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

March 15: Roundtable

March 17: Leader Training

March 23: Webelos Crossover

March 23: District Camporee

April 5: District Committee

April 7: Cub Spring Fling

April 14: Council Program Kickoff

April 28: Cub Religious Retreat
Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony
As we approach the close to our oldest Scouts Cub Scouts’ travels we prepare them for the next step in their Scouting
adventure. The Order of the Arrow and the Indian Springs District want to join with you in making this transition a special
event that your Scouts will look back on and remember how cool their Crossover was.
Friday evening, March 23, the OA will have our nationally acclaimed Ceremony Team performing their award winning Arrow
of Light ceremony for all Scouts earning this rank. Complete with all the regalia and ceremony, teepee and flaming arrows,
this is an opportunity to send your Scouts forward in great style.
At the conclusion of the Arrow of Light ceremony we will continue with the Crossover ceremonies for all crossing Webelos
as they begin their journey as a Boy Scout, starting with the opportunity to take part in their first Camporee.
Scouts should register with their Pack and not individually.
Information is found by following this link.
We are looking forward to a special event and joining you as we celebrate our Scouts’ accomplishments and wish the well on
their continued journey.

Spring 2018 Camporee
Take a trip back to the days of old as the Indian Springs District presents the Spring Camporee. This year's theme is
Medieval Games and will feature activities such as jousting, archery, cart racing, sword fights and even eating contests.
Sponsored by the Osten Nokose Chapter of the Order of the Arrow, this camp is going to be a great time for everyone.
Camp will kick off Friday evening with a District Arrow of Light ceremony and Webelos Crossover while Saturday will
include the Order of the Arrow Call-Out ceremony.
Come out and compete against fellow Scouts while having a great time venturing into the past.
Follow this link for the
information page and to register.

Arrow of Light and Webelos Crossover
The Osten Nokose Chapter of the Order of the Arrow is proud to recognize our older Webelos Scouts as they begin the
next phase of their Scouting journey and present the Indian Springs District Arrow of Light Ceremony and Webelos
Crossover. This is an amazing experience for Webelos crossing to Boy Scouts and a great opportunity to properly celebrate
the earning of the Arrow of Light.
The event takes place on the first evening of the District Camporee, Friday, March 23. Webelos will gather at the start of
the evening as Webelos and be recognized for their accomplishments before taking part in the cross to their chosen Boy
Scout Troops and then finish the weekend camping in their very first Boy Scout outing. Camping is not required and any
details with joining Troops is at the discretion of the Webelos Scout, his parents and the Troop. Their is no cost to take part
in the ceremony but Scouts can rceive commemorative memorabilia for a nominal fee.
Full details and registration
can be found on the Crossover page. Webelos should register with their Pack.

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