About Us

The John Ross District serves Scouting units in Northwest Georgia and in parts of Tennessee including the counties of Catoosa, Dade, Grundy, Marion and Walker. John Ross District is located in the Cherokee Area Council.

Our district is named for Chief John Ross, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

John Ross District Roundtable

Roundtable is our district monthly meeting held the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church ( 1733 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 ) to help unit leaders plan and carry out their own program.

Roundtable is a form of supplemental training for volunteers. The objective of roundtable is to give leaders program ideas, information on events and training opportunities, and an opportunity to share experiences and enjoy fun and fellowship with other Scouting leaders. As a result of the roundtable experience, unit leaders will be inspired, motivated, informed, and able to provide a stronger program for their Scouts.

John Ross District Committee Meetings

Our district committee meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month
at 6:30 pm at Fort Oglethorpe United Methodist Church ( 1733 Battlefield Pkwy, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 ). Consisting of chartered organization representatives (CORs) and elected district committee members, the district committee coordinates the functions of the district. All volunteers are welcome to attend.

The purpose of the district is to work through chartered organizations and community groups to organize and support successful units. The end result of effective district support is more and more youth members receiving a better and better program. All districts are responsible for carrying out four standard functions:

  1. The membership function strives for growth through the organization of new Scouting units and through new members and adult volunteers joining existing units and working to retain current members.The finance function sees that the district provides its share of funds to the total council operating budget.
  2. The program function concentrates on helping Scouting units with camp promotion; special activities including community service; training adult volunteers; and youth advancement and recognition.
  3. The unit service function provides direct coaching and consultation by district volunteers for unit adults to help ensure the success of every Scouting unit.