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Looking for an Eagle Project – check this out

I have a pair of planned projects that would be amenable to serving Eagle Scut projects.   I am a volunteer at the Heritage Methodist Church in Madison, as well…

The 2018 Scout Cards are back

The error in our 2018  Scout Cards has been corrected and the new cards are available in both the Birmingham and Huntsville Scout Service Centers. The cards will also be…

How to deduct Scouting Expenses at Tax Time

When Baden-Powell said “Be Prepared,” I’m pretty sure he wasn’t talking about income tax returns. But still, there’s no better advice than that two-word phrase during tax time. Scouters who…

Kenny Cunningham

We are deeply saddened to share with you that our dear friend and colleague and professional Scouter, Kenny Cunningham, passed away on Saturday, February 3rd.  Please keep Kenny’s wife Helen…

Catholic Scouting Chairman appointed

  Catholic Scouting Chairman   Bishop Robert Baker has appointed Mr. David Schwaiger of Sacred Heart Church, Cullman as Chairman of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting. In his new…

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…