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The Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America is pleased to announce that both of their camps received National Accreditation during June 2016. National Accreditation is a rigorous review process that assures that a camp is meeting all standards for safety and financial stability. Black Creek Scout Reservation was granted a five-year accreditation to operate our camp with the current programs, including personal watercraft, zip lines, shooting and climbing.


Assistant Scout Executive, Susie Curtis said, “A team from the National Boy Scout’s Southern Region traveled to our camps and reviewed our operations to ensure we are following the regulations set by National Boy Scouts of America. At the conclusion of our review, they determined that we meet or exceed what is required in all areas. They were extremely impressed with our talented staff and gifted leadership. We achieved this distinction thanks to the leadership of Linda Scovanner, Camp Director;Sam Leathers, Program Director; Nick Scovanner, Camp Ranger; and our incredibly hardworking staff.”

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The Palmetto Plant Eaters Club to host guest speaker

The Palmetto Plant Eaters club, a PlantPure Nation pod group that meets monthly, will be hosting Emily Johnson of Johnson’s Urban Farm as its guest speaker on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:30pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry at 110 Malphrus Road in Bluffton, SC. Learn more about the Palmetto Plant Eaters here:
Johnson’s Urban Farm is a new greenhouse, farm, and specialty market on Wild Horse Road on Hilton Head Island, SC, that opened to the public in November 2015. As the region’s only organic greenhouse, Johnson’s Urban Farm provides the community with an important option in fresh, healthy produce. With a full range of delicious organically-grown fruits and vegetables, Johnson’s Urban Farm is committed to offering “farm-to-table” foods for a happy, healthy, and sustainable lifestyle.

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University of South Carolina Beaufort to hold 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair

The University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is hosting its 3rd annual Health and Wellness Fair on Thursday, March 31st from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on the Hilton Head Gateway campus located at One University Boulevard, Bluffton, SC 29909.

USCB’s Health and Wellness Fair is intended to increase health awareness through education and prevention. The purpose is to provide basic health & wellness information with a variety of informational booths and giveaways designed to help students and the surrounding community become more aware of the many health-related programs, services, and providers located in our surrounding community.

Please come join us for free games, activities, giveaways and more! This event is free and open to the public.

37th Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Scoutreach Inner City Scouting Program

The 37th annual Coastal Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Dodd Family Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at the Club at Savannah Harbor.  All funds raised will benefit the Scoutreach program for low income, inner city youth.


Event Chair, Tom Cunningham explained, “This is Savannah’s longest running golf tournament, and it’s all for the benefit of Scoutreach programs of the Coastal Georgia Council, so that low income youth in our community to learn outdoor skills, have mentors and participate in the proven leadership development programs offered through the programs of Scouting.”


Registration includes lunch, dinner and team photo. Trophies and prizes will be awarded to winning teams.  Hurry!  Play is limited to 32 teams, so register now by calling Angela Phillips at the Coastal Georgia Council Boy Scouts of America at 912-927-7272, ext. 204.

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