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Digital Eagle 13 MAY 14
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.STEM COMMITTEE-
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing it to 205-970-0349. It will then be submitted to the Properties Committee and Camp Committee for approval.
Commissioner's CornerDistrict Commissioners:
As we discussed during the Commissioner’s luncheon at the University of Scouting, please make plans to attend the Commissioner’s Conference on at the Cornerstone Church of the Nazarene in Cullman (formerly God’s Refinery Church). The address is 321 3rd Street, Cullman, AL 35055. The meeting will run from .
The agenda will include several topics such as UVTS, Recruiting, as well as new policies that will be implemented during the next year. I would encourage each of you to attend. This conference is also open to all Assistant District and Unit commissioners; however, we need to get a headcount.
Please share this with your Assistant District and Unit Commissioners. Anyone who can join us, please email, email@example.com by 4/29 so that we can plan appropriately.
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 Outdoor Training (OLS)
When: Until 8 pm,
Where: Camp Westmoreland, Florence, Al.
Questions? Contact the Course Director – Patrick Burris, (256) 684-4769, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for flyer and registration information
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 !
Council Pinewood Derby
1st Colin Sullivan Talakto
Tigers 1st Jack White Westmoreland
Wolf 1st Preston Healy 3 Rivers
Bear 1st Sam Housman Vulcan
Webelos 1st Colin Sullivan Talakto