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.
Coming Events

August 17: Roundtable

August 24: OA Chapter Meeting

August 31: OA Advisor Meeting

September 7: District Committee

September 14:Commissioner Staff

September 21: Roundtable


September 22: District Camporee
Cub Scout Recruiting
Cub Scout leaders, it's time to start recruiting for a great 2017-18 Cub Scout year. Please contact District Executive Conor
Closs
for recruiting night information and to request recruiting materials and be prepared for a great start to the Cub year
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact
Conor.

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. If leaders have any questions, please contact Scott directly.

District Fall Camporee
Boy Scout Troops, coming the weekend of September 22 - 24, the Indian Springs District will be holding our Fall Camporee.
Camporee will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Carrollton and, while the details of the Camporee are being
held in secrecy we can guarantee, this is going to be one of the most unique and absolutely fun camps your Scouts will
attend. More details will be coming soon as well as registration but, get your calendars set now and get your unit prepared.


National Youth Leader Training
The summer is here and it is a great time for youth leaders to get more advanced training 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. Held at Bert Adams Scout Reservation in the 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.

Popcorn 2017 has begun
Is your unit ready to make a lot of money and provide for your program with the biggest fundraiser of the year? Then you
need to get registered today to sell popcorn. With a commission structure sure to bring in the bucks, you don't want to
miss out.
The popcorn information and registration page
can be found by following this link. If you have questions, please contact our
District Kernel, Kelli Whitlock.

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 S
eptember 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.
Council and BSA National