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

July 27: Cub Recruiting Kick-Off

July 29: District Popcorn Kick-Off

August 3: District Committee

August 10: Commissioner Staff

August 17: Roundtable

August 24: OA Chapter Meeting
Cub Scout Recruiting Kick-Off
Cub Scout leaders, it's time to start preparing for a great 2017-18 Cub Scout year. Get a head start by getting training and
materials to help get the word out and hold a great recruiting event. Thursday, July 27 the District will be holding our Fall
Recruiting Kick-Off, from 6:00- 7:30pm. Training will be at Fullerville Baptist Church, located at 423 Old Town Road in Villa
Rica.You can also pick up recruiting materials, such as yard signs, Scout Standees', Fillable Posters, and more!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact your District Executive
Conor Closs.

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"
following this link. If leaders have any questions, please contact Scott directly.

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.

Start Planning for Popcorn 2017
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. There is one remaining training session,
on June 29 at the Volunteer Service Center, followed by the District kick-off event on July 29. 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 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.
Council and BSA National