Atlanta Area Council

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Atlanta Area Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America

1800 Circle 75 Parkway, SE

Atlanta, GA 30339
Country United States
Membership 30,000 youth est.
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The Atlanta Area Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving 13 counties in northern Georgia. The counties are Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, and Rockdale.[1]


Atlanta Area Council office

The council is divided into districts:

  • Button Gwinnett District
  • Chattahoochee District
  • Cherokee Pickens District
  • Covered Bridge District
  • Foothills District
  • High Tower Trail District
  • Milton District
  • Mountain Lake District
  • Phoenix District
  • Pickett's Mill District
  • Soapstone Ridge District
  • South Fulton District
  • Southwest Atlanta District
  • Sweetwater District
  • Tara District
  • Three Rivers District
  • Yellow River District


Formerly known as the Atlanta Council from 1915 to 1939, and as the Polaris Council in the 1950s.


  • Bert Adams Scout Reservation
  • Robert W. Woodruff Scout Reservation
  • Camp Allatoona Aquatics Base

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Egwa Tawa Dee Lodge is the Order of the Arrow lodge that serves the Atlanta Area Council. It was chartered in 1938 as Broad-Winged-Hawk #129. Egwa Tawa Dee is translated from "equa tawadi", the Cherokee language for the lodge's totem, the broad-winged hawk to whose literal translation is "big hawk" and for ease of pronunciation it was spelled out as "Egwa Tawa Dee."

The lodge was chartered in 1938 as Broad-Winged-Hawk No. 129 is divided into 16 chapters, as well as Collegiate OA chapters at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at Southern Polytechnic State University. Current chapters include: Achewon Woapalanne, Etowah, Kenesaw, Nagatamen, Lowanne Nimat, Osten Nokose, Phoenix, Silver Comet, Southern Crescent, Tella Qualla Boundary, Thennethlofkee, and Wesadicha. Past chapters include: Awi-uska, Sagahattee, and South Fulton.

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