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
Founded 1916; 101 years ago (1916)
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]


Headquarters of the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America

The council is divided into districts:

  • Appalachian Trail District
  • Button Gwinnett District
  • Foothills District
  • Hightower Trail District
  • Indian Springs District
  • Northern Ridge District
  • Phoenix District
  • Picketts Mill District
  • Silver Comet District
  • Soapstone Ridge District
  • Southwest Atlanta District
  • Southern Crescent District
  • Yellow River District


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


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, Kennesaw, 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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