I want to point out that three miles before you get there is yet another best kept secret, so secret it wasn't even mentioned. Just off Ga. Highway 36 on Scout Road is Bert Adams Scout Reservation. This beautiful 1,200-acre property has been serving the Boy Scouts of the Greater Atlanta Council since 1960. Last year 13,000 youth and 10,000 adults camped there. It features a 2,000-seat amphitheater in a picture-perfect lakeside setting, Currently the camp is undergoing a $10.7 million expansion and improvement of facilities.
Next May, the Campout of the Century will take place at Bert Adams. Over 5,000 scouts and 2,000 adults are expected for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America and the 50th anniversary of Bert Adams at this site. For 40 hours it will be the second largest city in Newton County.
I look forward to future articles on our communities and county.