Soapstone Ridge District

Serving Southern DeKalb County Scouts of the Atlanta Area Council

District Key 4

Position Name Contact
District Chair George Jones
District Vice-Chair Saj Page
District Commissioner Paul Winget
District Executive Arnold Andrade
Cell: 404-747-5687
District Executive Zach Fisher
Cell: 404-245-1054


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 District Key 4

Our District Key 4 holds a closed meeting at least once a month.

The District Key 4 consists of the District Chair (oversees the district committee), District Commissioner (oversees the commissioner staff and roundtable staff), and the District Director/ Executives. They meet as often as necessary to ensure proper coordination of the work of the district. The district’s purpose is to support units to ensure that our youth members get the best possible Scouting experience in the safest possible environment. The best way to ensure this is to make sure that all units achieve Journey to Excellence goals, and that the district achieves Journey to Excellence goals.

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 Commissioner

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  • Recruit Commissioners so that all Scouting Units in the District receive regular, helpful service including:
  • Assistant District Commissioners
  • Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
  • Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner
  • Venturing Roundtable Commissioner
  • Unit Commissioners – enough to serve no more than three Units each
  • Train members of the Commissioner Staff
    • Provide Commissioner Basic training
    • Conduct orientation/personal coaching
    • Guide Commissioners toward Arrowhead Honor and Scouter’s Key
    • Promote continuing education for Commissioners
  • Supervise and motivate UC’s to visit each Unit regularly, identify Unit needs, and make plans to meet Unit needs
  • Administer the annual Commissioner service plan, which gives specific purposes for Commissioner contact with Units at designated times of the year
  • Oversee the Unit charter renewal plan so that each Unit reregisters on time with optimum membership
  • Guide Roundtable Commissioners to ensure that monthly Roundtables are well-attended, and provide practical and exciting Unit program ideas
  • Plan and preside at monthly meetings of the District Commissioner Staff
  • Work with the District Chair and DE to stimulate and coordinate the work of the District
  • Help meet the District goals
  • Represent the District as a member of the Council Commissioner Cabinet
  • Support local and national Scouting policy, procedures, and practices
  • Attend District Committee meetings to report on conditions of Units and to secure specialized help for Units

District Executive

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The Council Professional assigned to the District.The District Executive is your special Scouting friend and counselor, the full-time Scouting professional in the District. He or she is employed by the Council and reports to the Council Scout Executive. The District Executive is the only Scouter in the District other than Commissioners who wears the wreath of service in their badge of office. You can expect your District Executive to:

  • Provide professional coaching
  • Propose unit service plans for your consideration
  • Give inspiration and encouragement
  • Maintain regular contact with the heads of your chartered organizations
  • Provide vital behind-the-scenes administrative skills
  • Work with and support volunteers