|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.
To schedule your unit elections, please visit the Osten Nokose Chapter web site. Elections will begin after December 15.
District Pinewood Derby
Maybe you dominated the tracks in your Pack or you just feel like keeping the race going. So now is your chance to take it
to the next level and show your racing skills to the entire District in the annual Indian Springs District-wide Pinewood
Derby. The race is scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at the West Metro Baptist Church in Douglasville. The cost is $2 per
car and races will be by rank. You can race as many cars as you wish but each car must be registered separately.
Come get your engines revving and show your stuff. Registration is now available by following this link. Get registered and
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
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 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.