For more than one hundred years, the Boy Scouts of America has provided programs with a mission of preparing young people for adulthood – and to be responsible citizens. Scouting offers exciting programs designed to inspire, build character, and instill the values boys and girls need to succeed today.
The Greater Alabama Council is the local office for the national Boy Scouts organization. Our council is made up of a few dozen paid professional staff members and thousands of volunteer staff members, all tasked with ensuring you have the resources you need to make Scouting fun and successful in your community. We serve 20 Counties in North & Central Alabama, operate 5 camping properties, and have 2 offices.
We partner with schools, PTAs/PTOs, service clubs, religious organizations, local agencies, and more to offer programs in your area for girls and boys ages 6-21 that have been proven to foster and strengthen self-confidence, ethics, respect for others, academic skills, and leadership abilities that stay with them their entire lives.
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
The Boy Scouts of America will prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law.
On my honor I will do my best To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.
A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, reverent.