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Summer Camp Leader’s Guide – ready now

The Greater Alabama Council is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Leader’s Guide for Camp Comer and Camp Sequoyah. Be sure to look at these documents to find…

Summer Camp Registrations – open now

Reservations are open to save a spot for your unit at both Camp Comer and Camp Sequoyah for 2018! Some weeks are starting to fill up, so be sure to…

New Summer Camp Adult Policies

Effective for the 2018 BSA summer camp season, any adult accompanying a Boy Scout troop to a resident camp or other Scouting activity lasting 72 hours or more must be…

2018 Scout Cards are here

The 2018 Scout Cards are Here! The Scout Cards have arrived and are available in both the Birmingham and Huntsville Scout Service Centers. The cards will also be available during…

Award of Merit – Congratulations

At the annual Talakto District awards and recognition banquet, held on January 27, 2017 at Holy Spirit Church, four very deserving Scouters were awarded the Award of Merit.  The recipients…

The Value of Unplugging

I recently saw a study that looked into the technology habits of children, and some of the results really got me thinking about the benefits of the Cub Scouts experience….

Florida Sea Base Lottery Open – closes soon

The 2019 Sea Base Lottery registration opens at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, and closes at 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. To access the…

Merit Badge University 2018

Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity will be hosting Merit Badge University 2018 (MBU) on the campus of Auburn University this coming March 2rd – March 4th. The scouts will…

District Awards for Banquet (and tickets)

Talakto Unit Leaders,   This is the last call for any individual leader awards, as well as unit awards (Summertime Pack, National Outdoor Challenge, or Journey to Excellence).  If I…

Scouting For Food – report your totals SOON

In preparation for awards season, please report your Scouting for Food totals to Dianna Odell.  She needs this information NOW. Contact: Dianna O’Dell talakto_communications@yahoo.com

Scoutbook Lite to Replace Internet Advancement in 2018

BSA’s official web app, Scoutbook, is gearing up to roll out a new solution in mid-2018 that will leverage core components of the Scoutbook platform to make Internet Advancement tracking…

How the Scout Slogan Comes to Life…

How the Scouts’ Slogan Comes to Life in New Podcast By Brad Shaw, Eagle Scout & former Home Depot VP of Corporate Communications: The lessons I learned in the Scouts set…