Central Georgia Council
|Central Georgia Council|
|Owner||Boy Scouts of America|
|Location||4335 Confederate Way, Macon, Georgia 31217|
The council is divided into three districts:
- Robert L. Scott District
- Ocmulgee District
- Oconee District
Camp Benjamin Hawkins
Camp Benjamin Hawkins is a 550-acre (2.2 km2) Scouting preserve situated near Byron, Georgia. 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
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
The Echeconnee Lodge has three chapters:
- Robert L. Scott
- "About Us". Central Georgia Council. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- "Benjamin Hawkins". Central Georgia Council. Retrieved July 29, 2014.
- Bright, William (2004). Native American Placenames of the United States. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 140. ISBN 978-0-8061-3598-4.