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You're Invited to the Ideal Year of Scouting Brunch

The IYOS Brunch will be held Saturday, July 23rd from 9 AM - 11 AM at the First UMC, 295 West Crogan Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

If you cannot attend on July 23rd, please consider attending the July 16th brunch at the Jefferson Civic Center.

Every Scout Unit that sends at least one representative to any of the above brunches will receive a 1% bonus commission in the 2016 popcorn sale.

You cannot afford to miss this important $haring time. Check out the IYOS Invitation/Flyer for further details. Then go learn how you can have an Ideal Year of Scouting too.

Mark Your Calendars for Program Preview

The Sweetwater District Program Preview for the 2016-2017 Scouting year is scheduled for July 21st at 7:00PM, at Snellville United Methodist Church. This is everyone's opportunity to get important information needed to start planning. Come hear about training offerings and Scouting events.

Who should come? Adult and youth leaders, including SPLs and Jr. ASMs

Why should YOU come? This is the time to find out about all the things happening during the year so you won't miss programs, events, or training for 2016-2017. Make sure to take back the information so you can include these in your Unit's calendar planning!

Rumor has it that there may be special prizes available for those attending...

The fun begins in August - start getting ready for it at Program Preview!

Popcorn Kernels - It Is Time to Get Popping!

No we don't mean the kernels of corn on the cob. But it is time for each and every representative from every Unit and District to check out the schedule of events for this year's Popcorn Fundraiser.

Learn why Popcorn is important to every Scout, Parent, Leader, Unit, District and Council. You might be surprised to find out how valuable popcorn can be and the impact that it has beyond the taste of gourmet popcorn.

If you haven't heard, participation in these events can be beneficial to your Scouts and Units. This could equal more commission to your Unit for a little bit of your time. Not a bad trade!

Need more information, please contact either Phillip Barea or Daniel Victorio at 770-962-2105. They will both be happy to help you out and answer any questions that you may have.

Congratulations Sweetwater Silver Beaver Recipients

The Sweetwater District is proud and very happy to announce that 5 of its district members are winners of this year's prestigious Silver Beaver award. They are:

Jason Bach

David Cowan

Ray Lampros

Amy McCarty

Joe Odom

Please congratulate these fine folks when you see them. There will be a council celebration to award all 11 council-wide recipients on August 20th. (Details to be announced).

The Scout Store --

The Scout Store is stocked with all the necessary items for scouts and scouters. Come on by and check it out!

Lawrenceville Scout Store
203 Swanson Drive
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

Phone: 770-962-2105
Fax: 770-962-8004

Mon-Thurs 9 am - 6 pm
Fri 9 am - 5 pm
Sat 10 am - 2 pm

Please note that all Service Centers will be closed on July 4th.


Upcoming Events

See the full Sweetwater District calendar HERE!


Why is August 5th so important? It is the deadline to submit your Unit's Show & Sell Order. Did you know that if you place a Show & Sell Order, that your unit will be getting popcorn to sell before other Councils in the area (i.e., Atlanta Area Council)! Let's all get on board so we can have the most successful fundraiser ever! Don't forget, it is easier to make a sale if you have the product to deliver on the spot. ;-)

Keep Up With What Is Happening in Sweetwater!

We have at least FIVE resources available for you to stay in the know about what is happening in the Sweetwater District. Do you know what they are?

The Sweetwater District Newsletter is published weekly via Yahoo. If you are not on the list, please let us know or send an email to to get on the distribution list.

The Sweetwater District Facebook Page is available HERE, or by searching "Sweetwater District NEGA, BSA." It contains notices and friendly reminders about upcoming and recent events. Pleas Like us on Facebook and share the page with other parents and leaders in your unit.

The Sweetwater District Website is at, and contains many resources, including the district calendar, forms, flyers, and Eagle Scout Project and Board of Review information.

The Sweetwater District Roundtable. Did you know that we meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month (except for June and July) at Snellville United Methodist Church beginning at 7 PM for approximately 1 hour. This is a great opportunity to pick up additional training, share with other leaders in the district, learn about any changes in program, advancement, service opportunities, pick up new flyers, and other great ideas, etc. Who knew that one hour a month could be so valuable a resource to you? Are you taking advantage of this resource? Have you told others in your Unit about this opportunity? If not, let's not waste any more time. Put August 11th on your calendar and start the school year off to a great start. Can't wait to see you there!

Eagle Scout Candidates
Service Project Information Updates!

Boy Scouts of America has published an updated Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook. Additionally, the Sweetwater District Eagle Scout Service Project approval process and Eagle Scout Board of Review dates have been updated.

Get the latest information and documentation on the Eagle Scout page by clicking HERE.

Report Your Unit Service Hours

Service hours are a critical requirement for Scouting's Journey to Excellence.

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