Soapstone Ridge District

Serving Southern DeKalb County Scouts of the Atlanta Area Council

District Committee

Position Name Contact
District Chair George Jones
District Vice-Chair Saj Page
District Vice-Chair Open Position
Finance Chair Racine Rikard
FOS/Fund Development Chair Open Position
Membership Chair Open Position
Program Chair Audrey Bagby
Training Chair Valerie McCray
Boy Scout Program Training Chair Open Position
Cub Scout Program Training Chair Open Position
Venturing Program Training Chair Valerie McCray
Activities & Civic Service Chair Kenneth Doyle
Pinewood Derby Chair Kenneth Doyle
Cub Family Campout Chair Open Position
Scouting for Food Chair Open Position
Fall District Service Day Chair Open Position
Spring District Service Day Chair Open Position
Deliver the Promise – District Open Shoot Chair Valerie McCray
Fall Merit Badge Academy Chancellor Audrey Bagby
Spring Merit Badge Academy Chancellor Audrey Bagby
Bike Rodeo Chair Ronriquez Thomas
Advancement & Recognitions Chair Allison Grant
District Banquet Chair Stephanie Carney
District Eagle Board of Review Chair Apryl Harris
Webelos to Boy Scout Transition Chair Open Position
Cub Scout Advancement Chair Jermaine Wiley
Camping & Outdoor Promotions Chair Open Position
Order of the Arrow Advisor Greg Cowan
Health & Safety Chair Austin Johnson
Fall Camporee Chair Ron Vaughn
Spring Camporee Chair George Jones
Webelos Woods Chair Latonia Copeland
Cub Scout Day Camp Director Alexander Robbins II
District Shooting Sports Chair Open Position
Marketing & Communications Chair Open Position
Webmaster Open Position

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Volunteers Needed

If you or anyone you know is interested in volunteering for our District Committee please contact our District Chair or District Executive about information on our open positions.

About The Committee

Our District Committee meets once a month. For the next meeting see our event calendar

Members of the district committee are volunteers. The district trains adult volunteers, provides district programs for units such as camporees, and Scouting shows, assists in the formation of new units, and helps coordinate the annual giving campaign.

District Committee leadership includes the District Chair, one or more Vice-Chairs, and chairs for the Membership Committee, Finance Committee, and Program function. The Program function includes tasks to be performed related to Training, Advancement/Recognition, Camping/Outdoor Promotion, and Activities/Civic Service. The District Chair also appoints special and ad hoc committees. The District Commissioner provides communication with the Commissioner Staff and the condition of all Scout Units.

District Chair

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  • Identify and recruit operating committee chairs
  • Initiate plans and help committee chairs recruit their committee members
  • Plan, with the DE, and preside over District Committee meetings
  • Work with the District Commissioner and DE to stimulate and coordinate the work of the district.
  • With the DE, ensure the completion of district goals
  • Represent the District on the Council Executive Board, once elected
  • Recognize individuals, committees, and chartered organizations for their accomplishments
  • Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices
  • Help secure support for Scouting from top community leaders throughout the District
  • Track and attain goals for District’s achievement items
  • Annually appoint a District Nominating Committee to select nominees for District Officers and Members at large

District Vice-Chair

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  • Responsible to the District Chair
  • Recruit the Activities, Advancement & Recognition, Camp Promotion, Civic Service, Outdoor, and Training Committee Chairs
  • Ensure District operating committee chairs and committee members are trained to carry out the functions of the District
  • Help District operating committee chairs recruit members of their committees
  • Plan (with the DE) the District’s annual program planning conference and program review meeting
  • Coordinate with operating committee chairs the District’s annual program calendar
  • In cooperation with the DE, set goals for the District program committees, track their progress, and ensure the completion of those goals
  • Recognize individuals and committees for their Scouting accomplishments
  • Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices
  • Encourage the District’s role to attain public support of Scouting

Finance Chair

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  • Responsible to the District Chair
  • Ensure implementation of Council finance policies
  • Serve as member of Council Finance Committee if so stated in Council bylaws
  • Recruit and train Finance Committee on tasks provided by Council Finance Committee
  • Ensure the acquisition of funds for the Council budget
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with the United Way
  • Implement the Friends of Scouting (FOS) Campaign
  • Develop prospects and retain the interests of contributors
  • Support the Council Popcorn Program and other “project selling” programs
  • Support the Council Endowment development
  • Inform Units of Unit Finance Policy
  • Review Units’ funding project applications
  • Achieve District share of Council finance campaigns
  • Support District activities that involve income and expenses, assuring proper policy and control

Membership Chair

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  • Responsible to the District Vice-Chair
  • Maintain open communications with the Council Membership/Relationships Chair
  • Establish year-round plan and objectives for Unit and membership growth
  • Track and attain membership growth objectives
  • Recruit and train new-Unit organizers
  • Work with District Commissioner and District Training team to provide new Units with training
  • Plan and conduct youth and chartered organization surveys
  • Cultivate relationships with potential chartered organizations and community groups
  • Organize new Packs, Troops, Crews, Teams, and Posts
  • Analyze District level membership figures for all programs
  • Be sure a new Unit is under the care of a Commissioner before the organizer leaves
  • Conduct membership events in the District:
    • Roundup plans
    • Together plan
    • Relationships conference
  • Track and attain membership growth objectives

Program Chair

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  • Report to District chair.
  • Recruit enough of the right people as Training, Activities & Civic Service, Advancement & Recognitions, and Camping  & Outdoor Promotions chairmen.
  • Ensure that district operating committee chairmen and committee members are trained to carry out the functions of the district.
  • Help district operating committee chairmen recruit an adequate number of members to carry out the program functions of the district.
  • Plan (with the district executive) the district ’s annual program planning conference and program preview meeting

Training Chair

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  • Reports to the Program Chair
  • Establish District training objectives to train leaders, not just run training courses
  • Participate in Council Training Committee meetings dealing with training policies, program, and procedures
  • Recruit and orient Training Committee members and Course Instructors
  • Prepare an inventory of all leaders who need training
  • Plan, schedule, and coordinate an annual District training program based on training inventory
  • Evaluate and report on training progress
  • Maintain Unit and District training records
  • Offer training opportunities to every Unit leader
  • Promote attendance at all training courses
  • Give special assistance to untrained Unit leaders
  • Give special attention to training new Units and new leaders in existing Units
  • Approve applications for District training recognitions
  • Support Wood Badge and Den Chief training and specialized training such as Pow Wow
  • Track and attain training objectives
  • Implement Council training program
  • Support local and national Scouting policies, procedures, and practices

Activities & Civic Service Chair

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  • Reports to the Program Chair
  • Develop and implement a plan for activities in the District
  • Ensure activities remain in accordance with National policy
  • Recruit and orient District Activities Committee
  • Support and strengthen Units by ensuring visability and balance of District activities
  • Promote and conduct displays and skill events:
    • Booth shows
    • Camporees
    • First aid contests
    • Swim meets
    • Window displays
    • Shopping mall shows
  • Plan, promote, and conduct special Scouting Anniversary Week activities
  • Coordinate activities at the District annual meeting and Scouters’ recognition dinner
  • Implement Council activities
  • Conduct an annual poll of Unit leaders to determine Unit needs and wishes for District activities

Advancement & Recognitions Chair

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  • Reports to the Program Chair
  • Stimulate advancement and recognition of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Crews, Teams, and Posts
  • Ensure advancement and recognition remain in accordance with National Council’s requirements and procedures
  • Recruit and orient District Advancement Committee
  • Establish advancement goals for District’s Units
  • Develop a plan to achieve District advancement goals, and track goal attainment
  • Assist Packs, Troops, Teams, and Crews: evaluate progress as required
  • Provide the Council with recommendations of youth and adults qualifying for special recognition
  • Coach Troop leaders in methods for conducting Boards of Review and Courts of Honor
  • Give special assistance to Units with poor advancement progress
  • Recruit and train an adequate group of Merit Badge Counselors for the District
  • Produce and maintain a Merit Badge Counselor Directory
  • Recommend Unit and District Scouters for special District and Council recognition (Meritorious, Silver Beaver, etc)
  • Implement Council advancement and recognition program
  • Review and approve Eagle Scout service project plans
  • Participate in or conduct Eagle Scout Boards of Review

Camping & Outdoor Promotions Chair

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  • Reports to the Program Chair
  • Develop annual schedule of projects and events; including Camporees, Klondike, etc
  • Recruit and orient District Outdoor Committee
  • Implement the Council outdoor promotion plan
  • Assist Unit committees in understanding and implementing their outdoor program
  • Assist Council Committee with outdoor program facilities
  • Give guidance on health and safety concerns
  • Track and attain outdoor objectives
  • Understand each Unit’s outdoor record
  • Work with Commissioners to help Units plan a year-round schedule of outdoor program events


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  • Reports to the District Chair
  • Works with the Key 3, committee chairs and members to ensure website information is thorough and updated
  • Maintains the District website