Area 9

Area 9 covers western Georgia and northern Alabama.

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Area 9’s councils include: Atlanta Area, Black Warrior, Central Georgia, Chattahoochee, Flint River, Greater Alabama, Northeast Georgia, Northwest Georgia, and Tukabatchee.

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Area 9’s Venturing Leadership

President: Gregory Roos

Hey there! My name is Gregory Roos from crew 328 in Madison Alabama. I have been in scouts since I was 6 in pack 7223 and went on to troop 7223 after earning my arrow of light. While in troop 7223 I earned mu eagle rank and I am currently in crew 328 where I am vice president of program. In the troop, I was Senior Patrol Leader and chaplains aid. I have also gone through and have staffed NYLT, this past NYLT course I was the senior patrol leader. I have also staffed Woodbadge. I was introduced to the venturing program through the troop and restarted the crew. As I got further onto the program I fell more in love with the program and what it does for young men and women. With this in mind, I found out about the VOA and wanted to help introduce more people to the program. by the end of my term, I envision more communication between area and council’s and I also see more opportunities to help the councils in area 9.



Advisor: Harald Hagen

Current BSA Volunteer Activities:

Atlanta Area Council Venturing Chairman and Advisor 2012-Present

Atlanta Area Council Religious Relations Committee 2010- Present

Atlanta Area Council Scout Reach Committee 2010-Present

Advisor Crew 87 2011-Present

2017 AAC Jamboree Leadership (Venturing Associate Advisor)

Chartered Organization Representative Troop 805 and Crew 805 (Northeast Georgia Council)

Eastern Orthodox Committee on Scouting Southern Region Representative


Past BSA Volunteer Activities:

Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 1459

District Membership New Unit Organizer

District Membership Chairman

District Program Chairman

Atlanta Area Council Hispanic Outreach Committee (help with recruiting, membership, and School Night

for Scouting activities)

Wood Badge Staff

2013 AAC Jamboree Leadership (Venturing Associate Advisor)

2012 Scout Reach Philmont Trek Co-Leader. Interviewed, Trained, Prepared, and help lead a group of 9

youth on a Philmont Trek.


Youth and Adult BSA Awards/Miscellaneous:

Arrow of Light

Eagle Scout

Wood Badge Beads participant and staff

New Unit Organizer (8 new units created)

Whitney Young Service Award

Venturing Training Award

District Committee Key

Council Venturing Leadership Award

Powder Horn Training (Participant and Staffer 2x)

Brotherhood Member Order of the Arrow

Spanish Interpreter Strip

BSA Climbing Instructor

Triple Crown Award (Philmont 3 treks, Northern Tier, and Florida Sea Base) BSA involvement as a youth from Bobcat Cub Scout to Eagle Scout. Youth volunteer participation since early 2010. Passionate about Venturing and serving youth. Involved with planning and managing several Council Level camporees including 100 th anniversary of the AAC, Duty to GOD (4x), Venturing Olympics (2x).