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Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America
Regions Field Boy Scout Night Open House- Click Here
CAMP JACKSON BIKE PUMP TRACK - Learn more about this new program feature at Camp Jackson. Click here for a Scoutmaster Guide to the Pump Track.
STATE PARKS AND TOUR PLANS - While Tour Plans are not required traveling within the Greater Alabama Council, they are required when visiting an Alabama State Park to qualify for the reduced entry fee. Please have a completed and approved form ready upon arrival. The park may not grant the discounted rate if you do not have the proper paperwork. This is a state park policy, not a BSA or GAC policy.
The STEM / Nova Awards are great opportunities to learn and have fun with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) activities. To see the fun and find new resources, check out the Nova page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/NOVA-Award-BSA/172074796171840. Learn how the Nova Awards program works and how you can be a Counselor at the BSA training web site: http://www.scouting.org/Training/Adult.aspx. Philmont offers a training course for adults interested in how to deliver a quality STEM / Nova program. Philmont also offers a backcountry trek that offers the real Philmont outdoor experience AND explores the STEM aspects of it all. Previous participants absolutely loved the experiences. Check out http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/PTC/ConferencesE.aspx
VOLUNTEER AT CAMP! : Do you love a particular GAC camp? Do you have a special skill or craft or just want to volunteer to help have the best facilities for our youth? The Council's Properties Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on the Camp Volunteer Service Corps that can help work at camps to assist in doing work to assist the Rangers and respective Camp Committees. Tasks range from "just helping" to skilled trades such as plumbing, electrical and masonry. If you are interested in being considered to serve on the Camp Volunteer Service Corps, please complete the attached application and submit it Jeff Brasher at email@example.com or faxing it to 205-970-0349. It will then be submitted to the Properties Committee and Camp Committee for approval.
MEMBERSHIP FEE INCREASE - The National BSA membership fee for youth and adults will increase to $24 per year effective January 1st, 2014. For more information from the Chief Scout Executive, click here.
PRE-PAID SCOUT CARD - A BSA pre-paid Scout card is now available from Discover. Click here for more information.
Sipsey Wilderness Update:
Do you or your unit camp at the Sipsey Wilderness? Then you will want to click here for some information from the USDA and the Bankhead National Forest.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are needed at Camp Sequoyah and for work weekends to help on a variety of projects needed at the camp. These projects range from electrical work to painting to general labor so anyone can help. Volunteers will need to provide their own tents and food but snacks and drinks will be avialble during the days. Come help provide some much needed service at The Land of 1,000 Dreams. Contact Camp Ranger Matt Gardner at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to volunteer or for more information.
Commissioner's Conference: Saturday May 3rd 9am - 1pm
Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Cullman, AL
Watch your email inbox for more details.
Thank you for your service!
Philmont Training Center 2014 Courses:
The Philmont Training Center (PTC) is the only national volunteer training center for the Boy Scouts of America. Since 1950, PTC has provided a unique environment for training volunteer and professional leaders, and a fun family program for every member of the family. Each year, more than 6,000 Scouters and family members attend PTC.
Each conference features the latest tools and techniques, audiovisuals, discussions, idea sharing, and activities led by a faculty of experienced Scouters. All registered Scouters are invited to attend training center courses.
Here are a list of the courses being offered by the Philmont Training Center for summer/fall of 2014. Click here.
If you are interested in attending the Philmont Training Center for 2014 please contact Cindy Perry at firstname.lastname@example.org or Clay Pruitt at email@example.com by to let us know if your interested in attending these incredible courses.
Introducing the 2014 NYLT Courses:
￼Spring Session, Camp Jackson, Scottsboro, AL 35769
￼Summer Session, Camp Westmoreland, Florence, AL 35
Michael Cole, Winter Session Scoutmaster 256-283-4755 (Cell) email:firstname.lastname@example.org
￼￼Nick Liberatore, Spring Session Scoutmaster 256-503-4141 (Cell) email: Nicholas.Liberatore@mda.mil
￼￼Mark Brown, Summer Session Scoutmaster 256-653-6712 (Cell) email: email@example.com
What is NYLT?
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a six-day outdoor training course
for senior youth leaders in the Boy Scouting or the Venturing programs. Three different NYLT
Sessions are being offered by the Greater Alabama Council in 2014: the Winter NYLT Course, the
Spring NYLT Course and the Summer NYLT Course. The Winter Course will be conducted over
two three day weekends, & . The Spring and Summer NYLT Courses will be conducted as a week long course and will be offered on or . NYLT augments the training received from Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops (ILST) or the Introduction to Leadership Skills for Crews (ILSC). NYLT focuses on the skills needed by Senior Patrol Leaders, Patrol Leaders, Presidents and Boatswains. The course is led by a volunteer staff of youth and adults experienced in training youth leaders.
*Please click here for registration form and more information.
BOY SCOUT LEADER TRAINING
Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS) weekend session will be taught at Camp Tekawitha in Springville, AL, This course starts and concluding .. This session involves a great deal of learning in the field, rather than in a class room setting. Emphasis will be on learning practical Scouting skills that will prepare you to lead an outdoor scouting experience for your troop. This weekend has always proven to be fun, exciting, and very important in discovering what the “Scouting Spirit” is all about. The fee for the OLS session is $17.50, which includes all materials for this session.
Registration deadline for this IOLS session is .
Shades Valley Lutheran Church
720 Shades Creek Parkway
BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice, BALOO has something to offer you!
Packs may hold overnight campouts, but at least one adult leading the outing must be BALOO trained. (Guide to Safe Scouting). You do NOT have to be a registered leader to attend… just interested in giving your Cub Scouts a great campout experience. Come learn better ways to prepare for a fun and safe outing that everyone (including YOU) will enjoy! For more information visit http://www.vulcandistrict.com/
Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course
Only six spots left!
WHAT: The Wilderness and Remote First Aid class is a 16 hour course which will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of scouts, scout leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. It will introduce you to caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where you will be challenged to integrate your learning skills. At the end of the course, you’ll have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situation. This course certification is good for 2 years.
WHERE: Brierfield State Park, Brierfield Al
WHEN: CPR/AED: Riverchase United Methodist Church
WFA: Brierfield State Park
Brierfield State Park.
CONTACT INFO: If you have any questions please contact Angie Pettigrew
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Cell phone: 205-999-1085
Click here to download registration form and for more information.
Cub Adventure Weekend!!!
Camp with your family at Camp Comer. We have exciting activities for ALL Cub Scouts, as well as the entire family. Your favorite activities are back and we have added slingshots to the fun, with a Galactic, Space adventure theme. Sign up now so you don’t miss out on the fun! There will be an additional $25.00 late fee if registration is received less than one week prior to session date. Check in time starts Check out is .
The cost is $60.00 per Cub and Partner, $80.00 for 2 Cubs and Partner and additional family members are $25.00 each. (Children 5 and under are free). Deadline is one week from date of each session. Patch for the Cub is included in the fee. For information contact Clay Pruitt at 1-205-970-0251 (x4254) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Handicap accessible campsites are available for any families with special needs. T-shirts will be available by pre-ordering or on site in the Trading Post for an additional fee. $10.00 for YS-AXL and $15.00 for 2X and 3X.
Dinner night is at , Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be served , as well as Breakfast . Campers with special dietary restrictions need to contact the Council Service Center prior to attending for assistance.
Sleeping Accommodations - Camp Comer has two man tents and four man Adirondacks. Due to the number of participants, we cannot reserve campsites and we have to save the Adirondacks for families of 3 or more on a first come first serve basis. We ask that any groups with four use the Adirondacks. There will be room for families that wish to bring their own tents.
Click here to register online
Download a paper copy here.
Cub Adventure Weekend Staff Needed!!
If you would like to serve on staff at Cub Adventure please fill out the attached paper copy here and email to Jenny Hairell email@example.com. We greatly need your help. Thanks for your consideration. Click Here
2014 Webelos Resident Camp
Looking for a GREAT and FUN opportunity for your Webelos this summer? Then click here for info about Webelos Resident Camp. We'll see you at Camp Comer !