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Welcome new scouts 2019

posted Feb 13, 2019, 11:44 AM by Scott Lovell

Welcome to our new scouts who have just crossed over from Cub Scouts. Here is some information you may find helpful.

We use the Troopmaster software for all our emails and scout information. Once you have filled out your BSA Application and paid the dues, you will be keyed into Troopmaster. From there you will have access to all your records and when the troop sends emails, it is through the Troopmaster members list. It's all automatic and you can modify your own email addresses whenever you like once you are in the system.

Because you are switching from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts, you will have to fill out new applications. We have paper copies in our Scout Room, or you can print them online and fill them out at home before you arrive.

You will need a youth application for the scout:

And an adult application for at least one parent:

Also, please visit the Documents page on this website. There you will find a document for new scout parents called "New-Parents-Document.pdf". This will have answers to many of your questions. Also on the main page of our website, please check the calendar to learn the time of our next meeting. We do not have scout meetings when Cobb County Schools are not in session during the school year. In other words, we follow their schedule for breaks.

STEM NOVA Program

posted May 8, 2018, 6:06 PM by Scott Lovell

Here is a link with information about the STEM NOVA program.  There are also links to the requirements for the awards.  I thought you might want to forward this if there were some boys interested. 

 

http://usscouts.org/advance/nova/index.asp

 

Thanks,

Parker Mills

Parent Time and Talent Survey

posted Mar 7, 2018, 5:17 PM by Webmaster Troop433ga

We ask that all parents please complete our time and talent survey.

Some of our best resources exist right under our noses. Whether it is a learned skill, resources, or contacts, our scouting parents can provide quite a bit of leadership and training opportunities for our Scouts.

To get a better understanding of what we have, we'll ask you about your talents - things that can potentially be used to benefit the Troop.

Paypal Now Accepted !!!

posted May 4, 2016, 6:50 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated Jun 8, 2016, 5:32 PM ]

Scouts!

Our website now takes Paypal payments for scout accounts!

To make payments, go to the Leader Resources page and complete the form.


You will be directed to Paypal where you can either login with your Paypal account or use your credit card to make payments.

We hope this new capability will make it easier for parents to keep their accounts up to date.

Foothills Chicken Sheet

posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:31 AM by Scott Lovell   [ updated May 17, 2016, 5:26 AM ]

The Foothills Chicken Sheet is a newsletter that is full of information about Scouting events in our district. This includes programs like YLT and accomplishments by troops and packs. I encourage you to sign up and start receiving this newsletter in your email. 


To view the Newsletters directly, click this link: http://www.foothillsbsa.org/chicken-sheet

We Are Only Leaders

posted Aug 23, 2009, 12:56 PM by Webmaster Troop433ga   [ updated Aug 23, 2009, 12:57 PM by Scott Lovell ]

WE ARE ONLY LEADERS

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We are not experts. We're your next door neighbors. We're not perfect, we are just parents like you. We don't have anymore spare time or energy than you do, we all work full time and juggle our families and our schedules and try to keep it all together as best we can.

The only difference between us is that we believe in what Boy Scouting has to offer. So much so, that we contribute our time, our miles, and our talents to help our sons and your sons grow in Scouting.

We complete authorization forms, budgets, and registrations, and fill our homes with boxes of paperwork that you will never see. We are required to take 13-20 hours of training the first year, as well as attend Roundtable meetings every month, so that we can meet our greatest challenge- providing a variety of programs which meet the needs and interests of very individual boys.

We try to involve parents who want us to understand that they don't have the time to drive on outings or help at meetings. We rejoice at the generosity of others. Sometimes we find ourselves going in too many directions, We run out of steam. We have memory lapses. Communication lines break down. Time slips by. But that doesn't mean we don't care.

So many evenings we spend on the phone, seeking advice and support from other leaders when disappointments or problems occur. "How do I keep my boy's attention?" "What are your ideas for the ceremony?" "How do you work with boys in three different grades?"

Our dining tables are covered with bits of rope, menus, tour permits, and merit badge cards for each and every boy in the troop. A couple of them won't show up, and don't think to call and let us know. Sometimes we feel unappreciated.

Yet, these boys can fill us with pride at their determination and accomplishments. Their smiles light up a room; and when they say "Thank You" it makes it all worth it.

We help these boys build relationships. Some struggle more than others. Trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly... is encouraged by the Scout Oath and Law.  And sometimes we too must learn these lessons over and over again with the boys. But we are willing to keep learning.

Please be patient if we appear distracted or frustrated or overwhelmed at times. Forgive us if we are not the kind of Boy Scout Leader you would be if you had the time. Instead, provide us with encouragement or offer your help.  Keep us in your thoughts and prayers.

We are, after all, only mentors...role models...leaders.  Volunteers who have taken an oath to give these boys, your boys, the most precious gift we have to offer- the gift of time.

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