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Give Old Gear a New Home

Do you have gently used Scout uniforms or experienced gear or equipment that you can no longer provide a home for? The Greater Alabama Council wants you to upcycle your…

DeSoto Scout Trail

Looking for an awesome weekend trip? Consider the DeSoto Scout Trail for your next unit activity. This 16 mile trail located on Lookout Mountain takes you through breathtaking views of…

Scouting for Blood

Scouting for Blood community blood drive: April 3rd LifeSouth and The Greater Alabama Council will be working together to raise community awareness of blood shortages in our local hospitals. We…

Roundtable & OA Reminder

Talakto Leaders & OA Members,  As a reminder, we have Roundtable this Thursday, 5 March, at 1st UMC on the corner of Clinton and Greene.  Both Roundtable and the Kaskanampo…

Black History Month and BSA

As February begins, so does Black History Month, and, to celebrate, four members of the African American community, who also happen to be members of the Scouting community, share their…

BSA and Politics – no

The BSA might be the most patriotic organization in the U.S. But we don’t endorse any one political party. You could say that rather than being pro-left or pro-right, the BSA…

Memorial for Linda Jackson

We are sad to report that Linda Jackson, wife of longtime board member Wayne Jackson has passed away.  Please keep Wayne and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Below…

Camp Card Sale

Every Scout should experience the fun and adventure of BSA Summer Camp!Attending Day Camp, Webelos Camp, or Summer Camp is an amazing experience that showcases Scouting at its best! Scouts experience new things, have…

Verdery Roberson Homegoing – Help Wanted

As you may know, Eagle Scout and long time friend of Talakto, Verdery Roberson, was called home on Saturday at the age of 92. Visitation will be held on Friday,…

Passing of Verdery Roberson

I am sad to report that our dear friend and board member Verdery Roberson passed away this weekend. Verdery was a long-time volunteer and board member. As an Eagle Scout he made…

Announcing GAC Philmont Contingent

Beginning with lunch on June 21, 2021, Scouts from the Greater Alabama Council will embark on a trek of a lifetime at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. This 9-day…

Banquet Critter Decorations needed

We’ll be decorating using Woodbadge Critters again this year. If you would like to sign up to decorate a table (or two), please use the link below. Right now the…