Category Archives: IMPORTANT

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Youth Protection Required for Adult Applications

    YPT now Required for Adult Applications   Youth Protection has been required within 30 days of adult membership acceptance. Effective immediately, it is required before acceptance of a…

Recruitment Activities – Keep Inviting Scouts

    Recruitment Efforts Still Continue   While many of our units have already held their School Night For Scouting recruitment events, we continue to focus on getting more youth…

Recharter Training – November Round Table

Talakto Unit Leaders,   As a reminder, we will conduct our make-up recharter training prior to the November Roundtable, starting at 6:00pm.  For those responsible for their unit rechartering who…

Recharter Training – Oct. and Nov. Round Table meetings

Training to help you navigate the BSA’s rechartering process will be held at 6:00pm on Oct. 5 and Nov. 2 before the Round Table meetings at St. Thomas Episcopal Church…

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…