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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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Sweetwater Scouts BSA Troops

Friday through Sunday, December 11th-13th, 2020.

Yule Log is an annual food drive combined with camping, Scout skill events, Yule Log hunt, and a special seasonal campfire. Yule Log is for all Sweetwater & Apalachee Scout Troops, Crews, & Posts. Camp the entire weekend or just come for the field events on Saturday.

Where:  Scoutland, on beautiful Lake Lanier, 3685 Looper Lake Road, Gainesville, GA.

How Much: $5 per person + a gift card per unit, and canned good donations to local food co-ops. All paid attendees will receive lunch & event patch. 

Registration Link: https://www.nega-bsa.org/yulelogreg


Sweetwater Fall Family Camping

October 30- November 1

  • Join us for a weekend of Halloween themed crafts and events.
  • Costume Contest
  • Campsite Decorating Contest
  • Pumpkin Decorating Contest (bring your own pumpkin to decorate)
  • Tent-or-Treating (each campsite should bring candy for 250 children)
  • Haunted Trail and Seasonal Campfire
  • BB's and Archery

Cost: $25 per family. Sign up now at: Fall Family Camping 

Camp check-in will take place between 6pm and 9pm on Friday, with a Cracker Barrel and Leader Meeting at 10pm. Families with health concerns are encouraged to attend virtually by camping at their home and joining in the fun on Facebook Live @SWScouts

Scouts BSA: Fall Camporee- Back to Nature

November 6-8 at Scoutland

Explore nature themed Merit Badges, Plant and Animal ID, BSA Distinguished Conservation Service Award (Formerly Hornaday Award), and more.

Campsite judging (including pioneering projects)

Dutch Oven cooking- Golden Spatula Award contest

More Merit Badges may be available through the Chattahoochee Merit Badge Clinic- more details coming soon.

Register Here: Back to Nature Fall Camporee


Plan to buy your Pinewood Derby Cars NOW! 

The Council is having a Pinewood Derby Car Sale!  For 2 days Only $ave $50 off a case!

Lawrenceville Service Center, Program Office

203 Swanson Drive, Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770/962-2105

10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2020


 Jefferson Scout Shop

148 Boy Scout Trail, Pendergrass, GA 30567 Phone: 706/693-2446

10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020.


Restarting Scouting in the Sweetwater District

The Northeast Georgia Council cares about you and your safety, and we are confident that scouters and scout parents can find ways to engage our youth in a program that fulfills the mission of Scouting.

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

We will be posting information, resources, advice and ideas to help unit leaders make the best choices for restarting Scouting this year. Please check back here for more information regularly.


Please go to the NEGA Council Coronavirus page for local guidance and recommendations on events and activities.

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BSA Guide to restarting Scouting. (S.A.F.E Checklist)

Cub Scout Pack and Den meeting options/ ideas

Tips for Hosting in-person Den meetings

BSA National guidelines UPDATED- Including ADVANCEMENT

Cub Scout Adventures Video Resources


Sweetwater Popcorn Sale Information

Everything you need is located on the NEGA Council Popcorn Sale page.

To help you further, we have provided a copy of the Sweetwater Popcorn Kickoff video online, in case you missed the meeting. In addition here are some quick links to information you may need to refer to quickly:

Popcorn Kernel Guidebook (updated 9/4/2020)

Sweetwater Popcorn Kernel: Allison Chamblee (click to email)


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


Did you miss Program Preview or a recent Roundtable?

Go to our Commissioners and Roundtable page for videos.


All 2020-2021 district event flyers have been posted on our "Forms and Flyers" page, and all district events are now posted on the district calendar with links to flyers, contacts, registration and event details.