Meet Our Camp Leadership

The Atlanta Area Council takes great pride in our camping properties.  We are pleased to host your unit for summer camp or just a memorable weekend campout.  If there is ever anything we can do to help make your Scouting experience better at Bert Adams Scout Camp or Woodruff Scout Reservation, please do not hesitate to contact us!

 

Bion Jones

Director of Camping Services

Woodruff Summer Camp

770-956-3175 (o)

404-202-4614 (c)

           

George Snipes

Program Director

Bert Adams Summer Camp

770-956-5999 (o)

404-545-2525 (c)

In 2003, Bion Jones joined the Atlanta Area Council as a professional scouter after serving 24 years as a volunteer and retiring from Xerox Corporation after 24 years. As a volunteer, Bion served in a variety of Unit, District, Council and National positions, receiving the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver and Silver Antelope Awards. He is a recipient of the OA Founders Award and served 3 times as a Wood Badge Course Director.

Bion currently serves as Director of Camping with responsibilities including the operational management of our three Scout Camps. He provides leadership to the Woodruff Summer Camp Program as well as staff advisor to Allatoona Aquatics, the Order of the Arrow and many other assignments.

Bion served 9 years in the US Navy during which he graduated from the University of the Philippines – Diliman. Bion and his late wife Mary, have one child, April and two granddaughters.

   

George Snipes joined the Atlanta Area Council in June 2010 as District Executive serving the Soapstone Ridge District and was promoted to the Tara District in February 2011. In August 2012, George was promoted to Senior District Executive serving the Button Gwinnett District. George has served as the staff leader for NYLT and the Venturing Committee, as well as serving as the Camp Director at Woodruff Scout Reservation during the 2014 summer camp season.

George and his wife, Alyson, attended the BSA National Annual Meeting in May 2012 where George was recognized by the National President’s Recognition Program as one of the top 32 youth-serving executives across America.

George is a graduate of the Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia.  His is an Eagle Scout and a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.  George has attended the OA National Leadership Seminar and served as OA Lodge Chief.  As a youth, George served as the Assistant Program Director at the 2007 summer camp at Woodruff. As a youth George served on both Bert Adams and Woodruff Camp Staff a combined 5 years.

     

 

Jason Baldridge

Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Director

770-989-2898 (o)

        

Tom Wilson

Director of Support Services

770-956-3174 (o)

Jason Baldridge joined the Atlanta Area Council in June, 2014 as the nation's first Safe Scouting Director. He began his Scouting career in June 2004 as a District Executive in the Pony Express Council, St. Joseph, Missouri.  In June 2009, he was promoted to Program and Camping Director for the Dan Beard Council in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Active in Scouting as a youth, Jason earned his Eagle Scout rank and is a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow.  

Jason is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture with a major in Park Management and Conservation.  Jason and his wife Victoria have two young children, Aaron and Abby.

As Safe Scouting and Youth Protection Director, Jason assures compliance with BSA Membership Standards, Youth Protection policies and Safe Scouting Practices.  Jason serves as the professional partner to the Youth Protection Committee, Health and Safety Committee, and the Training Committee.

    

 

 

Tom Wilson began Scouting career in 1984 as a District Executive in the Dekalb District. In 1986 he served as Business Manager at the Bert Adams Scout Reservation and was promoted to serve as the North Fulton District Executive. Tom served as Director of the Woodruff Scout Reservation in 1989 and 1993. He was promoted to Cobb District Director in 1991 and served there until 1993. Tom was promoted to Field Director in 1993 and then to Director of Support Service in 1998.

Tom grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. He and his wife Lisa have a grown daughter, Emily. Tom is a member of Rotary Club of Marietta and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

As Director of Support Services, Tom oversees all properties of the Atlanta Area Council, youth protection, camping operations, and support staff services.

 

         

ATLANTA AREA COUNCIL
BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.989.8820

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 6:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 1:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)

ATLANTA SCOUT SHOP

1800 Circle 75 Parkway SE
Atlanta, GA 30339

phone: 770.988.9912

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 7:00pm (M-F) 
9:00am - 5:00pm (Sat.)
Closed (Sun.)