Job Opening: District Executive

Greater Alabama Council is seeking candidates for District Executive positions serving northern and central Alabama, especially Madison County (aka Talakto District). Successful candidates would have a college degree and specialize in sales and development of non-profit organizations. The District Executive … Read More

District Committee and Commissioner Meeting – zoomed

Richard Stone is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Talakto District Commissioners and Committee Meeting Time: Sep 30, 2021 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89899121817?pwd=bkVRbTJ0enJLNmdnWk01V25IbWZVQT09 Meeting ID: 898 9912 1817 Passcode: 192941 One … Read More

Farewell, Curtis Hunt

Friends,  Good Afternoon, I hope everyone is well this afternoon.  If you have not heard I will be leaving the Boy Scouts of America on September 30th, to begin a new adventure.   I have enjoyed my time with the organization … Read More

Service Academy Day – Class of 2026

If you know a potential candidate or a parent whose child might be interested in a U.S. service academy appointment to the Class of 2026, please let them know about the Service Academy Day for all high school students in … Read More

Scout Shop closed on Thursdays

Due to short staffing we will be closing the store on Thursdays until further notice.  If you happen to know anyone who may be interested in working for us please feel free to send them my way.  Thanks, Larry Preston | … Read More

Get the District News Emails – Here’s How

Do you have new leaders or parents that want to receive the district communication emails? Have them send an email to: talakto_communications@yahoo.comThey need to specify which email list they want to be added to:CubTroopCrew/ShipThere is another list that all people requesting … Read More

Guide to Advancement – Updated

The Guide to Advancement Has Been Updated for 2021 and Is Now Available The 2021 Guide to Advancement, the official source for administering advancement in all BSA programs, is now available.  READ MORE

BSA Computer Outage Planned

Beginning July 8 and running until July 12th, the BSA will be experiencing a nation-wide, system-wide outage during a data center migration. This outage will impact all BSA systems and products (except for email services). During this time, access to … Read More

Accepting Nominations for Silver Beaver

Now Accepting Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award  The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor that a Council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter. This award recognizes continuous service to youth over a sustained tenure in the Boy Scouts … Read More

BSA Registration Fees increasing

The Boy Scouts of America has worked to keep the annual membership fee as low as possible, but with rising operating costs, the fee will be increased to maintain the program. Starting Aug. 1, the membership fee for Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, … Read More

Updates from Coosa Lodge

Updates from Coosa Lodge: The National Order of the Arrow Conference is next summer! Join Arrowmen from around the country as NOAC convenes on the campus of The University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN! More details coming soon, but to … Read More

Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail Program

The Birmingham Civil Rights Heritage Trail speaks to the valor of both common people and to the spiritual leaders who spearheaded the fight against segregation and other forms of racism. The Trail winds through downtown Birmingham, marking significant locations along the … Read More