District Advancement Contacts
John Mitchell - (678) 699-6969
Earning Merit Badges & Merit Badge Counciling
It all begins with a Scout’s initial interest and effort in a merit badge subject, followed by a discussion with the unit leader or designated assistant, continues through meetings with a counselor, and culminates in advancement and recognition. It is an uncomplicated process that gives a Scout the confidence achieved through overcoming obstacles. Social skills improve. Self-reliance develops. Examples are set and followed. And fields of study and interest are explored beyond the limits of the school classroom.
Online list of Merit Badge Requirements
How does the Scout begin? The unit leader signs the blue card, the Scout contacts the merit badge counselor and sets an appointment. Even though Scouts may benefit from reviewing requirements with a counselor before pursuing them, a boy may begin working on a merit badge at any time after he is registered. It is the counselor’s decision whether to accept work or activities completed prior to the issuing of the signed blue card.
Eagle Scout Board of Reviews
During social distancing the district advancement team is conducting the Board of Review roadshow! They are going to the scout at their preferred location across the district.
To schedule your board of review... Complete the Eagle Scout application and deliver it to the AAC Program Center for certification. Upon completion the Program Center will return the certified application to the candidate and email a pdf copy to the AT District Advancement Chair. It is then the Eagle candidate's responsibility to request a Board of Review from the Advancement Chair via email or phone call.
Materials you will need for the Board of Review:
1) Original completed and certified Eagle application
2) Your Statement of Life’s Ambition
3) 3 copies of your Project workbook
4) The unopened letters of reference
Who can participate?
Your Troop Committee Chair is entitled to pick up to 3 members of the Board that will interview you. They cannot be a family member nor can it be a Scoutmaster/Assistant Scoutmaster.
Who has to wait in the lobby for the BoR to be completed?
That would be the family members, guests and the nervous Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster
How long will it take?
BoR's usually last about 45 minutes but can take up to an hour.
There is a leader we do not want involved in the Board of Review - can we make sure they are not involved?
The Troop Committee Chair or Advancement Specialist is allowed to pick up to 3 members to sit on the Board. There will be a District Advancement Committee person who will Chair that board assigned by the District Advancement Chair. You can request a particular District Advancement Committee person to attend (or not). But the final decision on staffing the Board rests with the District Advancement Chair.