Camp Cards

2022 Camp Cards are Coming! Sign your unit up today for camp card sales! Camp Cards are a great way to fund your summer time activities. Scouts can earn camperships to major events, troops and pack can earn discounts for summer cam and adventure camp. The leaders guide will help guide you through the sale and provide important information for your unit. Download and share the Parents Guide to help your unit have a successful sale.. If you have a favorite business that you want featured on your card contact George Henington or Robert Sutton.

Family Friends of Scouting

The Family Friends of Scouting Campaign is a six-month campaign beginning in January and ending in June. During this time, volunteer presenters should visit every Scouting unit - sharing with them the resources that the Northwest Georgia Council provides to help support their unit. They will also share how participating in the FOS helps the Northwest Georgia Council reach more youth and positively impact lives. Download the Family FOS Leaders Guide for more information. To schedule an FOS presentation, fill out the commitment card and email it to your district executive. Bob Sutton or George Henington

Council Banquet

The Council Annual Banquet is a time to look back on the past year and recognize those Scouts, Scouters, and units that made 2021 a memorable year for Scouting in the Northwest Georgia Council.

2021 was a busy year with many programs and activities for our Council. As with all Scouting functions, many people are responsible for making the year a successful one for the youth in our seven counties.

Our 2021 Eagle Scout Class will be recognized at this event. Click here for more information and to register for the Council Banquet


Do you travel or camp in remote locations? Are you 14 years old or older? Do you have a passion for First Aid? We have the perfect training for you! Wilderness First Aid is a required training in order for your troop or crew to attend a high adventure base. This includes 16-hour BSA WFA Certification Course and CPR/AED Certification meeting BSA standards for High Adventure Bases through Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI). Registration

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills is the required outdoor training for all Scoutmasters, assistant Scoutmasters, and other adult leaders. The skills taught are based on the outdoor skills found in The Boy Scout Handbook. The course focuses on skills that build confidence and competence in leaders conducting outdoor camping experiences. March 11-13 Register

BALOO ( Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) is the Cub Scout leader training required for any Cub Scout den or pack outdoor event, including pack camping overnighters and Webelos den overnighters. March 12-13 Registration

Greenbar Introduction to Leadership Skills or Troops. The Course presents the skills in a practical unique fun environment of an actual patrol. Youth Instruction presented to youth as the real patrol experience. The course is designed to train an entire patrol or train select youth leaders of a troop and supply them with resources and confidence to return to their unit and execute such training within their unit. Only 30 Youth Participants sports are available register today and save your Scouts spot.

Shooting Sports Expo

The Shooting Sports Committee has planned this event as a fun activity for all Scout BSA and Venturers in the Northwest Georgia Council as an introduction to the exciting world of shooting sports using the great facilities we have at Camp Sidney Dew. Note that, even though we will be teaching the same skills and knowledge necessary to complete the shooting sports merit badges, we will not be certifying completion of any merit badge requirements. Download the leaders guide and Register to attend.


Every year, from October through December 1st, all units (packs, troops, crews, & posts) renew their affiliation with Scouting. This process allows units to update their adult and youth members' information, pay registration fees, and renew the Scout Life magazine subscriptions. In an effort to provide uninterrupted programs to your Scouts, please work on and complete your unit renewal in a timely manner. To view a tutorial on Internet Recharter download this guide. Online recharters make it easier to add or remove individuals as well as track the required trainings.

  • Important considerations for your units recharter.

  • Each adult should be YPT trained for the full time of your charter.

  • Paying online has a fee 1% for check and 3% for credit card. These fees are not set by the NWGA Council.

  • Paying at the NWGA Service Center is an option, however Scout Life subscriptions paid at the service center are subject to 7% sales tax. Paid online there is no sales tax.

  • Check out this FAQ form on recharter.

  • Additional Resources

  • Need assistance? contact

Save the Dates

Summer Camp at Sidney Dew

Get ready for the most fun you can have this summer! Save these dates for Cub Scouts and Scouts BSA camps. Download leaders guides and apply for staff positions!

Download the leaders guide for 2022 here.

Download the Registration packet here.

  • Adventure Camp for Cub Scouts June 1-4TH

    Summer Camp Week 1 June 5-11

  • Summer Camp Week 2 June 12-18

  • Summer Camp Week 3 June 19-25

Apply for a Staff position at Camp Sidney Dew this Summer.

Unit Spotlight

Want to feature your unit in the NWGA Council newsletter? Just email us pictures and a brief description of the event.

Eagle Scout Scholarships

Did you know there were Scholarships just for Eagle Scouts? Scholarships from $2,500-$48,000 are available for Eagle Scouts. Check out the NESA Scholarships and apply today. The application portal opened December 1st. Additional Eagle Scout scholarship opportunities from Religions and Civic organizations can be found here.

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