Category Archives: IMPORTANT

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Help New Scouts Find You

Did you know there is a great way for families to find your unit?  That’s where new Scouts come from.  It’s called BeAScout.org.  Here is the best way to use…

Have you Rechartered yet? NEED TO DO THAT NOW

If you are still working on your recharter packet, PLEASE GET THAT DONE NOW.  Your unit must be properly chartered to allow the youth to earn advancements and to be…

New Boy Scout requirements mandatory Jan. 1, 2017

The updated requirements for Boy Scout ranks are effective January 1, 2017 and are now mandatory for the earning of all ranks. See the article on this in the Bryan…

Modifications to Cub Scout program give den leaders more flexibility

The Cub Scout Adventures program has been modified to help Cubs advance more.  Please read these articles: Description of the changes Questions and Answers from Cub Leaders

Re-Charter Time

    Re-Charter Time!   As your unit prepares for rechartering, please make sure that you turn in new Scout Applications BEFORE turning in your recharter paperwork! More information should…

Recharter Training make-up session – Nov. 3

As a reminder, we will have our recharter training make-up session on Thursday, 3 November, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, , located at 12200 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL…

District Committee and Commissioners – recharter at Nov. DCM

Talakto District Committee Members and Commissioner Staff, Next Thursday, 27 October, we will have our monthly Committee meeting starting at 6:00pm, followed by the Commissioners’ meeting starting ~6:45pm.  During these…

Alabama Burn Ban in effect – NO OUTDOOR FIRES!

TO ALL UNITS WITHIN THE GREATER ALABAMA COUNCIL NO CAMPFIRES! This ban includes all 22 counties in the Greater Alabama Council and applies to all unit campouts and council properties. Governor…

Recharter Training and Packet Pickup – October 6

Unit Leaders, It is that time of the year when we do our annual recharter training and sign out recharter packets. We will do our first training session on Thursday,…

Youth Protection and Electronic Communication

Here is an article about keeping Scouts safe while on-line. Here is a great article on how to communicate with youth with texting or other electronic media while maintaining Youth…

Are you rechartered for 2016? – do it NOW

If your unit has not completed rechartering for 2016, PLEASE get it done As Soon As Possible.  If your unit is not rechartered, it is not registered.  Which means that…

Whitney M. Young Jr. Community Service Award nominations due

The awards recognize outstanding service by an adult individual or by an organization for demonstrated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from rural or low-income…