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
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.

National Youth Leader Training
Every Scout deserves trained leaders and every Scout deserves to be trained. National Youth Leader Training is a youth training opportunity  that gives Scouts the tools
and the knowledge to better assist them in their unit and as they move beyond. NYLT is a must for new Senior Patrol Leaders and Assistant Senior Patrol Leaders or any
older Scout in your troop that shows the potential for such a position to learn about leadership and the running of a Scout troop by the patrol method. The next
Atlanta Area Council opportunities are during the Christmas break with a 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

November 3: OA Fall Ordeal

November 9: Commissioner Staff

November 11: Recharter Turn-In

November 16: Roundtable

November 16: OA Chapter

November 17: OWLS/ITOLS

December 7: Popcorn Money Due

December 7: District Committee

December 14: Roundtable

December 21: Commissioner Staff
Popcorn Take Order Distribution
With the close of the 2017 Show-and-Sell popcorn year we hope that all units had a successful run and everyone made a lot
of money. The Indian Springs popcorn distribution will be held Saturday, November 11 at the Printpack warehouse in Villa
Rica. All monies should be turned in to Council no later than December 7. And don't forget to enter any prizes earned by
your Scouts, including Top Sellers by December 7.

Changes in Advancement
We've all heard about changes in the advancement of our Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. Maybe you've been using it since the
year began but, just in case you are still curious about who does what, our District Advancement Chair, Scott Bates, has
provided information on these changes. Scouts, leaders and parents can download the updated "Guide to Advancement"
by
following this link.
Also, there are modifications to the earning of Eagle Palms. The new process
can be found here. If leaders have any questions
about Palms or any advancement, please
contact Scott directly.

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 September the Training Commitee will be hosting a
full slate of position specific 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 myscouting.org 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.

ILST Training is Coming to Indian Springs
Troop and Crew youth leaders, the Indian Springs District is preparing for an outstanding opportunity for you to enhance
your leadership skills with the Introduction to Leadership Skills course. This course is generally only offered at the Council
and is not offered regularly. ILST is for every Scout in a Troop or Crew who holds or will hold a leadership position,
including all elected positions and any appointed positions and designed to teach Scouts about their new roles and how to
most effectively reach success.
Registration is limited, with only 54 seats available. Submissions to take part are completed online with no walk-ins.  With 2
youth participants per Troop/Crew. Others will be wait listed and added if spots become available.
Register on the District
Training site.
Take advantage of this outstanding training opportunity and be the best leader your unit could hope for.
Council and BSA National