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Welcome to the South Georgia Council, BSA

1841 Norman Drive
Valdosta, GA 31601
Phone: 229-242-2331
FAX: 229-242-2325

Serving 28 Counties in South Georgia
South GA Council CSP
 HOW ARE YOU PROGRESSING ON YOUR JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE?

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 $50 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Click HERE for a flyer on the event!

TRAINING UPDATE
The South Georgia Council Needs Your Help!  Only half of the registered adults in our council are current in their Youth Protection Training!  To top that off, 25% of our registered leaders have NEVER taken Youth Protection Training, even though it is supposed to be done within 30 days of becoming a registered adult!   We, as adult members of the BSA, are required to recertify YPT every 2 years.  
Please start with yourself.  Log into your myscouting.org account to check the status of your training. Even if your YPT is still valid, but maybe about to expire, go ahead and retake it.  Then Unit Leaders and Committee Chairs can log into my.scouting.org (notice the . (dot) between my and scouting) to check the status of all registered adults for their unit.  Please encourage your leaders to get this training done - for the sake of our Kids!  
Also, Leader Specific Training for ALL Cub Scout positions is available online!  While we once again will offer this training in a “live” setting in the fall, adults who are leaders now and have not been trained can go online at myscouting.org and take that training as well.  As above with YPT, print out the certificate at the conclusion of the online training and send it to Juanelle King so she can verify that it is there or manually put it in!  
For all online training, please make sure that your member ID# is attached to your profile.  
As we all know:  Every Boy Deserves a Trained Leader!  Let’s make that happen for them!  Also, help the South Georgia Council lead the way in YPT so our boys are safe! 

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.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, click HERE..