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Did you Miss Digital Day Camp?

Did you miss the week of Digital Day Camp? Are you looking for a quick refresher on the bowline with Jack, Sailing Program Mate at the Florida Sea Base? Still…

“Back to Scouting” Update

Scout Service Center Operations in Birmingham and Huntsville.Beginning Monday, May 4th we will reopen the Scout Service Center in Huntsville and Birmingham. We will operate with minimum staff in each office to…

Letter from the Scout Executive

Dear Greater Alabama Council leaders and families:  This is an important update for Greater Alabama Council leaders and families. As we indicated in our previous communications, we will continue to update you as…

BSA Virtual Camp-In

The BSA is organizing a virtual camp-in. Everyone is invited to this event on May 2, day-long digital event featuring fun activities, special guests, and more. For more information, visit…

eMeetings – Commissioners, District, PPC

Talakto District will be following the advice of Greater Alabama Council and Alabama leadership in preserving social distancing. We plan to conduct the following meetings via WebEx. April 30 –…

Camp Card Extension

Camp Cards can be picked up at Roundtable, our Scout Service Centers, from your District Executive, or have the mailed to you.  Contact your District Executive or our office for…

Scouting at Home – Digital Safety

As more and more aspects of Scouting move to virtual and online platforms such as Zoom or Go To Meeting, the BSA offers some reminders and hints to help keep…

Advancement and Camping Requirement Updates

During these unusual times, the BSA has sought ways to ensure that Scouts are able to make progress on rank advancement. To help spread the word, the BSA has published…

Scouting at Home

Are you looking for ways to keep Scouting while you’re at home? We have compiled a resource page for you to keep the adventure going! You’ll be able to find…

Checking In

Good Afternoon,  I hope everyone is safe and in good health!  Its been a tough couple of weeks for all of us with our routines being changed.   I just wanted…

Online Advancement Opportunity!

The Greater Alabama Council is excited to announce the offering of nine online merit badges during the month of April for Scouts to work on from home. The below merit…

COVID19 Update – March 27

Update: Council/District/Unit activities and meetings As communicated earlier we have postponed all district and council activities and have closed our council office and camps. As the number of cases continue to…