Volunteers needed

2023 Cub Scout Launch Kits
Cub Scout Launch Kits

When new Cub Scouts sign up during recruiting season, 8/1 through 10/31, it may be a few weeks before their pack and den meetings begin.  The Atlanta Area Council through a partnership with local organizations provides a Launch Kit full of scouting goodies to keep our new scouting families excited about their new adventure.  This year’s Launch Kit will be full of scouting essentials delivered to the new scout’s home in the new scout’s name to help prepare them for life as a scout and build anticipation for their pack and den meetings.  The elements of these kits are delivered to the council through various channels and must be assembled for shipping.  This is where YOU come in!

The Atlanta Area Council is gearing up to produce 8,000 launch kits and needs volunteers to help build those kits.  This is a great opportunity to incorporate service hours into a larger outing for Troops and Crews.  The AAC plans to begin building these launch kits in July at the Volunteer Service Center located across the street from Truist Park.  Once we are set up, there will be times over the coming weekends and some evenings when units can come out and build kits for 2 hours as part of an outing in the area.  Some attractions within 10 miles of the VSC are:

  1. Six Flags/Whitewater
  2. Braves Game
  3. Truist Park tour
  4. Hiking and History at Kennesaw Mountain
  5. The Aviation History and Technology Center
  6. The Mizuno Experience Center
  7. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
  8. Atlanta History Center
  9. Chastain Park Amphitheatre
  10. iFly Atlanta
  11. The Escape Game
  12. Main Event
  13. Chattahoochee River National Recreation at Cochran Shoals

Downtown Atlanta is only 11-12 miles away with the Botanical Gardens, King Center, Atlanta Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, Center for Puppetry Arts, Centennial Olympic Park, CNN World Headquarters, Georgia State Capitol, College Football Hall of Fame, the Fox Theater, and many more!

Please start planning your packing event with the dates below. If your unit would like to come to the VSC on a weekday or Sunday, please contact me directly and we will make arrangements. Contact Wendy Kraemer at wlkraemer@bellsouth.net.

Saturday07/08/20239:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday07/15/20239:00 am – 4:00 pmEvening Braves Game
Saturday07/22/20239:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday07/29/20239:00 am – 4:00 pmEvening Braves Game
Saturday08/05/20239:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday08/12/20239:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday08/19/20239:00 am – 4:00 pmEvening Braves Game

Please note, you can volunteer for 2 or more hours. If you are signing up for a Troop or Crew, please note how many folks will be attending. You can note your date and arrival time on the sign-up form.