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Advancement Changes during COVID-19

The BSA has a message to young people concerned that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak will prevent them from completing Eagle Scout rank requirements before their 18th birthday: Don’t worry; we’ve…

A Message from JT Dabbs

A Message from Scout Executive, JT Dabbs. Thanks to our Scouting Family, scouts, volunteers, family members, and donors for all you are doing during this difficult time. Please let us know…

Merit Badge Madness

In the spirit of March and brackets, you have a chance to play “Merit Badge Madness”- a merit badge based bracket competition to find the most epic, most fun, and…

Special Jamboree on the Internet

Special Jamboree on the Internet!School’s been canceled. Restaurants are closed. Libraries are closed. The gym’s closed. Scouts? Still going strong! Join us on April 3-5 for an opportunity to talk…

Stuck at Home? You can still do Scouting.

n times of crisis, Scouts find a way to adapt. We’re hearing from Scouts and leaders across the country who have found creative ways to keep on Scouting even while practicing social distancing (staying…

Board of Review by telecon

The board of review, like most aspects of Scouting, works best in person. But sometimes, for a number of legitimate reasons, that’s not an option. That’s why, as outlined in…

Keep Scouting Going – Remotely

With the concerns of COVID-19 spreading, units are cancelling campouts and in-person meetings, but that doesn’t mean Scouting stops. Bob Trejo, Scoutmaster of Troop 98 of Whitpain Township, Pa., shared…

Whitney M. Young Banquet Rescheduled

Talakto Scouters, The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Banquet Committee met today (via teleconference) and made a decision to select Friday, 29 May 2020, as the rescheduled date for the Whitney M. Young, Jr,…

OA Conclave Postponed

Brothers, As you are aware, the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (a strain of coronavirus) has caused many events to be canceled across our nation. The leadership of SR-9 has been…

Scout Help Needed – IndyCar Race

Mr. Hunter Pickett is looking for Scouts to help with the opening flag ceremony for the Sunday,  April 5th IndyCar race at Barber’s Motorsports Park.   This event requires 40-50 Cubs,…

Olan Sheets – gone home

Clarence Olan Sheets was an amazing man with an amazing life. “Big O”, as he was effectually called,  was born in 1921 in West Virginia. He joined the West Virginia National Guard…

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…