Nominations must be received by March 31 st , 2017
EV District may present this award to as many as three nominees.
Recipients will be announced that the 2017 EV Recognition Dinner on Friday, April 21 st @ 7:00pm @ Scout Show (Gwinnett County Fairgrounds)
Please see District Award of Merit.pdf for full details.
Calling all Venturers & older Scouts to compete in the Venturing Challenge April 22nd during the Scout Show. (at Gwinnett County Fair Grounds in Lawrenceville, GA) If you do not want to Participate, you are welcome to watch.
In the Venturing Temple of Doom, (the large covered arena) Venturers and older scouts are
Camping all weekend. (April 21-23) There is a $10.00 Camping fee.
There is dinner available FRIDAY night (at 7:00) for $8.00 per person
Participants can come dressed as their favorite Indiana Jones character to go with the Indiana Jones Theme.
The challenge starts at 1:00pm at the Venturing Temple of Doom
For additional details see: Venturing-Challenge (1).pdf
2017 Scout Show !!!
The 2017 SCOUT EXPO will be held on Saturday, April 22 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.
Make plans today for your Pack, Troop, Crew, Ship or Post to participate in this year’s Scout Expo! Come for the day or camp all weekend. All Troops, Packs, Crews, Ships and Posts are welcomed to camp for the weekend!
See our flyer for information and registration: Scout Show flyer web.pdf
Jamboree On The Trail
Calling all Packs, Troops,
Crews, Teams and Posts
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center
2020 Cleanwater Drive
Other locations throughout the council to be announced
Jamboree On The Trail is an annual event held worldwide on the second Saturday of May when Scouts of all ages and various countries hike, wherever they might be. Included is a Northeast Georgia Council Day of Service project that will include trail maintenance and landscaping.
No cost to attend - 2017 JOTT patches are $4 each.
Wear good walking shoes and bring a water bottle.
Information on International Scouting will be available.
If you want to receive patches during the event, please register by April 15
See Flyer for details: 2017 Jamboree On The Trail.pdf
Boy Scouts must be at least 13 by the beginning of the course (sorry, no exceptions) and at least First Class rank. All Venturers are eligible to attend. The NYLT course centers around the concepts of what a leader must BE, what he must KNOW, and what he must DO, all taught with a clear focus on HOW TO.
Download flyer NYTL 2017 flyer.pdf
It may literally be a once in a life time opportunity!
Only a few openings remain, in the Venturing contingent!
National Jamboree only comes once each 4 years, so most Crew members only have one opportunity to attend!
What is 2017 National Jamboree and why do I want to go?
Experience the best of Scouting in one place. This is 10 days of adventure sports, high adventure activities, stadium shows and hanging out with friends, old and new.
Please see the videos below, for a sampling of opportunities at the 2017 National Jamboree.
Venturing Participant Qualifications
How to sign up (Both forms of registration (#1 and #2) are required.)
1. Register with the Northeast Georgia Council:
a. To get signed up, please complete this form à http://nega-bsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/2017-Jambo-Sign-up-Form-12.15.pdf and turn it into the council office, with your initial deposit.
2. Register on the National Jamboree site:
a. Go online and follow the registration instructions. http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/jamboree-registration/
b. You will need a my.scouting.org account, please read the first page of the instructions carefully.
Finance – The basics
· The deposit is $150
· The total for Jamboree and transportation is $1,575. The fee is paid to the council and can be made in regular payments.
· There will be a couple of required activities with your Jamboree Crew, which may have a cost.
· Each member will be expected to bring two complete uniforms.
· We will organize a fund raising activity, or two, to help offset the fees.
· DON’T let money prevent you from attending.
o Get signed up and then contact me.
Adults, Chaperones and Organization
· Jamboree Venturing participants will be assigned to one of two NEGA Council contingent crews.
o There will be periodic Jamboree crew meetings, to get organized, get to know each other, prepare for activities, and for fundraising.
· This is not an event where a parent can simply signup to go with.
o Only two Advisors will attend with each crew. Advisors have already been selected by Council. No other adults will be able to go with the contingent.
o Any other adult interested in attending, my apply to be on staff (work at the Jamboree).
§ Information is available here à http://www.summitbsa.org/events/jamboree/volunteers/
§ Note: There is cellular and data service, so updates home will be possible.
First Meeting and More Information
· 2017 Jamboree Contingent Kickoff –
o Gainesville First Baptist Church, Youth Room
o September 10, 2016
o 3:00pm to 5:00pm
· All Jamboree participants and their families should make every effort to attend.
· Anyone looking for more information may attend.
· More information is available @ bsajamboree.org
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
Advisor, NEGA National Jamboree Venturing Contingent
Cell: (678) 699-7465
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