Welcome to the Sweetwater District homepage. Sweetwater covers south Gwinnett and Walton counties in northeast Georgia. We are glad you found us!
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Are you a new Scouting leader? Your first steps are to take your Youth Protection Training, then choose a learning path in the BSA Learn Center and spend a little time with the material. It is divided into short, easy segments and allows you to train at your own pace. Once you're done, sign up for outdoor leader training- BALOO for Cub Leaders, or IOLS for Scouts BSA leaders. Sweetwater District schedules one of each class annually but you can always get trained in any district or council. (There are many opportunities locally). The Sweetwater "Adult Leader Resources" page will give you links to get started.
Find a Scout Pack or Troop near you: BeAScout.Scouting.Org
If you are a unit leader- This is how someone finds your Pack or Troop. Having your correct information can make the difference in whether someone contacts you or the unit down the road. The unit pin is the point of contact. When someone is interested in your unit, they read about your program, your meeting times and other pertinent information. Then if they are interested, they click the link to contact you. Is your unit pin up-to-date? Key3 Leadership must make the changes, so if you are a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Committee Chair, or Chartered Org. Rep.- This step by step guide will walk you through the process.
Sweetwater District is now on Instagram. Follow us at swscouts.nega
Sweetwater Advance-A-Rama January 25th at Shiloh High School
Pre-registration is now closed but walk-in registration will be available at the event. There will be no waiting lists. First come-first served. Walk-in registration begins at 8:00 AM.
Here is the link to pay online if you have already registered.
Unit Leaders: Please take note of the venue change this year, as well as other changes resulting from that. Our Sweetwater Advance-A-Rama page will be updated as information becomes available and we will post changes on our Facebook page also. Please LIKE and FOLLOW @SWAdvARama to get updates.
Adult Leader Training January 25th at Advance-A-Rama
Scouts BSA SM/ASM Position Specific Training- 9:00 AM ALL DAY CLASS
New Merit Badge Counselor Orientation- 9:00 AM 1/2 DAY
Troop Committee Challenge- 9:00 AM 1/2 DAY
Path to Eagle Seminar for parents and adult leaders- 9:00 AM 1/2 DAY
There is no pre-registration and no cost for these classes and seminars. Please refer to the Sweetwater AAR schedule for more information.
Cub Scout Winter Lock-In
Parents, did you enjoy your night out in December? Here's another one- February 7-8, 2020
(... and just in time for Valentine's Day!)
Flyer and registration info here: Sweetwater Cub Lockin
Sweetwater Adult Leader Recognition Banquet
February 29th beginning at 6:30 PM Register HERE ($11.00 per person includes dinner)
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 3750 Zoar Church Rd, Snellville, GA 30039
Please nominate deserving leaders for the following awards by January 9th:
Scouter of the Year Awards- Rookie of the Year, Cubmaster of the Year, Scoutmaster of the Year, ScoutsBSA Leader of the Year, Cub Leader of the Year
District Award of Merit- for outstanding service at the Unit or District level
Godsend Award- Nominate those scouters who work in the background, avoiding the spotlight, but who are crucial to the success of your scouting program. (For Packs and Troops.)
Please go to our forms and flyers page for nomination forms or email Ranny Burts, Sweetwater Recognition Chair
Scouts BSA Spring Camporee
Bushcraft/ Woodcraft and Wilderness Survival
Soutland on Lake Lanier- March 13-15, 2020
Registration is online. Click here to register.
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) adult leader training
March 13-15, 2020 at Spring Camporee
Cost: $30 includes food and program materials
You must be registered by March 9th to attend- NO Walk-Ins
SAVE THE DATE: Cub Leader BALOO Training coming April 4th-5th- The flyer is here.