Program Planning for September 2024

Things to Remember This Month:

  • Plan to Advance New Cub Scouts to Bobcat
  • Sign Up for Fall Cub Scout Family Camping Weekends
  • Knowledge is Good: Time for Training
  • Plan Your Unit Popcorn Kick Off

September Council Events

Wood Badge

Fall Course

BSA’s premier leadership training course, providing training on modern leadership skills for all Scout leaders.


BALOO Training

September 14 - 15

Basic adult leadership outdoor orientation for Cub Scout leaders.



University of Scouting

September 21

Over 80 classes for leaders from any Scouting program, all taught by Scouters with experience and 'how to' skills.


Personal Management Merit Badge Day

September 9

Learn how to prepare for life events, budget, and the value of money, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


BASS Work Day

September 14

Earn service hours while maintaining Bert Adams Scout Camp’s beautiful environment!


September Planning Items

September is Training Season

Every Scout deserves a trained leader and every leader deserves the chance to be trained. The Atlanta Area Council offers a wide variety of training courses for all levels of leaders in all Scouting programs. You may attend training at the Council, District, or Unit level and many courses are available online. Join us for University of Scouting where over 60 classes will be offered to help you become a well trained leader.

Youth Protection Training

The Boy Scouts of America places the greatest importance on creating the most secure environment possible for our youth members. To maintain such an environment, the BSA developed numerous procedural and leadership selection policies and provides parents and leaders the online, video, and print resources for the Cub Scout, Scouts BSA and Venturing programs. Youth Protection Training (YPT) is required for all leaders to be registered with the BSA, and must be retaken every two years.

Cub Leader Training

Brand new to Scouting and need a little help getting started? Join us for Cub Scout Leader Training. In this free session you will learn what to expect in Scouting and how to make the most out of the magic of Cub Scouts!

Doing Den Activities – a Guide for Parents and Leaders

Dens are definitely getting organized now, and parents may wonder?  What’s a Den Meeting look like?  How do I help? How do we create some order and structure? Well, see this page for a quick intro to Doing Den Activities (and meetings) and the attachments for a deeper dive into what your den can do!

Bobcat and “First Meeting” Plans

As you get dens organized, we have some great plans that prompt parents to share the lead and succeed. Plus many games. These are great for “getting started” meetings and activities with your Den – and empowering parents. See

Cub Scouting Fun

You’re going to have plenty of opportunity for more detailed Advancement Adventure meetings, but you can ease into your Den and Pack year with fun*simple*easy activities that your parents can do with their Scouts. Then you’ll have more momentum for a full fun year. See

Volunteer for Camping Volunteer Corps

Camping Volunteer Corps is a program for Scouts BSA Troops and Venturing Crews to provide service at Cub Family Camping Weekends throughout the year (like Spring Family Camping and Spooky-Ree). Scouts receive free camping and a patch. Plus, all hours count toward service requirements for ranks and school obligations!

District Events:

Hightower Trail | Fall Camporee

Soapstone Ridge | Fall Camporee, Fish Camp, and Webelos Woods