Flint River Council, Boy Scouts of America

Griffin Scout Shop and Service Center Holiday Hours
December 22 - 28:  Closed-Scout Shop and Service Center
January 1:  Closed - Scout Shop and Service Center
December 29 - January 2:  Scout Shop Closed for Inventory
December 29 - January 2:  Service Center Open 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds. 
Theodore Roosevelt

Pictured above are three of five of our new cabins.  These cabins and surrounding area known as "The Simons Retreat" were made possible by our donors, board members and volunteers; and to those people we say "THANK YOU!"  
For information on how you and your group can rent these cabins, contact our camping department at 770-227-4556 or by email at lawhorn@scouting.org.

Units not re-chartered by the deadline date will be added to a "non-member listing" that will be distributed to every department in the Flint River Council.  As of January 1, 2015, any unit on that list will not have access to the membership privileges of the Boy Scouts of America including:  Scout Shop, Flint River Council camping facilities, activities and programs, advancements and insurance coverage etc.  Letters concerning these changes were mailed to unit leadership in mid-August.  Please contact your unit leadership with your questions and concerns.

Polaris, The Winter Advanture, December 27-31
Polaris is a brand of winter camp featuring traditional merit badge sessions, troop activities and high-adventure opportunities!  Here is your chance to do the polar bear swim and earn the patch!

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Flint River Council Super Nova Award Winner
Congratulations to Lucas H of Pack 44 from Newnan for being the very first Flint River Council Super Nova Award recipient!  Lucas attended the Cub Scout STEM Camp in July and earned the Dr. Luis W. Alvarez Super Nova Award.

Click the link below to find out more about STEM programs offered at Flint River Council.

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Advancement News!
Want to get the latest news about advancement direct from Boy Scouts of America, National Office?  Sign up to get the "Advancement News" e-newsletter. 

Silver Beaver Award Nominations
The Silver Beaver Award is to recognize registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.  Deadline to submit nominations to Flint River Council is December 31, 2014. 
                                      Nomination Form>>   

Scout Safe Challenge  
Scout Safe!  Have you looked into the requirements for the Council Safe Scout Award?  Qualify to receive a ribbon and certificate to display in your meeting place showing that your unit  strives to put safetyfirst!                 
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Upcoming Events

Griffin Service Center Closed
for Christmas holidays

Polaris Winter Adventure

27-Jan 2, 2015
Scout Shop Closed
for Inventory

Campmaster Corp Training

Griffin Service Center Closed
for MLK Day


Scout Sunday

Scouting for Food
Bags Out

Griffin Service Center Closed
for President's Day

Scouting for Food

28-March 1
Boy Scout Climbing
& Rappelling Weekend