|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 Planning Meeting
The Indian Springs District will hold its bi-annual planning meeting on Saturday, December 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The
meeting will take place at the Douglasville First United Methodist Church. All district officers and all district committee
chairs are requested to attend. This is our annual planning event for the year. Please be prepared to discuss the calendar for
all of 2017 and the first six months of 2018. Also, present any concerns from your area that need attention by the District
District Leader Awards Nominations Are Open
Do you know a leader who has put forth time and exceptional effort in delivering an outstanding program to a unit, Scout
or to Scouting in general? Show them that you recognize their efforts by nominating them for one of the Indian Springs
District leader awards. These awards recognize the work put forth in the year 2016. Any registered leader is eligible to be
nominated. All nominations will be reviewed by a select committee and presented at the district awards banquet, set for
Saturday, February 4, 2017.
Please be aware, selections are based on the wording within the nomination so, if you feel strongly about a candidate, make
your presentation worthy of that recognition. Information on the awards and criteria can be found by following this link.
Nominations should be submitted via the nomination page of the District web site.
District Camping Information Site
Scout Leaders, the Indian Springs District Camping Promotion Committee needs your assistance in gathering our per unit
camping numbers. Has your Pack or Troop been camping this year? Are you tracking these numbers for your Journey to
The Indian Springs District has a portal for reporting this information online on the Camping and Outdoor information page.
The page includes information on various camps, activities and coming outdoor events. Looking for a new place to take your
Pack or Troop? You can find a wealth on information here. The site is up and running and ready to help. Please check the
page out by following this link and get camping now.
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 flyer for details on how to get trained.