Georgia Carolina Council
Serving over 6000 youth in the CSRA
The Georgia-Carolina Council was chartered by the Boy Scouts of America in 1922 to provide Scouting programs in sixteen counties.
Our 2015 Fall Round Up Campaign is just around the corner and as you know, one of the keys to a very healthy and vibrant Boy Scout council is a strong fall round up season. Membership is our life-blood and now more than ever, young people need the values and program concepts that Scouting teaches.
We are pleased and very excited to let you know that our council has been selected by the National Council of the BSA to participate in a pilot program titled “Build an Adventure, Launch into Scouting.” As part of the pilot, we have been asked to follow the plan as outlined which will insure an effective and most successful “School Night for Scouting.” Experienced volunteer and staff leaders have been working for months, laying the foundation of support, to guide you toward success… now, it is up to all of us to simply follow the plan – give your kids, and their friends-- and all boys who are interested-- the opportunity to join a great program. To give you an idea of what we’re planning…. We are targeting two coordinated school nights (one in Georgia and one in South Carolina) based on the school schedules and are going to put great emphasis in making these nights THE NIGHTS to join Scouting in our respective communities. This way we may all get back to what we do best…. Delivering a quality scouting experience to the youth of our communities!
To officially kick things off, we are holding a Council-wide Fall Round Up Kick-off/Training on July 28th beginning at 6:30 pm in the training room at 4128 Madeline Drive, Augusta GA (the building directly beside the council service center). A light dinner will be served. We will grill hot dogs at no charge to you! In addition, the scout shop will be open until about 7 pm on the 28th in case you have any scout shopping needs that evening. At this important meeting, we will unveil our plans, equip all our packs for success, and answer any questions that may come up.
You can help play a very important role in this process. First and foremost, we need your support of our approach and ask that you help rally the leaders in your packs and spread the excitement. We truly believe that a good turn-out at our July 28th training/kick-off will help set the pace and determine our success with this very important part of our fall program. Secondly, please help us seek commitments from your leaders to attend this important event and please let us know that your unit will be in attendance and how many people so that we may plan accordingly by Monday, July 27th at 5 pm. Lastly, we look forward to having you in attendance with us on the 28th.
Thank you all in advance for your support of this very important venture. Please feel free to pass this along as you see fit. We look forward to working with all of you this fall and making this fall the best it can possibly be.
Yours in Scouting,
Brian S. Taylor
A participating agency in the United Way of Aiken, Barnwell, CSRA, Edgefield and McDuffie.