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…

Camporee – Oct. 2-4

I hope everyone is surviving the lock down and well.  After numerous conversations, the Camping Committee has decide that we must postpone the camporee to a later date.  The new…

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…

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…

First Responder Weekend

This September the Greater Alabama Council will host a First Responder Weekend for Scouts, BSA Troops and members. Themed upon Fire, EMS, and Law Enforcement, Scouts will have an opportunity…

Cub Family Camp

Calling All Cub Families!The Greater Alabama Council is pleased to introduce Cub Family Camp a new event geared to the whole family! Mark your calendars for July 23-26 at Comer…

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…

Wood Badge Postponed

District Leaders, Jimmy Sneddon, the course director for the upcoming Wood Badge course, has asked me to send the following excerpt to you.  It is unfortunate, but given the current…