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
Council Program Kickoff
Top Scout leaders will come together to help other Scout leaders build a perfect year-long Scouting program at the Program Planning Kick-off at the Volunteer Service
Center. Be among the first to know what is on the horizon and get a head start on planning for the coming year.
Registration is found here.

Council Coordinated Meeting
Please join us for the next Council Coordinated Meeting.  This event is a great opportunity for all District Operating Committee Chairs and District leadership to come
together and share information, best-practices, ideas and fellowship. More information can be found
by following this link.

CPR Certification Day at the Council
The Atlanta Area Council is a proud partner with the American Red Cross to provide CPR and basic first aid certifications to the Scouting community and general public.  
CPR Saturday happens twice every year at the Boy Scouts Volunteer Service Center, once in December and once in the spring.  These certification days offer several
certification levels and are open to anyone who is interested in participating. Information and registration is available on
the Atlanta Area Council site.
Council and BSA National
Coming Events

March 16: Roundtable

March 24: Webelos Crossover

March 24 - 26: District Camporee

March 25: Council Program Kick-off

April 6: District Committee

April 13: Commissioner Staff

April 20: Roundtable

April 26: Council Coordinated Meeting

May 4: District Committee

May 5: OA Spring Induction

May 6: Leader Training
District Roundtable Location Change
The Indian Springs District Roundtable has a new location for the remainder of this Scout year, March, April and May. The
new location is Bay Springs Middle School, Locate at 122 Bay Springs Road in Villa Rica, 30180. Gathering will begin at 6:30 in
the cafeteria, which is towards the back of the school.  Roundtable runs from 6:30 to 8:30.

For more information on Roundtable, be sure to visit the
Indian Springs District Roundtable page.

Order of the Arrow Elections
Boy Scout Troops, the election period for the Order of the Arrow is open. Troops should reserve dates 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.
To schedule your unit elections, please
visit the Osten Nokose Chapter web site. Elections will close April 11.

Indian Springs Spring Camporee
Boy Scout Troops, start planning now for the Indian Springs District 2017 Spring Camporee. The theme this year will be
Scout Olympics, with a host of games and events focused on skill and athletics. Set for the weekend of March 24 through 26
at Clinton Nature Preserve, this Camporee brings back one of our most popular themes for a full weekend of fun and
excitement. The event is being planned by the Osten Nokose Chapter of the Order of the Arrow. During the Camporee,
the OA callout will also take place on Saturday evening.
The cost is set at $10 per Scout and $5 per leader. The leader guide will be online soon but registration is available now by
visiting the Camporee registration page. So get your calendars set, get to practicing your discus and hammer toss and get
ready to have a great weekend this Spring.

Webelos Crossover and Arrow of Light Ceremony
Cubmaster, Webelos leaders, Scouts and families. The Indian Springs District and the Osten Nokose Chapter of the Order
of the Arrow invite your advancing Webelos II Scouts to take part in a great event as they complete their learning in Cub
Scouts and continue the Scouting journey into Boy Scouts.
On the first night of the District Spring Camporee we will be holding a District-wide Arrow of Light and Webelos
Crossover ceremony. This ceremony is a chance for our Webelos to come to Camporee as Cubs and take part in a
memorable AOL ceremony and, at the conclusion of the ceremony they will have crossed over into Boy Scouts. As Boy
Scouts, they then take part in their first Boy Scout activity, the Spring Camporee, with work on rank beginning immediately
with the camp activities. The Order of the Arrow crossover ceremony is a great event, with all the ceremony, regalia and
excitement you would expect from such an important event. Families are invited to attend the ceremony while Scouts will
continue the weekend with their selected Troops.
Scouts should consult with their prospective Troops and Pack leader should register all crossing Webelos as a single group.
Crossover is March 24 and Camporee continues to March 26. The information and registration pages
are found by following
this link.

More Training Opportunities
The Indian Springs District is finishing out the calendar for 2016 training opportunities. Please visit the District Training page
within the next few weeks for updates and opportunities. Coming up in November is our ITOLS and OWLS training for
Cub and Boy Scout leaders.
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.