecting and recycling batteries as scouts and good citizens to help protect our enviornment and reuse our resources. If you would like to recycle your batteries, you can contact WEBELOS Leader Sheilia Thurmon, thurmons@bellsouth.net, or start your own battery recycling program by contacting Metal Conversions Technology.


Cub Scout Recruit Night!
 

 
Pack 846 on a recent trip to Stone Mountain.
Cub Scout Pack 846 hosted a Recruit Night on Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the Parsons Elementary School cafeteria.

At Recruit Night, parents can meet the Pack Leaders, ask questions and learn more about the scouting program.

Cub Scouts is open to all boys in grades 1 through 5, and Pack 846 is made up of students from Parsons Elementary and the surrounding area. More...


Congratulations Sophie Bennett!
 

 
Sophie Bennett
Sophie Bennett is in Troop 1840 Junior Girl Scouts and was awarded the Bronze award on May 19, 2009.  Starting in scouts as a Daisy, Brownies for 3 years, and then on to Junior Girl Scouts, Sophie has earned 43 of the Junior Scouts Badges, the Junior Aide Award, and the Leadership pin.  She did community service and Gwinnett Rehabilation center during weekends and evening helping the elderly and reading and singing to them.
Sophie also put in a total of 21 hours in community service by cleaning the entrance to a neighborhood, planting flowers, picking up litter along the road.  She helped with the younger Brownie Troop 1048 and taught them scout songs, safety and attended their meetings to tell them about the Bronze Award. She completed all the Signs that are required to earn the Bronze Award- Sign of the Rainbow, Star, Sun and World.  In addition to all of this Sophie as well as the others in the troop earned an Olympic patch given this year in regards to the 2008 Olympics in China - this was earned thru WAGGS.


Eagle Scout Honors

Apalachee District, Northeast Georgia Council, is pleased to announce that John Elvis Kral earned the rank of Eagle Scout on March 28, 2009.  John is the son of John and Maria Kral, Buford, and a member of Troop 594 chartered by Calvary Chapel. 

He completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project by designing, planning and supervising the formation of a 28 foot retaining wall at Calvary Chapel.  This wall will help with an on-going erosion problem that other methods have failed to control.  John led a team of volunteers consisting of Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts and American Heritage Girls in this project that cost $350 and took approximately 139 hours to complete.  The purpose of the Eagle Project is to demonstrate leadership and benefit the community. 

 John earned 25 merit badges, including the 21 merit badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout.  He has served his troop as Senior Patrol Leader and Instructor. 

 John just completed ninth grade and is home-schooled.  He wishes to thank his parents and all the many adult volunteers who have helped in along his 9 year scouting career, which began as a Tiger Cub Scout in the first grade.


Eagle Scout Honors

Apalachee District, Northeast Georgia Council, is pleased to announce that Aaron Christopher Penn earned the rank of Eagle Scout on December 20, 2008.  Aaron is the son of Scott and Nancy Penn, Buford, and a member of Troop 503 chartered by Trinity Christian Fellowship Church.  His Eagle Court of Honor was June 13, 2009.

He completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project by planning and providing leadership to a landscaping project on an undeveloped parcel of land belonging to Trinity Christian Fellowship Church.  Volunteers planted several sections of shrubs and plants on this parcel, which runs parallel to the entrance.  Private donations in excess of $500 funded the project, with family, friends, Scouts and leaders providing over 150 hours of labor.  Aaron’s project added tremendous aesthetic value to the church.  The purpose of the Eagle Project is to demonstrate leadership and benefit the community. 

 Aaron earned 39 merit badges, including the 21 merit badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout.  He has served his troop as Patrol Leader, Assistant Patrol Leader and Troop Guide.  Aaron has been a boy scout for twelve years during which, among other things, he has served by volunteering at soup kitchens, helping in the construction of an outdoor classroom and assisting in the construction of a workroom and shed for The New Hope Center, an organization serving individuals with developmental disabilities.  

In addition to Boy Scouts, Aaron is a senior at Mill Creek High School where he has a 3.7 overall GPA, is a National Merit Scholarship qualifier, a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (a National Math Honor Society) and the National Spanish Honor Society. Through the Beta Club and the Interact/Rotary Club, Aaron has been active in service to the community helping with local Food and clothing drives for Food Banks, with Red Cross Blood drives and Relay for Life events.  He also volunteers through Mu Alpha Theta as a math tutor at the high school. Aaron will be attending the University of Georgia in the fall.


The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation awards grant to the Boy Scouts of America

Forsyth County Georgia – The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, an international conservation group focused on habitat protection and enhancement, has awarded The Boy Scouts of America a $1,000 grant to help purchase Archery Equipment and develop an Archery Program. This grant will help Scouts learn about archery and earn advancements and Merit Badges.  Both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will use and benefit from the purchase of this equipment. More...


Eagle Scout Honors
 

Apalachee District, Northeast Georgia Council, is pleased to announce that Tyler Christian Veronee earned the rank of Eagle Scout on December 20, 2008. Tyler is the son of Laura Veronee, Lawrenceville, and a member of Troop 56, chartered by Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. He is also a member of Venture Crew 73.
He completed his Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project by leading a group of volunteers in the construction and delivery of lap desks to the Veteran Administration Hospital in Decatur. The lap desks will be used by the nursing home residents at the VA. The purpose of the Eagle Project is to demonstrate leadership and benefit the community.
Tyler earned 26 merit badges, including the 21 merit badges required for the rank of Eagle Scout. He has served his troop as Senior Patrol Leader, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and Chaplain Aid. He first joined the scouting program as a Tiger Cub in 1999 and has earned 2 Religious Medals. He continues to be active in scouting and is a Brotherhood member of Mowogo Lodge, Order of the Arrow.
Tyler is a sophomore at Collins Hill High School.

 

 

 

 

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Sons of the American Legion Squadron 264 Member, Devin Stepp, 18, earned his Eagle Scout Rank on March 16. Devin is a senior at Center Acadamy in Smyrna and belongs to Troop 749 of the Covered Bridge District, Atlanta Area Council in Mableton. Devin has been in scouting since he was six years old. He plans to study Psychology. His Eagle Scout Project was to build and install Blue Bird Houses on the nature trail at the Presbyterian Village assisted living home.Squadron 264 Member is now an Eagle Scout

He is the Grandson of Bill Tewelow, a 22 year member of John R Dodgen American Legion Post 264 in Mableton

Elden Morris, Finance Officer of Post and Squadron 264, was Devin's Troop Committee Chairman and sat on his Board of Review, the committee that reviews a Boy Scout's qualifications to become an Eagle Scout. He is also the 5th District Scouting Committee Chairman and a Commissioner in the Covered Bridge District.

Pictured (left to right) Elden Morris, Devin Stepp and Bill Tewelow 

  

Sons of the American Legion Squadron 264 Member, Devin Stepp, 18, earned his Eagle Scout Rank on March 16. 2012. Devin is a senior at Center Acadamy in Smyrna and belongs to Troop 749 of the Covered Bridge District, Atlanta Area Council in Mableton. Devin has been in scouting since he was six years old. He plans to study Psychology. His Eagle Scout Project was to build and install Blue Bird Houses on the nature trail at the Presbyterian Village assisted living home.

He is the Grandson of Bill Tewelow, a 22 year member of John R Dodgen American Legion Post 264 in Mableton

Elden Morris, Finance Officer of Post and Squadron 264, was Devin's Troop Committee Chairman and sat on his Board of Review, the committee that reviews a Boy Scout's qualifications to become an Eagle Scout. He is also a Unit Commissioner in the Covered Bridge District.

Pictured (left to right) Elden Morris, Devin Stepp and Bill Tewelow
 

 

 

Scouting in Georgia has a long history, from the 1910s to the present day, serving thousands of youth in programs that suit the environment in which they live. The state is home to many milestones for the Scouting movement. The Girl Scout Birthplace is located in Savannah, and President Jimmy Carter served as a Scoutmaster in Plains.

There are thirteen active Boy Scouts of America local councils that serve Scouts in Georgia.
Active councils are listed below.

229-242-2331
Valdosta, Ga                             
  • Circle Seven District
  • Yellow Pine District
770-989-8820
(Formerly Atlanta Council #92 from 1915 to 1939. Also known as the Polaris Council in the 1950s. The council office is currently located in Atlanta, Georgia.)
 
Central Georgia Council- Macon, Ga                    
478-743-9386
 
Chattahoochee Council- Columbus, Ga                
706-327-2634
 
Coastal Empire Council- Savannah, Ga                 
912-927-7272
 
Flint River Council-Griffin, Ga                              
770-227-4556
 
Georgia Carolina Council- Augusta, Ga                 
706-733-5277
 
Northeast Georgia Council- Jefferson, Ga              
706-693-2446
 
Northwest Georgia Council- Rome,Ga                   
706-235-5545
 
Okefenokee Area Council-Waycross, Ga               
912-283-6016
Chehaw Council - Albany, Ga
229-436-7226
 

Camp Allatoona
Camp Woodruff
Bert Adams Scout Reservation 

 

 

 


   

Notable Eagle Scouts
 
Bill Alexander - US Rep from Arkansas
Lamar Alexander - Lawyer, Governor of Tennessee, Secretary of Education, US Presidential candidate 1996
Gary L. Anderson - US Rep from NY
Neil Armstrong - astronaut, first man on moon, from Wapakoneta, OH
Charles E. Bennett - US Rep from Florida
Bill Bradley - Pro basketball star and US Senator from NJ
James Brady - press sec to Pres. Reagan
Milton A. Caniff - comic strip artist "Steve Canyon"
John Koncak - Orlando Magic pro basketball player
William E. Dannemeyer - US Rep from Cal.
William Devries - MD, transplanted first artificial heart
Michael Dukakis - former governor of Massachusetts
Arthur Eldred - First Eagle Scout
Gerald Ford - U.S. President (1st Eagle to be pres.),  "Junior" Ford of Troop 15, Grand Rapids, MI in 1927, 26 MBs--including Civics, "Boy Scouts was invaluable in shaping my life."
James Lovell - Navy pilot and astronaut, President of NESA Flew on Gemini 7, 12 & Apollo 8, 13. Apollo 13 Mission Commander. At one time had seen more sunrises than any other human being, Distinguished Eagle 
recipient.
Richard Lugar - Senator from Indiana
J. Willard Marriott, Jr. - Pres. Marriott Corp.
Jim Mora - Head Coach, New Orleans Saints football team
Sam Nunn - US Senator from Georgia
Ellison Onizuka - Astronaut aboard the space shuttle Challenger
H. Ross Perot - self-made billionaire and presidential canidate
J. J. Pickle - US Rep from Texas, proudly displays his Distinguished Eagle plaque inside his office
Samuel R. Pierce - former Sec. Housing & Urban Development
Harrison Salisbury - Pulitzer Prize winning author
William Sessions - foremer FBI director
Steven Spielberg - Movie producer, from Scottsdale, AZ, made a movie of his troop while getting Photography MB
Wallace Stegner - writer and college professor, won Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for "Angle of Repose"
Percy Sutton - Attorney, Ch. of Board of City Broadcasting Corp.
John Tesh - TV celebrity and pianist
Sam Walton - Businessman, Retailer

Eagle Facts:
Only 1.2 million boys have reached Eagle in over 80 years (15000 a
year, roughly). Only 2 in 100 that joins Scouts make Eagle--that's
0.5% of the male population.

FAMOUS/NOTABLE SCOUTS, but not Eagles:

Henry Aaron - baseball player, home run king
Richard Dean Anderson - taught Reptile Study, actor
Charles F. Barber - CEO of American Smelting & refining
Bill Clinton - Cub Scout, President of US
Harrison Ford - Life, taught Reptile Study, actor "Indiana Jones"
Bill Gates - Life, founder of Microsoft Corp.
David Hartman - TV personality
Dan Jansen - Olympic Gold Medal-Speed Skating, 1994 Olympics, Lillihammer
Bruce Jenner - Olympic Decathlete, Gold Medalist
John F Kennedy - first US President who was a Scout
Branford Marsalis - Life Scout, Jazz musician
Merlin Olson - Pro football player and sportscaster
Eddie Rabbitt - Country & Western singer
John Ritter - actor, son of singer Tex Ritter
Richard Roundtree - actor
Nolan Ryan - pro baseball pitcher
Alberto Salazar - Life, 3 time winner NY marathon
Mark Spitz - Seven Gold Medals-Swimming, 1972 Munich Olympic Games
James Stewart - actor, USAF B. General, B-17 pilot in WWII
Joe Theisman - Life, former QB, Washington Redskins
 
National BSA
Atlanta Area Council BSA
Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge OA
Allatoona Aquatics Base
Houston Orienteering Club
The Macscouter
Boy Scout Trail (Resources for Cub Scouts, Webelos, and Boy Scouts)
Pinetree Web
Scouting History
Hiking/Camping Equipment Checklists
Scoutorama
Sea Scouts
Arrow of Light kit
World Scouting
Rockhounding for Cub Scouts
Eagle Scout site
Scouter.com
Scoutcampsusa.com
Scoutmaster to Webmaster
Scouts on Stamps Society
World of Scouting Museum
National OA
The Internet Guide to the OA Insignia
Dutch Oven Cooking
Scouting Links Engine
Sea Base
Pinewood Derby Tips and Tricks
Pinewood Derby Car Design
Fundraiser Cyberzine
Philmont
Northern Tier
Pioneering Projects
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Scouting Links.com
LDS Scouting Resources
LDS Scouting Awards
The BSA Knots
Knots & Fishing Knots
Animated Knots for Scouts
Scouting Resources
Cubmaster.org
4 Believers Scouting Resources
American Scouting Historical Society
Atlanta Area Council, BSA
Awards & Recognition Home Page
Black Eagle
BoyScouts.com
Boys' Life
ScoutStuff.org
BSA Fact Sheets
Camp Database
Crest of Leadership and the BGSA
Cubscout.net 100 TOPLIST
Dictionary of Scouting in 19 languages
EasyScout Web
First Class Scoutmaster
FundRaiserISP.com
LEADER LORE Adult Leadership Skills Newsletter
Scouting Legal Defense Fund
Lord Baden-Powell Award for Scouting Excellence on the Internet
Lord Baden-Powell University of Scouting
Merit Badge.com
NetCommish
Net Woods
Patch Trader's Network
Prayers
Scout Leadership: NCAC: NESA
Scouting Around (totin' chip, fire'm chit, unsafe campsites)
Scouting Magazine
Scouting Way
Scoutique
Scoutmaster.org

ScoutNet's Scouting Spider
Service to America
Square Knot Insignia
Square Knot Devices Insignia
Standards for Internet Publishing
Troopmaster Software
U. S. SCOUTING SERVICE PROJECT
Webring Homepage for Scouting

Woggle World
World Scout Shop
Wood Badge, Advanced Training for Scout Leaders
World Scout Exchange
 
 

 

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Merit Badges

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American Business


American Cultures


American Heritage


American Labor


Animal Science


Archaeology


Archery


Architecture


Art


Astronomy


Athletics


Automotive Maintenance


Aviation


Backpacking


Basketry


Bird Study


Bugling


Camping


Canoeing


Chemistry


Cinematography


Citizenship in the Community


Citizenship in the Nation


Citizenship in the World


Climbing


Coin Collecting


Collections


Communications


Composite Materials


Computers


Cooking


Crime Prevention


Cycling


Dentistry


Disabilities Awareness


Dog Care


Drafting


Electricity


Electronics


Emergency Preparedness


Energy


Engineering


Entrepreneurship


Environmental Science


Family Life


Farm Mechanics


Fingerprinting


Fire Safety


First Aid


Fish and Wildlife Management


Fishing


Fly-Fishing


Forestry


Gardening


Genealogy


Geology


Golf


Graphic Arts


Hiking


Home Repairs


Horsemanship


Indian Lore


Insect Study


Journalism


Landscape Architecture


Law


Leatherwork


Lifesaving


Mammal Study


Medicine


Metalwork


Model Design and Building


Motorboating


Music


Nature


Nuclear Science


Oceanography


Orienteering


Painting


Personal Fitness


Personal Management


Pets


Photography


Pioneering


Plant Science


Plumbing


Pottery


Public Health


Public Speaking


Pulp and Paper


Radio


Railroading


Reading


Reptile and Amphibian Study


Rifle Shooting


Rowing


Safety


Salesmanship


Scholarship


Sculpture


Shotgun Shooting


Skating


Small-Boat Sailing


Snow Sports


Soil and Water Conservation


Space Exploration


Sports


Stamp Collecting


Surveying


Swimming


Textile


Theater


Traffic Safety


Truck Transportation

 


Veterinary Medicine


Water Sports


Weather


Whitewater

 


Wilderness Survival


Wood Carving


Woodwork