Atlanta Area Council
Boy Scouts of America
Est. 2013
Welcome to the Indian Springs District of the Boy Scouts of America. The District is located in west Georgia, serving Scouts in Carroll, Douglas and
Haralson counties. Indian Springs serves all ages of Scouts from all backgrounds.
Scouting programs include Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing and Varsity Scouts. There is something for all boys, beginning from the first grade up
to 20 years.
District Announcements and Events
National Youth Training
Scouts, please be aware of this amazing opportunity to advance your leadership skill in your unit as well as outside. NYLT is a must for Senior Patrol Leaders, Assistant
Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders or any Scouts looking to learn about leadership and the running of a Scout troop by the patrol method. Held at Bert Adams Scout
Reservation in early summer and a course between Christmas and New Year’s Day, this course is run by Scouts with adult guidance, just like a Scout troop would be run
in their home troops.
For more information, click here.
Coming Events

April 12: Commissioner Staff

April 14: Council Program Kickoff

April 19: Roundtable

April 20: OA Conclave

April 28: Cub Religious Retreat

May 3: District Committee

May 10:Commissioner Staff

May 17: Roundtable
Twilight Camp Registration is Open
Cub Scouts and Cub leaders, the registration for this year's District Twilight Camp is now open and you do not want to miss
out. Twilight Camp is a week long "day" camp held in the evening hours from 4:30 - 9:00 pm. The theme this year is
"Passport to Adventure". Scouts will take part in activities including games, building, crafts, shooting sports and various
advancement activities. Twilight Camp gives Scouts a great head start on their rank but more than that, it is a lot of fun.
The cost of Twilight Camp is $90 per Scout but, if you register before May 31 you can receive a discount of $15.
The camp dates are June 11 to June 15 and will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Villa Rica. The registration
page can be found
by following this link. Also, volunteers are needed so adults, get yourselves registered and join in the fun.

Council Program Kick-Off
Is your unit ready for the coming Scout year? Do you know what is on the calendar and the important dates ahead? Well
then, the Atlanta Council has an opportunity for you. The annual Program Kick-Off is set for Saturday, April 14 at the
Volunteer Service Center. With exhibits, information and a host of resources, this is an opportunity to find out what is in
store at the Council and what opportunities are available to bring back to you Pack, Crew or Troop.
Register now to attend
by clicking this link.

Order of the Arrow Elections
Boy Scout Troops, the election period for the Order of the Arrow is opening soon and you can reserve your date now for
the OA election team to visit your unit. The Order of the Arrow is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of
America. It's members best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their everyday lives. The brothers of the OA promote
year-round camping and promote a culture of Cheerful Service to others through service and activities.
Scouts are elected by their peers within the Troop, making Order of the Arrow membership unique in that members are
most often elected by non-members. Criteria for consideration is a minimum of 15 camping nights, with one being 5 nights/6
days resident camp in the most recent 2 year period and a rank of at least First Class.
Troops can schedule election by
contacting the Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge. Complete information on eligibility for youth and
adults and before and after elections can be found
by following this kink to the Lodge.

More Training Opportunities
The Indian Springs District is finishing out the calendar for 2018 training opportunities. Please visit the District Training page
for updates and opportunities. Coming up in this year are multiple opportunities for Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader
training as well as youth training.
The National Council has posted the remaining training modules to Scouting U, so now you can complete the entire position
specific training for Cubmaster, Den Leader, and Pack Committee Member online. Visit the site to access the
Scouting U page. Remember, every Scout deserves a trained leader.
Can't get to us? No problem! The Indian Springs District Training staff will come to you! Training can cover almost anything,
be that at the Pack, Troop or Crew level.
Check out this information flier for details on how to get trained.
Council and BSA National