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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Council office?
Where is the Sweetwater District office?
How do I rent a Council facility?
How old do I have to be to join Scouting?
What medical forms do I need?
Which tour permits do I need?
What summer programs does the Council offer?
What is the Order of the Arrow (OA)?

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Where is the Council office?

The Northeast Georgia Council office is located at 148 Boy Scout Trail, in Pendergrass, Georgia. It can be accessed via I-85. Take the US-129/GA-11 exit (exit number 137) toward Gainesville/Jefferson. Turn left onto US-129 N/GA-11 N. Turn left onto John B Brooks Road.Turn Right onto Boy Scout Trail. The council office is at the end of the road on the right.

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Where is the Sweetwater District office?

The Sweetwater District office is located in the Lawrenceville Service Center Building at 203 Swanson Drive, in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The office is just north of Highway 316 on GA 20. Once you reach Swanson Drive, turn onto Swanson Drive and enter the Business Area. The Service Center building is at the end of the road on the left.

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How do I rent a Council facility?

To make reservations for use of Camp Rainey Mountain, Scoutland, or Camp Rotary, fill out the reservation form (currently available at each of the council Service Centers or downloadable from the forms page) and send it to the Camping Department at the Jefferson Service Center. Questions concerning camp facilities or availability should be directed to the Camping Department.

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How old do I have to be to join Scouting?

Cub Scouts is for boys ages 7 through 10, or grades first through fifth. Boy Scouts is for boys ages 11 through 17. Varsity Scouting is for boys ages 14 through 17. Venturing is for boys and girls ages 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) through 20.

There are Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, and Venturing Crews all over Northeast Georgia. For joining requirements and descriptions of the program, click here.

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What medical forms do I need?

All of our camp programs require health forms for every camper, parent, staff and leaders attending camp. Camp programs require specific forms according to BSA Standards and the State of Georgia camp rules! Click here to download the Annual Health and Medical Record.

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Which tour permits do I need?

For trips under 500 miles one way, your unit will need to file a Local Tour Permit with the Northeast Georgia Council at least two weeks prior to your camping trip.

For trips over 500 miles one way or outside the U.S., your group will need to fill out the National Tour Permit. This needs to be filed with the Council at least one month before the scheduled trip. The Council will then forward it to the regional service center for further approval.

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What summer programs does the Council offer?

The Northeast Georgia Council offers many programs during the summer for scouts of all ages. Cub Scouts can attend the Cub Scout Day & Twilight Camps, hosted by each district. Webelos have a special opportunity to attend Webelos Adventure Camp, where they stay at Scoutland and participate in the activities of the camp.

The Council operates a summer camp program for Boy Scouts and Venturers. Camp Rainey Mountain plays host to the traditional summer camp, with merit badges and troop activity areas. Scoutland is geared toward Aquatic Programs. Both camps are open to Troops and Venturing crews!

And Boy Scouts, don't forget about staff opportunities! Scoutland & Camp Rainey Mountain, as well as the day camps need qualified, ethusiastic scouts to serve on staff!

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What is the Order of the Arrow (OA)?

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting's National Honor Society. Mowogo Lodge is the OA Lodge for the Sweetwater District. The OA, as it is commonly called, promotes camping, both at summer resident camps and within the unit, provides service to the council and camps, and provides possibly the best leadership training available in scouting. Click here to visit the website of Mowogo Lodge!

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