Popcorn Newsletter Vol. 5 now available under "Council Forms" section!



2014-15 NWGA Calendar available as a downloadable .pdf

The 2014-15 NWGA Calendar is available as a downloadable .pdf. Check the "Resources" section to the left of this space.


It seems early to be talking about Re-chartering, but we wanted to make you aware of a new national policy about to go into effect. Any NWGA units that have not completed and submitted their re-charter paperwork and fees by Dec. 31, 2014 will no longer have a "grace" period during which they are considered "lapsed". They will be considered "dropped" units on Jan. 1, 2015. These units will not be allowed to purchase advancement or file advancement reports, get tour permits approved, do fundraisers, or meet as BSA units until the paperwork has been submitted and processed. All Scouts and leaders in those units will no longer be considered as BSA members until the recharter paperwork is submitted. Also, unit-level leaders who have not completed Youth Protection Training and Basic Leader Training for their position will NOT be eligible to re-charter for 2015, which may also affect a unit's ability to     re-charter on time.

How can your unit, leaders and Scouts avoid being affected by this policy change? Simple! Recharter paperwork and Internet Rechartering will be available beginning in early October, 2014. There are also many, many training opportunities for adult leaders as well as online trainings available. All you have to do to ensure that your tenure, privileges, insurance, etc. is NOT interrupted is to complete and submit your re-charter paperwork BEFORE Dec. 31! You don't have to wait, you can complete the process as soon as you want! If you need assistance, our office staff, Commissioners and Scouting professionals will be glad to help you! 


2014 BSA Membership Fee Increased to $24

At the recent Top Hands meeting, it was announced that the 2014 BSA Membership Fee would increase from $15 to $24 annually. The Northwest Georgia Council does not receive any of this fee directly. Rather, it is the national membership registration fee. What do you as a Scout family get for $24 a year? Click the link below. It might surprise you!



OA Make-Up Ordeal  Nov. 7-8, 2014

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (ITOLS)  Nov. 7-9, 2014

Webelos Leader Outdoor Experience (WLOE)  Nov. 8-9, 2014

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Nov. 8, 2014

Conasauga District Lock In  Nov. 21-22. 2014

Sequoyah District Boy Scout/Venturer Polar Bear  Dec. 5-7, 2014

Coosa District Highland Games Camporee   Dec. 5-7, 2014

Sequoyah District Lock In  Dec 12-13, 2014

Sequoyah District Twilight Camp  June 6-12, 2015



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