May 2012
May 9, 2012

Did you know that Scouts that attend summer camp are 80% more likely to stay involved in the Scouting program than those that don't?


That's why we all work so hard to make every camp experience - whether it's a District Camporee or a week of Boy Scout Resident Camp at Woodruff Scout Reservation - the best experience it can possibly be. That's why this year we partnered with AT&T to make sure our Woodruff and Bert Adams camps have great cell phone connectivity.


For years, leaders have been asking for better cell reception to stay in touch with family and business. More and more of our leaders were even forced with the tough decision to attend camp or remain connected to work and home. Now they can do both.


But that's not the most important reason for this new investment.


Our main goal in maximizing connectivity is so that no matter where a Scout or leader is on our camp properties they can reach emergency services. Reliable communication is essential to Scout safety, especially in an emergency where response time is critical.


Last year, more than 8,775 Scouts attended Day or Resident camps. 2011 was actually a record setting year with more than 10,000 people camping at Woodruff and Bert Adams. 2012 is already shaping up to be even bigger and better.


If you or your Scout is going to camp this year, mark your calendars for Saturday May 19. The Atlanta Area Scout Shop is hosting a Get Ready For Camp! event and you don't want to miss out.  


At 10:00 a.m. at the Volunteer Service Center, professional Scouters, camping experts, and other volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions about camp and to demonstrate the newest and coolest camping gear.


We're ready and excited for camp season. We hope you'll join us in fulfilling the promise we make to all Scouts - that they'll find fun and adventure in the great outdoors. 
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Council Updates


Summer Hours
The Volunteer Service Center will be closed Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  The Program Center will also be closed on Saturday, May 26th.

The Program Center and Scout Store will begin their summer hours on May 29th. They will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.   
Camp Winter Improvements 

We've been busy all winter long preparing for your Scouts to come to Summer Camp! Click here to see the winter improvements that we have been working on at Bert Adams and Woodruff Scout Reservation in Preparation for you and your Scouts to come to camp. These improvements are made possible by your support of the Atlanta Area Council through the "When Tradition Meets Tomorrow Capital Campaign" and the Friends of Scouting Campaign.

Visual Storytellers Workshop

Attention photographers! Do you want to learn how to tell the Scouting Story more effectively through words and pictures. Check out the Story Teller's Course being offered by the National Council of the Boy Scouts right here at Bert Adams Scout Reservation.

Cub Scout Day & Twilight Camp

Don't miss out on the Camp that Comes to the Scouts. 21 Day and Twilight camps will be held this summer.

Click here for more information and to register.

Cub & Webelos Adventure Camp
The Atlanta Area Council is proud to announce 6 sessions of resident camp this summer for Cub Scouts and Webelos at Bert Adams Scout Reservation. Registration is open now for a camp full of shooting, belt loops, activity badges, camping, swimming, and outdoor fun. 

Click here for more information about Adventure Camping.

Campout: The Next Century

Boy Scouts & Venturers, mark your calendars now for May 17-19, 2013 when the next evolution of camping comes to Atlanta.  Campout: The Next Century will be the largest camping event in Atlanta Area Council history!   


Visit the Campout web page here for more details and look for pre-registration information coming soon.


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