Central Georgia Council

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Central Georgia Council
Central Georgia Council Patch.jpg
OwnerBoy Scouts of America
HeadquartersMacon, GA.
Location4335 Confederate Way, Macon, Georgia 31217
CountryUnited States
Coordinates32°48′13″N 83°34′25″W / 32.8037°N 83.5735°W / 32.8037; -83.5735 (Central Georgia Council Office)
Founded1921; 98 years ago (1921)[1]
Website
http://www.centralgeorgiacouncil.org
 Scouting portal

The Central Georgia Council is a local council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving 24 counties in central Georgia.[2]

Organization[edit]

The council is divided into three districts[3]:

  • Robert L. Scott District
  • Ocmulgee District
  • Oconee District

Camps[edit]

Camp Benjamin Hawkins[edit]

Camp Benjamin Hawkins is a 550-acre (2.2 km2) Scouting preserve situated near Byron, Georgia.[4] The camp has been in operation since 1927 and has a long history of Scouting traditions. It boasts a solid BSA program which includes: a First Year Camper program (Buckskins), merit badges, C.O.P.E.(Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), BSA Lifeguard, and various other activities. The camp has witnessed a boom in capitol improvements over recent years, including a pedestrian bridge, new camping facilities, and an expanded dining hall.

Order of the Arrow[edit]

The Echeconnee Lodge #358 was chartered in 1947. The Echeconnee Creek is a prominent land feature near the Council's Camp Benjamin Hawkins. Echeconnee is Creek for "Deer Trap Creek".[5]

Arrowmen chose the Deer as their official totem of the lodge. Early patches of the lodge had a deer prominently displayed on them. In 1952, the O.A. national committee asked the BSA to approve a lodge emblem which would fit the right pocket flap of the uniform. Lodge members based the design of their lodge flap on the Creek people who lived in the area until they were forced to leave in the 1800s due to the encroachment of White settlers on their homeland. The border is based on a pottery design used by the Creek Nation, and the mounds in the background are based on those found in the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Georgia.

Echeconnee Lodge Chapters[edit]

The Echeconnee Lodge has three chapters[6]:

  • Ocmulgee
  • Oconee
  • Robert L. Scott


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.centralgeorgiacouncil.org/about-us/31952
  2. ^ "About Us". Central Georgia Council. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.centralgeorgiacouncil.org/about-us/31952
  4. ^ "Benjamin Hawkins". Central Georgia Council. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
  5. ^ Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4.
  6. ^ http://echeconnee.org/about.html

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