2017 Vigil Honor Recipients

2017 Vigil Honor Recipients Congratulations to our new Vigil Honor recipients! John Bateman Michael Fuell Jordan Gandy Jack L. Dalton M. Tyler Senn Braden Taylor Trey Tews Jonathon Tindall Mrs….

Final Countdown to Fall Fellowship

Fall Fellowship is this weekend, November 3-5, at Camp Comer. There will be a DJ Friday night, football all day Saturday, and even the climbing tower and shooting sports ranges…

Award of Merit nominations due – who is deserving?

Talakto District Scouters,   I have been asking for nominations for the 2017 Talakto District Award of Merit since August and to date, I have not received any nominations.  We…

Eagle Palm requirement changes

All current Boy Scouts — even those who completed their Eagle Scout board of review before Aug. 1, 2017 — are now entitled to receive Eagle Palms for merit badges…

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…

Scouting For Food – help wanted

I need help accepting/weighing/recording any food dropped off at the Salvation Army Store on November 4th. I just found out that I have a training class for work Nov 2-4…

More information on BSA for Girls

Dear Scouting Leaders, Friends, and Supporters,  Thanks to so many of you who have shared with us your thoughts about the BSA’s new programs for girls.  I wanted to take…

Training Opportunities in the next months

Training is happening throughout the Greater Alabama Council. It is our goal to make sure that all our Scouts have trained adult leaders. This email will help our adults find…

Birmingham Veteran’s Day Parade

Saturday, November 11, 2017 The Birmingham Veterans Day Parade is a great opportunity to create life-long memories for all Scouts by demonstrating our patriotism and love for flag and country…

BSA Expands Programs to Welcome Girls

To the Greater Alabama Scouting Family, The BSA’s national board of directors has unanimously approved welcoming girls into our Cub Scout program and delivering a Scouting program for older girls that will enable…

Jedi Academy – now for Webelos and Venturers too

2017 JEDI ACADEMY November 17-19 2017 – Camp Comer Attention Scouts:  Are you ready to begin your training on the path to becoming a Jedi Knight? The Greater Alabama Council is…

Jamboree on the Air

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams…