Northwest Georgia Council

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Northwest Georgia Council
Owner Boy Scouts of America
Headquarters Rome, Georgia
Country United States
Website
http://www.nwgabsa.org/
 Scouting portal

The Northwest Georgia Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Organization[edit]

The council is divided into three districts:

  • Conasuga District
  • Sequoyah District
  • Coosa District

Camps[edit]

Camp Westin[edit]

Camp Westin is a short-term primitive camping facility of 55 acres located on Lake Allatoona in Bartow County.

Camp Sidney Dew[edit]

Lake Goodyear hosts part of the Aquatics Merit Badge Area during the Summer Camp Program.

Camp Sidney Dew is over 600 acres (2.4 km2), was founded in 1939 and is located in a valley between John's Mountain and Horn Mountain with the Chattahoochee National Forest to the North and John's Creek to the South.[1] Camp Sidney Dew serves as the Boy Scout Camp for the Northwest Georgia Council and provides the council with a place to host events such as summer camp, training events, Order of the Arrow events, etc.

History[edit]

Camp Sidney Dew was founded in 1939 and celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2009.[1] The land for Camp Sidney Dew was donated by a farmer named Sidney Dew.[citation needed] The most recent Ranger, caretaker, of Camp Sidney Dew is Bill Pompie who has been the full-time for almost a decade.[citation needed] The present Camp Commissioner is Ronnie Simmons who has been coming to Camp Sidney Dew for over 60 years.[citation needed] Every summer, Camp Sidney Dew hosts a four week long summer camp program for Boy Scouts across the Southern Region.[citation needed] The most recent Camp Director is Rob Stone and the most recent Program Director is Justin Golden.[citation needed]

Facilities[edit]

The Trading Post a.k.a. the Tom Caldwell Cabin

The Trading Post serves as the camp store, and is also known as the Tom Caldwell Cabin because it was the home to the first Ranger, Tom Caldwell.[citation needed] The Dining Hall seats up to 500 people[citation needed]. Named after Devine Hubbs, the Reception Center is the first building that people see when they pass through the gate into camp; it serves as the headquarters of the Camp Director and Program Director during summer camp and is where troops check in to start their week at summer camp. The Reception Center also serves as one of the main training facilities during year-round camp.

The Council Ring hosts the start and finish of the weekly camp program during summer camp, with a campfire. It was extended in 2007 to prepare for the 2008 SR-6S Conclave that took place at Camp Sidney Dew.[citation needed]

The Council Ring

The Handicraft/Order of the Arrow Lodge are two buildings in one. One half of the building serves as a handicraft area during summer camp program and the other half is the Waguli Lodge 318[2] headquarters. Originally the first camp mess hall, The Handicraft/OA Lodge is one of the oldest buildings on camp.[citation needed]

The Aquatics Building is the host to a commercial pool, used during the summer camp program and available for year-round use for a small fee.[citation needed]

Order of the Arrow[edit]

Waguli Lodge is the Order of the Arrow lodge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Camp Sidney Dew marks 70 years serving Scouts". Rome News Tribune (Rome, Georgia: News Publishing Company). Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ http://nwgabsa.org/prog-arrow.htm

Local councils of the Boy Scouts of America