Memorial Service for Chuck Hanna
Saturday, May 25 the Dog River Library will be the location for a memorial service and dedication of a garden area and flag pole in
the memory of longtime Sweetwater District Scout Leader, Charles "Chuck" Hanna, who passed away last October. Mr. Hanna was
a Cub Scout leader in the District for many years, guiding countless boys and young men in their growth and enjoyment of the
Scouting program as well as many years involvement is girls softball within Douglas County and beyond.
The service will begin at 10:00 am on the 25th and is open to everyone. The library will be closed but there will be restroom
facilities. Please join us for this important event as we pay respect to a longtime friend to Scouts, both old and young, and so many
others whose lives were touched by his life.
Sweetwater 2013 Twilight Camp
Calling all Cub scouts and Cub leaders, it's time to make plans for the 2013 Sweetwater District Twilight Camp. Scheduled for the
week of June 10 - 14, this year will be bigger than ever. All Cub scouts from brand new Tigers to rising Webelos II Scouts will
participate in a Space Adventure theme with activities like BB's & Archery, volleyball, basketball and kickball, building model rockets
and space shuttles, arts and crafts, building marshmallow shooters and many more.
The cost is $65 per Scout. Registration will be going online soon so get ready to Blast Off to a world of summer fun!
For more information on the 2013 Sweetwater Twilight Camp, please follow this link.
Boy Scouts, to volunteer to assist with Twilight Camp and earn some service hours, please contact Mr. R.A. Fraker via email.
Fairburn Scout Shop "Get Ready for Camp" Event
Coming May 11 the Fairburn Scout Shop will be holding a “Get Ready for Camp”event. There will be various events and
demonstrations, including first aid, dutch oven cooking, knots, hiking, camp site setup and the always popular Blast Car Racing! This is
going to be a great time for all attending. Scouts of all ages attend camp of some sort so bring your family, your Pack or Troop and
have some fun learning various Scout skills and activities.
The Fairburn Scout Shop is located at 107 Laser Industrial Court in Fairburn. For more information, please contact the Fairburn
scout Shop store manager, Sherry Garcia at (770) 306-0510.
First Aid and CPR Training
Sweetwater Scouters, we have a great opportunity coming May 18. The District will be offering First Aid Training, including CPR
certification and training on defibrillator systems. This training is usually only offered at the Council level but we will be offering it
within the District. The cost for the training is $15 per person. The fee is waived for all those volunteering for Twilight Camp.
This is incredibly important training that you do not want to miss out on. While everyone hopes that this is the training that will
never be used, should you ever be needed, are you prepared to save a life if called upon.
The training will begin at 8:00 am at the Bright Star United Methodist Church in Douglasville. To register for this course, please
follow this link to the District Training page.
Campout Call to Action
All the fun and memories of a National Jamboree right in your own backyard. That's whats in store at the Campout Call to Action,
being held May 17 - 19. Over 5,000 Boy Scouts, Venturers, leaders, and staff from all over the Atlanta Area Council will gather for
the largest encampment in Atlanta history! A new tradition was born in our movement's 100th anniversary with the Campout and
comes alive every 3 years with a new Campout like you've never seen.
Climbing, shooting sports, robots, hot air balloons, human foosball and a whole lot more. It's not a Camporee. It's not even close
so follow this link and get your Troop registered today and get ready for the greatest camp your Scouts will be a part of for the
next 3 years!
Flashlight Hike at Clinton Volunteer Opportunities
June 22, the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Mother and Son flashlight hike at Clinton Nature
Preserve. The county has requested the assistance of Boy Scout Troops in the setting up of events. This is a great recruiting
opportunity as well as a possibility for service hours. More details are coming soon so get your Troops set to show their skills.
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