DISTINGUISHED CITIZENS DINNER
The 2014 Distinguished Citizens Dinner honoring Colonel Clarence Parker will be held on September 15th at the VSU Student Union. Senator Saxby Chambliss will be our evening's speaker. For more information on the event, please click HERE!.
22nd ANNUAL WILD GAME DINNER, AUCTION, AND OUTDOOR SHOW
The Annual Wild Game Dinner will be held on Tuesday, October 14th at the Potters Community Center in Albany. Tables of 8 are $800 and individual tickets are $40 each. For additional information, contact the Griffin Service Center in Albany at 229.436.7226 or Allison Flory at 22.292.4591. She can also be reached by email at
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CAMP SERVICE DAYS
Camp Service Days are coming up at both camps and a good crowd is needed to ensure that our camps are ready for the busy fall season. The date for the Camp Osborn Service Day is September 13th and the date for the Camp Patten Service Day is October 11th. Please see the links below for a listing of projects at each camp and let us know if your unit can be in attendance! These service days are made possible by our local Order of the Arrow Lodge. Click HERE for the Camp Osborn List, and click HERE for the Camp Patten list.
2015 WORLD SCOUT JAMBOREE
The 2015 World Scout Jamboree is now accepting applications via its website, www.scouting.org/worldjamboree The 23rd World Scout Jamboree will be held Tuesday, July 28 through Saturday, August 8, 2015 in Kirara-hama, Japan. Join over 30,000 Scouts and leaders from 161 countries. It is unlike any Scouting activity you have ever experienced.
MAJOR RECHARTER CHANGE
A change in the reporting of membership data on national membership reports will begin effective January 1, 2015. Starting then a unit that has not reregistered by its expiration date will be considered “separated” and immediately dropped from BSA’s membership reporting. There will no longer be what we now call a lapse period for units that do not reregister on time. This is also a change in the way we currently report membership totals. Currently a lapsed unit’s membership continues to be counted for 60 days in council membership totals.
The new definition will begin with units that have an effective date of January 1, 2015. This means that units with a December 31, 2014 expiration date will be included. Volunteers will retain access to MyScouting, MyScouting tools, Internet Rechartering and Internet Advancement for 30 days after their unit has expired and become separated.
A separated unit will have 12 months to reregister as a separated-reregistered unit. Once a separated unit has been reregistered the unit will be included on membership reports starting in the business month the recharter was posted.
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