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New Parent Orientation - Second Chance Recruitment Night

posted Aug 21, 2018, 8:18 AM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 8:19 AM ]

Friday, August 24th @ 6:30PM 
North Metro Church 
2305 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW 
Marietta, GA 30064

Pack 675 is a Family Pack

posted Jul 30, 2018, 7:29 AM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 7:58 AM ]

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. We are excited to announce that our Cub Scouting program is now open to boys and girls. By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises.

Pack 675 was proud to be an Early Adopter unit of the Family Scouting program, and got a head start welcoming young ladies in early 2018. Now in the Fall of 2018, we are recruiting boys and girls, K-5 to join the pack! 

Boys and girls will be in their own, single gender dens, but the pack as a whole is co-ed. There are no gender based differences in the program. Both boys and girls will enjoy the same great adventures and have the same opportunities for advancement, leadership, and eventually crossing over to a Scouting BSA troop to continue their path to Eagle Scout in singe gender troops. 

Join our Pack!

posted Aug 7, 2016, 9:12 PM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Jul 29, 2018, 12:18 PM ]

Is your child ready for an adventure? Our Pack is looking for new Scouts in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

We'll be at Cheatham Hill Elementary School's Sneak-a-Peek on Monday, July 30th in the cafeteria. Come say hello! We'll be back the evening of 8/15 for an informational session and signup night in the cafeteria. 

On 8/24 at North Metro Church we'll have a second chance signup, and our new family orientation night, where we'll answer question, assign Dens, and sign up and orient new volunteer leaders. 

If none of these nights work for you, we meet the first Friday of each month at North Metro Church during the school year. See our Calendar and contact out Leaders

The Unknown Scout - How Scouting Came to America

posted Jun 25, 2016, 8:48 AM by Randy Farmer   [ updated Jun 25, 2016, 8:58 AM ]

William D Boyce
How Scouting Came to America

The Story of a Good Turn, Boy Scout Handbook, Tenth Edition, Chapter 26, Boy Scouts of America

How good must a Good Turn be to be good? The answer is best given by telling you the story of how Scouting came to America. It shows that it isn't the size of a Good Turn that counts. What is important is the spirit with which a Scout does a Good Turn.

"Do a Good Turn Daily" is the Scout Slogan.

One Day in 1909 in London, England, an American visitor, William D. Boyce, lost his way in a dense fog. He Stopped under a street lamp and tried to figure out where he was. A boy approached him and asked if he could be of help.

"You certainly can," said Boyce. He told the boy that he wanted to find a certain business office in the center of the city.

"I'll take you there," said the boy.

When they got to the destination, Mr. Boyce reached into his pocket for a tip. But the boy stopped him.

"No thank you, sir. I am a Scout. I won't take anything for helping."

"A Scout? And what might that be?" asked Boyce.

The boy told the American about himself and his brother Scouts. Boyce became very interested. After finishing his errand, he had the boy take him to the British Scouting office.

At the office, Boyce met Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the famous British general who had founded the Scouting movement in Great Britain. Boyce was so impressed with what he learned that he decided to bring Scouting home with him.

On February 8, 1910, Boyce and a group of outstanding leaders founded the Boy Scouts of America. From that day forth, Scouts have celebrated February 8th as the birthday of Scouting in the United States.

What happened to the boy who helped Mr. Boyce find his way in the fog? No one knows. He had neither asked for money nor given his name, but he will never be forgotten. His Good Turn helped bring the Scouting movement to our country.

In the British Scout Training Center at Gilwell Park, England, Scouts from the United States erected a statue of an American buffalo in honor of this unknown Scout. 

One Good Turn to one man became a Good Turn to millions of American boys. Such is the power of a Good Turn.

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