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.

National Youth Leader Training
Every Scout deserves trained leaders and every Scout deserves to be trained. National Youth Leader Training is a youth training opportunity  that gives Scouts the tools
and the knowledge 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. The next
Atlanta Area Council opportunities are during the Christmas break with a 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

September 14:Commissioner Staff

September 21: Roundtable

September 22: District Camporee

September 28: OA Chapter Meeting

September 30: Deliver the Promise

October 5: District Committee

October 12: Commissioner Staff

October 19: Roundtable


October 19: District Nominations Close


October 27: Webelos Woods


November 2: District Business Meeting
District Fall Camporee
Boy Scout Troops, coming the weekend of September 22 - 24, the Indian Springs District will be holding our Fall Camporee.
The theme is a Star Wars related weekend and will be held at Shiloh United Methodist Church in Carrollton. The actual
activities themselves are being kept quiet but, Troop can view the
Jedi Training Handbook, found here, and begin preparing.   
This is going to be one of the most unique and absolutely fun camps Scouts and leaders will attend. So get those Jedi powers
working and become one with The Force and get your unit ready for camp.
Registration is online now and
can be found by following this link.

Cub Scouts - Deliver the Promise
The Indian Springs District invites you to come out for a day filled with Cub Scout and family fun! Parents MUST stay with
their children all day. This event is for the entire family. Events will include a BB range, archery range, wrist rocket range,
kick ball, Bobcat badge station, craft station and a short hike where the scouts can make their own trail food. There is no
schedule to follow. Come out and move among the stations at your own pace. Time at the ranges will be limited to
availability. Bring a water bottle and camp chair and just hang out for the day. There is no charge or registration for this
event. The Order of the Arrow will be preparing and selling lunch with the following items: hot dogs for $2, chips, can drink,
candy bars and cookies for $1 each.
Deliver the Promise is being held Saturday, September 30 fro 10am to 2 pm at Gold Dust Park, located at 646 Industrial
Boulevard in Villa Rica.

District Committee Nominations are Open
The nominating period for the officers and members of the Indian Springs District is now open. The Nominating Committee
is accepting nominations for the position of District Chair and Vice Chair, District Commissioner and the Chairs of the
various operating committees. Nominations will be accepted until Thursday, October 19.
The formal notice as well as links to position descriptions and the nomination form can be found by
following this link.
Nominations can also be directed to individual members of the nominating committee. Contact information can be found on
the formal notice.

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.

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 September 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