Digital Eagle 30 APR 2012 (A)

 

  Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America


 
 
April 30, 2012
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION, MEETINGS AND DATES TO REMEMBER
 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am until 5:00pm
 
Main Phone 205-970-0251 Fax 205-970-0349
 
Northern Area Service Center 256-883-7071 
 
Birmingham Scout Shop 205-967-5954
 
Huntsville Scout Shop 256-880-1488 or 877-880-1488 
 
Scout Shop Hours: M-F: 9-6; SAT: 10-4
 

Camp Card Drawing Winner Week 6 drawing  Michale Coby- Troop 533

 

 

                                                                                                                              

Tired of carrying cash to camp? Grab a GAC Camp Card today!
 
 
 
 
 
 

What's Happening (next four weeks) 
 
 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES- Check out the upcoming training at the Training Calendar   on our website.
 
ON-LINE REGISTRATION  -A new page has been added to the council website for on-line registration.  Check it out!    

 

HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA - This year's High Adventure Extravaganza will be May 4-6 at Comer Scout Reservation.  Planned activities include Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, Paintball target shooting, Climbing/Repelling, Mountain Biking, Geocaching, Canoeing, plus the first ever Camp Comer Clue game and a HAX Carnival.  All Venturers, Explorers and Boy Scouts age 14 and over are welcome to attend.  Registration is now open -- click here for more details

 

OA ORDEAL - May 18-20 at Camp Sequoyah. Go to www.coosa50.org for more information.

 

VENTURING RECOGNITION RECEPTION - Saturday, May 19th. See the Venturing section for more information.

 

 

 
 Events, Activities, and Information 
 
New information in this section is indicated by this font color.
 
 GENERAL SCOUTING
 

 

 Voice of the Scout - In the coming weeks, all Scout volunteers with email addresses in the Scout MyBSA system will receive a email survey for the Voice of the Scout. The Voice of the Scout is an online survey that will directly engage our members, parents, and volunteers to gain feedback on their Scouting experience. 

 

Opinions are anonymous and this information will be used by the Greater Alabama Council to offer better solutions to unit service and program delivery in the council. 

If your email is not on file with your registration or you wish to check and make sure your address is correct, please email Heather Mayfield at hmayfield@1bsa.org with your information.

 

 

Sometime in the next few weeks, you're going to get an email from the BSA's National Office called "Voice of the Scout". This email will contain a link to a short (about 8 questions) survey. 

 

This is not spam. This is the Boy Scouts of America's attempt to ask you what you think.

 

Voice of the Scout is a new survey program that has just one goal: find out what our customers (you) think is right with the Scouting program and what can be improved. If you don't answer the survey, BSA won't know what you want changed.

 

Thanks in advance for sharing your opinion, and for everything you do to support Scouting. If you have any questions about Voice of the Scout, please contact Brent Pritchard at 205-970-0251.

 

Click Here For More Info 

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES - The VFW has three specific contests that can help your Scouts (and other youth) earn money for college. They are The VFW Scout of the Year, The Voice of Democracy and The Patriots Pen Competitions. For more information on these programs, click here!

 

MESSAGE FROM THE SCOUT EXECUTIVE:

Dear Scouters;

As we near the one year anniversary of the devastating tornadoes that hit our state, I encourage you and your unit to take advantage of the SAF-T-Net program.  This program was donated to the state of Alabama by Bob Baron, President of Baron Services, who is also a board member of our Council.    I encourage you and the families you serve to sign up for this free program.  It has and will continue to save lives and might save the life of one of the families in your unit.

 

Sincerely,  

J.T.Dabbs, III

Scout Executive

 

Click here for more information.        To register for the program, click here.

 

BE IN THE MOVIES - Extras are needed for the movie "42-The Jackie Robinson Story" being filmed at Rickwood.  Click here for more information.

 

 

SCOUT SHOP NEWS -  Special for week of 4/2712 – 5/3/12 spend $100.00 and get a $20.00 Gift Card.  See sales associate for any exclusions.            

The Birmingham Scout Shop and Huntsville Scout Shop will be having a Getting Ready for Camp Event Saturday, May, 19, 2012.  This will help get new Scouts ready for camp or any of the boys that would like more information going to the Boy Scout Camps.  Check with you local Scout Shop for the events planned.  If you would be able to volunteer to help with an activity on May 19, 2012, please contact your local Scout Shop.

 

 

 

JOIN OUR SCOUTING RESEARCH PANELS - Would you like to become part of our Scouting research panel? By signing up, you agree to receive surveys via e-mail on a variety of topics related to your Scouting experience, the Scouting program, or other areas of interest to Scouting. Your information will only be used for research purposes by the national office of the Boy Scouts of America. Your identity in all surveys is kept confidential and results of the surveys are only reported as a group; no individual responses will be identified. We will not send you more than four surveys a year.

(Please have your membership card available.)

To sign up for a panel: Boy Scout and Venturing youth (14 years old and older) click here

Parents of Cub Scouts: click here

Registered volunteers: 

click here

 

 

Check out our new hours at the Scout Shops.  We are staying open until 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and until 4:00pm on Saturdays.

 

WOOD BADGE 2012 - Greater Alabama Council will conduct one more Wood Badge course this year.  The course will be on Saturday/Sunday/Monday September 15-17 at Camp Comer, and October 13-15 at Camp Westmoreland. Click here for information/registration flyer 
 
HUNTSVILLE STARS SLEEPOVER - Saturday, May 5th starting at 6:43 p.m. with Gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Sleepover package is $12 and Game Ticket Only Package is $7. Scouts will participate in between inning activities and for those who sleepover will sleep out on the field have post game activities, breakfast will be provided as well as a Huntsville Star patch. Please call Sydney Marcelain (256-882-2562) at the Huntsville Stars for more information. Click Here
 

GOOD TURN FOR AMERICA  - For a youth member in the Greater Alabama Council to earn the Good Turn for America Award a Cub Scout must complete a service project of at least two hours and a Boy Scout or Venturer a service project of at least five hours.  Hours do not have to be consecutive.  To log the hours go to www.goodturnforamerica.org.

 

 

CHIEF ZACK CROSS -  Zach Cross was an ordinary man from Bessemer, Alabama who served as a rising tide in the lives of men all over Alabama, the United States, and in distant countries. Chief trained boys who eventually became leaders in numerous professions. Now get your copy of Chief, a biography of Zack Cross. Copies of the book can be purchased at The Greater Alabama Council or through mail. Cost is $19 (+ $3 shipping & handling if mailed). Click here for more details and order form. 

 

CAMP USE PERMITS -  Camp Use Permits are used to notify the council and the camp ranger staff of your unit/group's intent to use camp property, and any special requirements you may have.  They should be submitted at least two weeks prior to arrival at camp to allow the ranger staff sufficient time to schedule necessary maintenance, arrange program items and respond to any specific requests.  One form (Click Here for sample forms) is for Camps Comer, Sequoyah, Jackson and Westmoreland;  a separate form is used for Camp Jack Wright to meet the requirements of Tannehill State Park.

 

 

New Section for highlighting our hard working Scouts! If you or a Scout you know made news let us know! 

 

 

JOHN F. FLOYD: Scouting molds future leaders' lives

 

Pleasant Grove monument for tornado victims dedicated- Avery Gallups Eagle Scout Project

 

Davis Faulkner of troop 2 learned today from the State of Alabama VFW Adjutant that he was named the 2012 State of Alabama Eagle Scout of the Year.  He will now represent Alabama in the National competition. He was nominated by the George Meredith Post at Ft. McClellan. He was fortunate to earn a like award from the Alabama State Chapter of the Son’s of the American Revolution in 2008. Congratulations Davis!  

 

 


 

CUB SCOUTS
 

BALOO TRAINING FOR CUB SCOUT LEADERS - BALOO will be held at Camp Comer June 1-2.  Having at least one BALOO trained leader is a requirement for units taking Cub Scouts camping this summer!  Join this fun Friday afternoon/Sat a.m. course!  (Space is limited--pre-register soon!).  CLICK HERE for more information and a registration form.

 
Cub Scout Day Camp 2012 Promotional Video Released: Click Here
 
 CUB SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING - Saturday, May 12th at Camp Jack Wright.  Click here for more information.
 
2012 PINEWOOD DERBY -- Click here for official rules. 
 
GREAT TRIP IDEA! -- Looking for a great trip for your Cubs? Check out Jones Valley Urban Farm. http://www.jvuf.org/          Click here for info on the "Seed to plate program"

 

 

 

 

  BOY SCOUTS

PHILMONT 2013 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Council Contingent to Philmont.  Click Here for more information.

SUMMER CAMP 2012The 2012 Leader's Guides are posted on the website.  REMINDER:  Weeks 1, 2, and 3 at Camp Sequoyah and Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Camp Comer are filled to capacity.  If your troop has not yet signed up, click here for a reservation form.    On-Line class registration is  now open.  If your troop has not received login information, please contact the Scout office at 205-970-0251. A Users Guide  is available to  help with registration and class selection.

SUMMER CAMP STAFF :  Comer Scout Reservation is in need of a health officer for the summer.  If you are a currently certified health care professional (EMT, LPN, RN, MD) 21 years of age or over and would like a rewarding summer working with Scouts, please contact Vince Lambert at vlambert@1bsa.org.

 
OLS COURSE OPPORTUNITIES:
An Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course will be conducted at Camp Comer the first weekend of June.  Click here for more information.
 
An Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course will be conducted at Camp Westmoreland May 11-12.  Click here for more information.
 
NYLT 2012 - Two sessions of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) will be offered this summer.   Give your troop's youth leadership the skills they need to succeed.   Click here for an information flyer or an application form.  These are also available on the training page of the council website (www.1bsa.org).
 
HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA - This year's High Adventure Extravaganza will be May 4-6 at Comer Scout Reservation.  Planned activities include Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, Paintball target shooting, Climbing/Repelling, Mountain Biking, Geocaching, Canoeing, plus the first ever Camp Comer Clue game and a HAX Carnival.  All Venturers, Explorers and Boy Scouts age 14 and over are welcome to attend.  Registration is now open -- click here for more details.
 
NATIONAL JAMBOREE -- Planning is already underway for the 2013 National Jamboree.  The Greater Alabama Council will send 108 Scouts and 12 Leaders to the first jamboree at the new permanent jamboree site.
Contingent cost is anticipated to be $1,500.  Click here for more information.   
 

EAGLE/UNIT SERVICE PROJECT OPPORTUNITY -  Since 1996, the Southern Environmental Center (SEC) at Birmingham-Southern College has transformed more than 10 vacant/blighted urban lots into community parks and sustainable landscape demonstration sites (“EcoScapes”). Filled with native plants and local sculpture works, each garden functions as an outdoor classroom for nearby schools, and as a community gathering place. All of the EcoScapes are contoured to reduce storm water runoff and three (Seven Springs, Samuelson, & Turkey Creek) are specifically designed to protect endangered darter fish populations. A number of EcoScapes also serve as gateways to existing or proposed greenway projects like Red Mountain Park and the Village Creek Greenway.   

 

The community EcoScape program provides a 'natural' outlet for Eagle Scout projects. Recently completed examples include a fence constructed around the Brown Springs EcoScape pond, a brick path @ BSC EcoScape, as well as nature trails and park benches @ Turkey Creek EcoScape. With three new EcoScapes currently under design/construction, multiple opportunities exist for additional Eagle Scout projects. For more information, please contact:

Roald Hazelhoff, Director

Southern Environmental Center

Birmingham-Southern College

Direct line : (205) 226-4934

www.myecoscapes.org

LEAVE NO TRACE UPDATE - The new Boy Scout handbook adds a Leave No Trace Trainer as a position which can fulfill the leadership requirements for Star, Life and Eagle advancement.  In order to be certified as a Leave No Trace Trainer, a Scout must be over the age of 14 and have completed the 16 hour trainer course.   Click here for more information. 

 

 

  

VENTURING/EXPLORING 

 
PHILMONT 2013 - Applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Council Contingent to Philmont.  Click Here for more information.
 
HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA - This year's High Adventure Extravaganza will be May 4-6 at Comer Scout Reservation.  Planned activities include Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, Paintball target shooting, Climbing/Repelling, Mountain Biking, Geocaching, Canoeing, plus the first ever Camp Comer Clue game and a HAX Carnival.  All Venturers, Explorers and Boy Scouts age 14 and over are welcome to attend.  Registration is now open -- click here for more details.
 
CALLING ALL AWARD RECIPIENTS - The Venturing Officers' Association is seeking Venturers to be recognized at this year's first annual Venturing Recognition Reception on Saturday, May 19th at the Birmingham Scout Center. Qualified Venturers interested in being recognized for their success should e-mail Maddie Culwell at maddieculwell@ymail.com or call her at (205) 706-6289 as soon as possible with their name, crew number, and award(s) they wish to be recognized for earning.
 
NYLT 2012 - Two sessions of National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) will be offered this summer.   Give your crew's youth leadership the skills they need to succeed.   Click here for an information flyer or an application form.  These are also available on the training page of the council website (www.1bsa.org).
 
NORTHERN TIER OPPORTUNITY -  Venture Crew 2367 has a reservation for Northern Tier June 2012 We currently have 3 (three) spaces available for coed crewmembers.   If you are interested you may contact Cal Alred 205-266-8386 or venturecrew2367@gmail.com
  
NATIONAL JAMBOREE --  Planning is already underway for the 2013 National Jamboree which will include Venturers for the first time. The Greater Alabama Council will send 8 Venturers and 2 Venture Leaders to the first jamboree at the new permanent jamboree site.  Contingent cost is anticipated to be $1,500.  Click here for more information.     
 
VENTURING OFFICER ASSOCIATION (VOA) - The May VOA meeting will be May 19th at 3:30 PM at the Birmingham Scout Service Center. (NOTE DATE/LOCATION CHANGE!) Each crew should send their Crew President, and another representative selected by the crew. 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 District News

 
 
(Click on the District name to go directly to that section) 
 

 

   
  
 

This Years Conclave was a great success at Camp Ben Hawkins.  We took more than 100 members and secured the “Largest Contingent” award.  We also won 2nd Place for our website, 2nd Place in Volleyball, 1st Place in Team Dance, 4th Place in drumming, and had lots of teams and individual dancers earn recognitions.

Pre-Ordeal Teams from Yuchi (A, B, and C) and Nacha Sipo earned medals, as did the Brotherhood team from Nacho Sipo and Will Tidwell for Vigil.

Patrick Hayes won 2nd Place in the straight dance competition, plus 1st place for his straight dance out.  Jacob Smith won 2nd Place in the fancy dance competition and for his fancy dance outfit.  Jeff Henson won 3rd Place in the fancy dance competition and for his fancy dance outfit.

Finally, our own Nathan Moore was re-elected and will serve a second term as Section Vice-Chief, alongside new Section Chief Tyler Stempanik and new Section Secretary William Mitchell.

NOAC Fundraiser – To help send a deserving Arrowman to the NOAC, Mr. Jesse Carroll has donated a great set of lodge flaps representing all of the lodges with which Coosa has been associated – both our 3 great predecessor lodges and those in our Section.  This is a great opportunity to round out your collection.  Click  here to see the auction on eBay.

There’s a lot more going on within the Lodge!  We have unit elections, an upcoming Ordeal, NOAC preparations, Vigil nominations, and lots more on the schedule for the next couple of months, so be sure to check the website or sign up for our e-newsletter to make sure you’re getting all the latest news and information as soon as it’s available. 

 

 

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2011-2012 Coosa Lodge Executive Committee

Lodge Officers:
* Lodge Chief — Kyle Dotson (
chief@coosa50.org)
* Vice-Chief of Service — Ethan Merrell
* Vice-Chief of Inductions — Jon Rogers
* Vice-Chief of Administration — Caleb Hood
* Vice-Chief of Communications — Jacob Smith
* Vice-Chief of Native American Affairs — Alex Pope
* Vice-Chief of Fellowship — Micah Gilliland
* Northern Area Vice-Chief — Tyler Belk
* Southern Area Vice-Chief — Jorge Marin

Lodge Advisers:
* Lodge Adviser - Mr. Ed O’Neal (
adviser@coosa50.org)
* Staff Adviser - Mr. Joey Kiker (
staffadviser@coosa50.org) 
* Sr. Assoc. Lodge Adviser - Mr. Wayne Jackson 
 
 
 

 
I would like to thank everybody for making our Spring Camporee a success. Special thanks to Troop 321 for hosting and all their hard work. We had a total of 177 Scouts and Scouters in attendance. 

There are two upcoming Arrowhead District fundraising events. The Cullman American Values Luncheon will be held May 2nd, at Terri Pines Country Club from 11:30am-1:00pm. The Decatur American Values Dinner will be held May 17th at Burningtree Country Club from 6:00pm-8:00pm. At each event we will honor individuals who have served Scouting and their community with great dedication. We also have dynamic speakers lined up for each. If you would like to attend, please contact me at 256-714-9841.

Please contact Anson Walck, Arrowhead DE, for all things relating to Recharters. He can be reached at 205-516-0438. We need to finish this process as soon as possible so summertime advancement can be recorded and so these boys can be insured. 

This coming Roundtable will be your opportunity to talk with J.T. Dabbs, our Scout Executive. We will NOT be having the potluck dinner that night. Please save your best recipes for later. 

Will McIntyre
Arrowhead DE
256-714-9841
wmcintyr@1bsa.org 

Upcoming Events/Important Dates:

5/3/12 ROUNDTABLE – This month will be your opportunity to talk with J.T.

5/3/12 JUST TALK WITH J.T. - 7 – 8 pm. St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (3310 Danville Rd SW, Decatur, Alabama 35603) New Greater Alabama Council Scout Executive J.T. Dabbs will be traveling around the Council to meet with its dedicated volunteers. We invite you to join us as he addresses your concerns, questions and success stories! Please see the schedule below. J.T. looks forward to seeing all who can attend! Can't make it to your area's meeting? Don't worry, you can attend at any location

5/5/12 SLEEPOVER WITH THE HUNTSVILLE STARS – For more info, go to: http://s3.amazonaws.com/jufs/joeykiker/12212430227/198595837435112626/2012_Boy_Scout_HUntsvilleStars.pdf 

5/4-6/12 HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA - At Comer Scout Reservation. Planned activities include Rifle, Shotgun, Archery, Paintball target shooting, Climbing/Repelling, Mountain Biking, Geocaching, Canoeing, plus the first ever Camp Comer Clue game and a HAX Carnival. All Venturers, Explorers and Boy Scouts age 14 and over are welcome to attend. Registration is now open – go to:https://1bsa.org/high-adventure-extravaganza.php 

5/19/12 GETTING READY FOR CAMP EVENT - The Birmingham Scout Shop and Huntsville Scout Shop will be having a Getting Ready for Camp Event. This will help get new Scouts ready for camp or any of the boys that would like more information going to the Boy Scout Camps. Check with you local Scout Shop for the events planned. Stop by and check out the new class A Canvas shorts and board shorts. We also have in several new t-shirts that will be great for camp.

5/11-12/12 OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (OLS) - (WESTMORELAND)(N) An Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course will be conducted at Camp Westmoreland. For more details, go to:https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/2012%20Talakto%20OLS_Flyer_5_12.pdf 

5/19/12 GETTING READY FOR CAMP EVENT - The Huntsville Scout Shop will be having a Getting Ready for Camp Event. This will help get new Scouts ready for camp or any of the boys that would like more information going to the Boy Scout Camps. Check with you local Scout Shop for the events planned. Stop by and check out the new class A Canvas shorts and board shorts. We also have in several new t-shirts that will be great for camp.

5/26/12 CUB SHOOTING SPORTS TRAINING – (WESTMORELAND)(N) There will be a Cub Scout Shooting Sports Training from 9:00-12:00. This looks like it will be your last chance to get qualified in order to help out with Cub Scout Day Camp. To register or for more information, please contact Laurel Rickard at lrickard@comcast.net.

6/1-2/12 BALOO TRAINING FOR CUB SCOUT LEADERS - BALOO will be held at Camp Comer June 1-2. Having at least one BALOO trained leader is a requirement for units taking Cub Scouts camping this summer! Join this fun Friday afternoon/Sat a.m. course! (Space is limited--pre-register soon!). For registration information, go to:https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/baloo%20june%202012%20comer.pdf 

6/2-3/12 OUTDOOR LEADER SKILLS (OLS) - (CAMP COMER)(N) An Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course will be conducted at Camp Comer the first weekend of June. For more details, go to:https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/2012%20OLS%20Flyer%20June%20%20Comer.pdf 
6/11-15/12 CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP – (ARROWHEAD)(N) The theme of this year’s Cub Scout Day will be “Knights of the Round Table”. There will be a day session at Point Mallard in Decatur from 8am to 3 pm, and Twilight Camp will be held at the Cullman County Fairgrounds from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. Cost is $90. If you register by May 21st you will be eligible for the Early Bird Discount of $66. To register, go to: https://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=814&account=. To view the promotional video, go to: http://youtu.be/6it2NaAw0vU 

7/22-25/12 WEBELOS RESIDENT CAMP - At Camp Comer. Last year’s camp was a great success and this year promises to be even better. Great programs for both first and second year Webelos. You don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity for fun, adventure and advancement. For the Leader's Guide with program and registration information go to: https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/file/2012%20Webelos%20Resident%20Camp%20Leaders%20Guide%20R1.pdf

7/27-28/12 MCWANE CENTER CAMP-IN – If you wanted to have your pack participate in one of the McWane Center Camp-Ins listed below and none of the dates worked for your unit or you need to have a fun activity so that your pack can qualify for the Pack Summertime Award, Laurel Rickard has arranged for this one. Just contact her for more information at lrickard@comcast.net

9/15-17/12 WOOD BADGE 2012 – Course S9-1122 Saturday/Sunday/Monday at Camp Comer and again October 13-15 at Camp Westmoreland. This is the capstone of Scout Training – see me for application.

EAGLE ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION:
Dennis Quintavalle - 256-654-9384
Charlie Youmans - 256-565-3400
Joe MacDonald - 256-232-8371 

Sign up for the Arrowhead Yahoo Group page at:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arrow_web/

 
 
 
 
 
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT 
 
 
Brian Wilson
District Director
Greater Alabama Council
Boy Scouts of America
(205) 969-4276
bwilson@1bsa.org

Hello, Birmingham District!


DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEETING/ROUNDTABLE

Our District Committtee Meeting/Roundtable Meeting will resume this coming Thursday, May 3, 2012 beginning at 5:30pm at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. This is an opportunity to meet our new District Chairman, Marcus Lundy, and to hear about the new direction that we plan to move the Birmingham District in.

FINANCE
Do you have your Scout Cards? This is a new spring fundraiser to assist the units in the Greater Alabama Council earn more money to pay for Day Camp, Summer Camp and other activities. These are coupon cards and each card is $5 and the unit receives $2.50 back from each card. You are only responsible for paying the balance after the cards have been sold. That's 1/2 the cost of the card back to the unit. Please contact Brian Wilson if you are interested in receiving the cards. The deadline to turn in the money or unsold cards is May 18, 2012. Please visit the council website at www.1bsa.org for more details!


MEMBERSHIP
IS YOUR UNIT RE-CHARTERED?

Oh, 'tis the season! You've gotten the call and received the paperwork, now comes the hard part...Re-Chartering. 

The Charter Agreement between the Organizations we serve are the driving force of the Council's ability to bring Scouting to boys and girls in our community. It is the way by which we are able to provide resources, training and professional staff to assist Scout units. 

Charter fees paid by chartered organizations ensure that Scout units are covered under the Council's general liability policy in the event of an accident. Without the charter, Scouting is impossible.

The Charter renewal allows the Council to see what leaders are in place and whether they have been trained. It also gives the Council a list of youth being served by the unit with contact info that allows us to communicate directly to the youth and their parents.

If your unit has not rechartered, youth won't be able to register for District or Council events and will not be covered by the Council's liability insurance. 

So, as you can see, Re-charters make the Scouting world go 'round! If you have any questions about your Charter Renewal or need assistance, please contact your district representative, Brian Wilson, immediately at (205)902-4276



UPCOMING EVENTS
NASA/McWane STEM Overnighters
The Birmingham District has been extended an invitation to participate in three overnight camp outs at the McWane Science Center. These overnight experiences are part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Program). Scouts will have a chance to have fun, learn and receive advancements at the end of the three sessions. Criteria for participating are:
1. Be enrolling in the fourth (4th) thru the ninth (9th) grades in the fall of 2012.
2. Be registered as a scout within the Birmingham District,
3. Agree to attend all three of the scheduled overnighters on June 15-16, July 13-14, and August 10-11.
4. Have a responsible adult to attend with every scout.

The cost of the event is $10 per scout and there are limited scholarships available. Registration forms and more information will be available at this Thursday's Roundtable.


TRAINING

UNIT COMMISSIONER TRAINING
Unit Commissioner Training is coming. If you are interested in helping our scout units get stronger for year's to come, join us for Unit Commissioner's Training. These trainings will take place Thursday, May 10, 2012 and May 17, 2012 beginning at 5:30pm. The location is to be determined. If you are interested in participating in the training, please contactBrian Wilson at bwilson@1bsa.org.

DAY CAMP TRAINING
The next Day Camp Teaining will be held on Saturday, May 19, 2012 beginning at 11:00am at St. John A.M.E. Church 
708 15th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203

If you plan on working the Day Camp or have a Scout that will be receiving a scholarship, you are required to attend at least one meeting. For more information, contact Deborah Hudson atdhudson4028@bellsouth.net.

ACTIVITIES

DAY CAMP
The Birmingham District Cub Scout Day Camp will be held June 4th-8th at Ruffner Mountain. The theme is Knights of the Roundtable. Early bird registration is only $66. If you require financial assistance, please click here for a Campership request form. Click here for a Day Camp registration form.We are still in need of Day Camp volunteers, please contactDeborah Hudson if you are interested in helping! 


If you have not already done so, please register your unit for Summer Camp today. Weeks 1, 2 & 3 at Camp Sequoyah and Weeks 1-5 at Camp Comer are filled to capacity. For a registration form, visit the Boy Scouts section of today's Digital Eagle. 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
District Executive: Thomas Ritch (tritch@1bsa.org)
256-452-5135
Hello Everyone,

Hello Everyone,

I would like to thank 4130 and 4132 for bringing some people to the Clay Shoot this weekend. We had slim numbers, but Troop 4130 and 4132 came and did a lot to make up for the low numbers at the Clay Shoot. 

Hope everyone is having a good week so far, and hope we are looking forward to everything coming up. Everyone needs to sign up for the Merit Badge Fair that will be August 4th in Wedowee, for more information please check meritbadge.info. This will be their second annual merit badge fair and everyong that was there last year can attest to what a good time it was. So if you are planning on coming go ahead and sign up because classes are filling up fast.

Also Barron's night is this Saturday, I know it is also race day, but if you are interested in spending a good day at the ball park I have attached the flyer so that you can take a look at it. Click Here

Also start planning for Day Camp this summer. It will be July 8th-13th. So if you got a chance start planning for that and be sure to get your money in for the early bird special.

This Thursday will be roundtable at Talladega Citizen's Hospital at 6:30 p.m.. If you have a chance please stop by and we will cover everything coming up, and I hope to see you there.

Hope everyone has a good week and I look forward to seeing you at the Roundtable this thursday.

Thanks, 


Thomas Ritch
Cheaha District Executive
256-452-5135
tritch@1bsa.org

 
 
**QUALITY DISTRICT**     
District Executive Anthony Edwards    aedwards@1bsa.org,
Office 205-969-4252 Cell 205-441-5763
Cherokee District Website - www.bsacherokee.org.
 

It is my pleasure to announce the promotion of Anthony Edwards. Anthony has served as the Cherokee Executive District for five years. In the time spent he has been a positive influence on the youth and volunteer he served. He will bring knowledge and experience to his new role as the Senior District Executive for the Birmingham District.  We are excited about his new position with Greater Alabama Council. Please join us in welcoming Anthony to Birmingham District and congratulating him on the promotion. 

 
LEGENDARY BOBBY BOWDEN TO SPEAK AT SCOUTING LUNCHEONLegendary football coach Bobby Bowden, the second-winningest coach in major college football history, will be the keynote speaker at the Greater Alabama Council Cherokee District Mayor’s Luncheon on May 15, 2012. The event will be at the Bessemer Civic Center. Lunch buffet begins at 11:45 a.m. and the program at 12:00 p.m. The Mayor’s Luncheon is to raise funds and public exposure for Scouting. Please contact Anthony Edwards for more information at aedwards@1bsa.org.

Please Click here: Mayor’s Commitment Form      Mayor’s Flyer

 

Bradley Knobloch and Avery Gallup will be recognized at the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon on May 15, 2012 at 12 noon.


Bradley Knobloch, a junior at Pleasant Grove High School, has leaded an effort to giveaway 3,300 tree seedlings to Pleasant Grove residents whose houses were in the tornado's path. Thou¬sands of trees were taken down in Pleasant Grove as a result of the tornado. Bradley and his troop have help residents plant the seedlings the same day. Bradley whose home was destroyed in the storm decide

Avery Gallups, a sophomore at Oak Grove High School and member of Pleasant Grove Boy Scout Troop 120, is leaded the project. His project was to build a granite monument to honor the 11 residents that were killed in the deadly April 2011 tornadoes. Avery and his fellow Scouts have raised over $9,000 towards the project which was unveiled on April 28. 
Both Knobloch and Gal¬lups are members of Pleasant Grove Boy Scout Troop 120.

District Committee/Commissioner Meeting is Thursday, May 10, 2012, at the LDS Church in Bessemer-6:00pm

Cherokee District Roundtable is Thursday May 10, 2012, at the LDS Church in Bessemer-7:00pm 

Cherokee District Day Camp is Thursday May 10, 2012, at the LDS Church in Bessemer-7:15pm During Breakout Session

 


Day Camp for Cherokee District starts June 18-22, 8:30am – 4:00pm at MLK Park. If you would like a representative of Day Camp to come to your den meeting or Pack meeting to help field any questions the scout or parents might have please contact Anthony Edwards ataedwards@1bsa.org

Day Camp Volunteers: 
We need walking den leaders, registration helpers and helpers. Please email if you would like to help on June 18-22

Summer Camp…………. Space for summer camp is filling up quickly, and it’s filling up from out of council troops. Let’s make sure that everyone who wants to go to camp will get the opportunity to this summer

 


  CHOCCOLOCCO         
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT 
District Executive Steven Miles  smiles@1bsa.org  Cell - 256-223-2999
Had a great weekend. Got to go see some live music on Friday night at Mellow Mushroom. I spent a lot of great time with people from all of the council supporting scouting at the GAC Shooting Clays competition on Saturday morning. Had some great fellowship time with scouting supporters. I would like to give a special thank you to Crew 4008, Anniston H.S. ROTC for their support of that event. Got to go to see a great play in Anniston on Saturday night. The CAST group put on the play, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." Very interesting play. Ran across a few great scouting supporters there as well. I finished the weekend up with a great hike on the trails of Cheaha and came home to run a few miles on Sunday afternoon. Now that Monday is here, I think I will rest by doing a little work. :o) I hope that your weekend was just as adventurous as mine. 

A few things. THE ROUND TABLE IS THIS WEEK. IT IS ON THURSDAY AT 6:45 P.M. AT THE ANNISTON LDS CHURCH. PLEASE BE THERE.

If you have not turned in your charter to me, please get it to me ASAP. We are past due on about 8 of them. Let's get them in. The round table this week would be a great time for you to bring them to me.

The new This Week in Choccolocco is up and available to be read at the following link. http://choccolocco.1bsa.org/this-week-in-choccolocco.php Please pay attention to the section dealing with Summer Camp registration and information.

We are closing in on some events that need immediate attention. The High Advenutre Extravaganza is now open to Boy Scouts 14 and over and Explorer Scouts, along with all Ventruing Scouts. Please register for this if you are interested. The link for this can be found athttps://1bsa.org/article.php?cn=412&account=

Registration for the Choccolocco Air Rifle Competition is also up. Registration forms for this event can be found athttp://choccolocco.1bsa.org/choccolocco-district-air-rifle-shooting-competition.php. Let's get those registration forms out to the kids and back in. I need to start getting a count on this event soon so I can begin planning to day activities. Remember, this is open to all Boy Scouts, Venturing Scouts, and Explorer Scouts in the district. 

Day Camp registration turn in party will be on May 10th at 6:00 p.m. at the Anniston LDS Church. Get your registration forms in and bring them that night for a turn in pizza party. This is just for the leaders to fellowship and talk about day camp. 

GAC Summer Camp cards have also become available. These can be pre-loaded and used at both summer camps during the summer. For more information, go to https://1bsa.org/campcard.php.

Guys, we have a lot going on. Let's continue to push it and strive to make a difference in the lives of those we touch. 

Thanks for all that you guys do. It is appreciated. 

Steven D. Miles
District Executive
Choccolocco District
Greater Alabama Council
Boy Scouts of America
256-223-2999
 

  LOOKOUT MOUNTAINDISTRICT  

District Executive: Michael Wells (miwells@1bsa.org)
256-473-5511

LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN ANNUAL ROUNDTABLE COOKOUT AT COMER, TUESDAY, MAY 8
Roundtable for May will be our annual cookout. 6:30 pm. Please RSVP to Jen Newton, babybird1779@att.net, and or Michael Wells atmiwells@1bsa.org

GREAT SPRING CAMPOREE
The 2012 Lookout Mountain/Mountain Lakes Spring Camporee was a great weekend. The Koasati Chapter did a great job hosting the units. Thanks to everyone who made the weekend a success 

CUB SCOUT DAY CAMP – TWO IN LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Register Now for best price.
Noccalulla Falls – June 4th through June 8th 
Fort Payne Fairgrounds June 18th through June 22nd 

RECHARTERING
It Is that time of year. Recharters are due. If you have not received your Recharter Packet, please contact Michael Wells. We need to be timely in getting these in. Make sure you contacting all the scouts on your recharter and trying to re-engage any youth who have stopped participating. 

ORDER OF THE ARROW ELECTIONS
Each Troop in our District should have elections once each calendar year. We would like to go ahead and schedule your 2012 election. If we are able to conduct your elections prior to the Spring Camporee, we will be able to have a call out ceremony, and the candidates will be able to attend the Ordeal May 18-20. Please contact our Chapter Advisor, Marty Jones, to schedule an election team to visit a meeting in the very near future. Marty Jones, almjj@yahoo.com.

Digital Eagle
Make sure you are talking to all your members about signing up for the Digital Eagle, and all the other digital media where they can get information

Michael Wells
District Executive
256-473-5511
miwells@1bsa.org
 
 

 
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT
District Executive: Brian Reeves (brreeves@1bsa.org)
 ***Those units who have not turned in their recharter paperwork need to do so immediately. This is very important. Please bear in mind that, once your troop/pack/team/crew drops, you will be unable to register for events and will not be covered by liability insurance until the paperwork is filled out properly and turned in. Thank you for your immediate attention. The following is a list of units that have dropped:

Crew 7169
Crew 7237
Crew 7770
Pack 4277
Pack 4278
Pack 7111
Pack 7220
Pack 7421
Troop 4053
Troop 7023
Troop 7065
Troop 7111
Troop 7169
Troop 7220
Troop 7256
Troop 7259
Troop 7770
Please contact Brian Reeves immediately at brreeves@1bsa.org if your unit is on this list.***

The Koasati Chapter of the Order of the Arrow has formed a ceremony team. Any arrowmen interested in becoming a member of the team may contact Koasati Chapter Chief John Mayhall atjbear_3434@yahoo.com.


Please see the attached flyer for information on the flag retirement ceremony in Scottsboro on May 26. Click Here

On March 10, Troop 60 of Arab went on a backpacking trip to the Sipsey Wilderness. This was the first activity with the Troop for several Cubs that just crossed over. Great stuff, guys! Sounds like a lot of fun. Here's a picture: 





Brian Reeves
brreeves@1bsa.org

 

 SHELBY DISTRICT         
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT 
SHELBY – Serving Shelby County
Sr. District Executive Terri Gregson (
tgregson@1bsa.org
(Cell: 
205-213-3409; Office: 205-969-4244)

SHELBY – Serving Shelby County
Sr. District Executive Terri Gregson (tgregson@1bsa.org
(Cell: 205-213-3409; Office: 205-969-4244)

**UNIT LEADERS…Do Not Forget to get your completed recharters in to the Greater Alabama Council Office. Contact Terri Gregson or John Giddens (jmgidden@southernco.com or 205-542-0983) if you have any questions regarding your recharter.
**COURT OF HONOR and BLUE AND GOLD BANQUETS
Please communicate your next scheduled Court of Honor with Larry Walck, Shelby District Family Friends of Scouting Chairman,larry.a.walck@gmail.com or Cell 205-532-1568.

**MARK YOUR CALENDARS**

•Mayor’s Friends of Scouting Luncheon, with Coach Bobby Bowden as the guest speaker, will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2012 at 11:30AM at the Bessemer Civic Center. If you are interested in more information please contact Terri Gregson at tgregson@1bsa.org or205-213-3409. Please come out and support Scouting. Click Here


•Friends of Scouting Call-A-Thon – May 10, 2012 at Riverchase Church of Christ at 5:30pm. We need volunteers to help make family Friends of Scouting calls. If you are interested in helping, please contact Terri Gregson, tgregson@1bsa.org 


•OLS will be in May. OLS will be at Brierfield State Park in Montevallo. WHERE & WHEN? At Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park in Brierfield, Alabama. Check-in begins at 6 PM Friday evening, May 18th. The course will conclude Sunday, May 20th at about 1 PM. COST: $25 per person. Click Here

•***Shelby District Day Camp will be June 4 – 8 at Oak Mountain State Park. More information will follow. Please start your Pack preparations to sign up for Day Camp. We will need more people to help run different programs. For more information please contact Chris Duryea, Cub Scout Day Camp Director, cjduryea@gmail.com ; Greg McGill, Webelos Day Camp Director, n4pap@charter.net ; Tanya Lusco, Cub Scout Day Camp Program Director, lusco003@aol.com; or Rhonda Byrd, Webelos Day Camp Program Director,rpbyrd100@gmail.com; Registration deadline is April 30, 2012. Click Here


•*May 3, 2012 – District Committee Meeting, Hoover Municipal Building, 11:30 AM.

•*May 3, 2012 – Commissioners Meeting, Riverchase Church of Christ, 5:30 PM.

•*May 3, 2012 – Round Table, Riverchase Church of Christ, 7:00 PM.

***Thank You***

•Shelby District Pinewood Derby was hosted by Pack 72 at Evangel Presbyterian Church in Alabaster on April 28, 2012. THANK YOU to Michael Bobo and Stephen Davis for leading this event. We had 45 cub scouts representing the top racers for the Shelby District. 

Tiger Winners:
o 1st place – Brendan Buff – Pack 220
o 2nd place – Palmer Sexton – Pack 617
o 3rd place – Gabe Griffin – Pack 7


Wolf Winners:
o 1st place – Benjamin Travis – Pack 119
o 2nd place – Aiden Laughlin – Pack 532
o 3rd place – Jacob King – Pack 5


Bear Winners:
o 1st place - Zach Malec – Pack 532
o 2nd place – Cory Poe – Pack 353
o 3rd place – Ryan Datka – Pack 220


Webelos Winners:
o 1st place – Joshua Whitman – Pack 532
o 2nd place – Michael Byrd – Pack 220
o 3rd place – Sam Lynch – Pack 538


TALAKTO           
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT
District Director Curtis Hunt Chunt@1bsa.org or cell phone 256-361-7303
District Executive Arianna Price
Arprice@bsamail.org or cell phone 256-655-1650


The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to serve others by instilling values in youth that prepare them to make ethical choices empowering them to achieve their full potential.
The recognition of obtaining the level of Eagle Scout is one that very few young men ever achieve. During this much anticipated luncheon many Eagle Scouts from generation to generation will gather with community leaders to support the noteworthy efforts of the Greater Alabama Council, Boy Scouts of America. The impacts of scouting produce maturity in youth developing leaders of integrity in our local communities. The many achievements of Scouting programs have been recognized nationally, to include the Greater Alabama Council being recognized as one of the best councils in America. Please come out to support local youth and celebrate local leaders.
For tickets and/or more information contact the local Huntsville Office: Boy Scouts of America
(256)883-883-7071


Roundtable is held the first Thursday of Month at Trinity Presbyterian Church @ 7:00 p.m.


District Committee Meeting meeting is held the last Thursday of each month 6:00 p.m. @ Lockheed Martin and immediatly afterward Unit Commissioners Meeting is held. Each District Committee Member needs to be in attendance as well as all Unit Commissioners.

Outdoor Leader Skills

One of two training elements required for those leaders associated with the Boy Scouts at the Troop level. Many have considered Outdoor Leader Skills to be one of their funnest and most memorable training experiences in Scouting! A weekend where the outdoors is the classroom and your 'study guide' is the Boy Scout Handbook. See the flyer for all the details.

When: Fri. - Sat., May 11 - 12, 2012

Where: Camp Westmoreland, Florence, AL

Time: Fri., 2:00 p.m - Sat., 8:00 p.m.

Fee: 25.00



National Youth Leadership Training

The premiere leadership training course for the youth leaders of of our scout troops and venturing crews. National Youth Leadership Training, a course to be offered on two different occasions at Camp Westmoreland. The Greater Alabama Council is accepting applications now. See the flyer for additional details.

When: Session 1, Sun. - Sat., May 27 - June 2, 2012

Where: Camp Westmoreland

When: Session 2, Sun. - Sat., July 15 - July 21, 2012

Where: Camp Westmoreland



Cub Mobile Race May 5th, at Home Depot



2012 Cub Scout Day Camp
Calling all Cub Scouts!

Become one of the Knights of the Round Table where true adventure awaits at this year's Talakto District Cub Scout Day Camp!

When: June 18 - 22, 2012 

Where: NSS National Speleological Society Park (formerly known as Cahaba Shrine Park), 6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL 35805

Time: Mon - Thur., 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Closing ceremony is from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Friday)

Fee: Early Bird Discount @ $66.00 per Scout (To qualify for the Early Bird Discount ALL fees MUST have been received by a Council Service Center by May 21, 2012. No exceptions!) $90.00 per Scout AFTER May 21st.

More information can be found in the attached Cub Scout Day Camp flyer or by contacting the Day Camp Director, Sarah Capps, at 256-716-0160, cell 256-604-8269sccapps93@gmail.com

or the Day Camp Program Director, April Hall, at 256-693-2013 ora.hall@knology.net 

Huntsville Stars Info

 


   
THREE RIVERS 
2010 CENTENNIAL QUALITY DISTRICT
District Executive: Jay Elliott

205-482-5930

Jay Elliott
Three Rivers District Executive
205-482-5930
joelliott@1bsa.org 

Please keep Micah Argersinger from Pack 29 in your prayers as he lost his mother, Renee, this week.

THINGS HAPPENING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS

Thank you everyone that attended the FIRESIDE CHAT WITH COUNCIL EXECUTIVE J.T. DABBS.

May 3, 2012 – THREE RIVERS ROUNDTABLE AT Huffman United Methodist Church at 700 pm.

May 4-6, 2012 – HIGH ADVENTURE EXTRAVAGANZA - Camp Comer This event is open to all Venturers, Explorers, and Boy Scouts over the age of 14. (Provisional participation is available) Activities include rappelling, paintball, war canoe, bouldering, mountain biking, geocaching, archery, shotgun, pistol, rifle, a carnival, and Comer Clue! The cost is $60 for youth, $35 for adults (includes: meals, camp housing facilities, and program materials). The deadline for registration is April 21, 2012 and a late fee of $15 will be added after that point. Please see the attached flyer for information and registration. Click Here

May 5, 2012 – BIRMINGHAM BARONS SCOUT NIGHT Game Starts at 6:30. Please see attached flyer for registration and information. Click Here

May 7, 2012 – DAY CAMP MEETING at Cullman First United Methodist Church at 6:30 pm

May 15, 2012 – FORMER FSU COACH BOBBY BOWDEN to speak at Bessemer Annual Mayor’s luncheon. Please see the attached flyer and registration form for information. Please send your registration to me at joelliot@1bsa.org ..Bessemer Mayor's LuncheonBessemer Mayor's Luncheon Flyer.docx ..Bessemer Mayor's LuncheonMayors Commitment Form 2012 Bobby Bowden.doc

Form Click Here         Flyer Click Here 

UPCOMING OLS TRAININGS. 

June 1-3, 2012 – Three Rivers and Lookout Mountain District OLS Training at Camp Comer. 
If your are unable to make our district’s OLS class, there are two other opportunities to attend the training. 

May 11-13, 2012, Choccolocco District is having theirs at Camp Sequoyah. 

May 18-20, 2012, Shelby District is having an OLS class at Brierfield State Park.


 VULCAN       
**A Quality, Award Winning District since 2004**
District Executive: Doug Jackson (doug@1bsa.org)
256-907-2845

VULCAN DISTRICT DAY CAMP ANNOUNCEMENT



Attention Pack Leaders:  Registration is ongoing for the Knights of the Round Table 2012 Vulcan District Cub Day Camp and Webelos Twilight Camp.  Please start your planning for this fun and important event now:

  • Put this event on the home page of your pack website...

 

The Knights of the Round Table logo is available at the following link for use in pack publications:  http://pack412.scoutlander.com/MediaVaults/imagevault/q94yx63re5171732.jpg.  

Also, a header is available at the following link:  
https://1bsa.org/tyfoon/site/fckeditor/image/Day_Camp_2012_Final_%203.jpg

The Day Camp brochure and other important information is found at the following link:  
http://vulcan.1bsa.org/day-camp.php

Provide a link to the day camp information page:  
http://vulcan.1bsa.org/day-camp.php

Provide a link to the promotional video:  
http://youtu.be/6it2NaAw0vU

Provide a direct link to the registration page:  
https://1bsa.org/cub-scout-day-camp.php

  • Announce this event and “talk it up” at your upcoming pack meetings...


Contact Kimberly Cook (
gcook1868@charter.net) if you would like samples of Powerpoint slides to use in your pack meeting presentation.  

Embed the following promotional video in your slideshow for greater impact:  
http://youtu.be/6it2NaAw0vU

 

  • Include this event in your pack newsletter...  

 

See resources above for more information and ideas.

 

  • Make sure your pack knows the following important dates...

 

July 16-20          Cub Scout Day Camp and Webelos Twilight Camp @ Oak Mountain State Park
June 18              Early Registration Deadline (to receive $24 discount)

  • Make sure your leadership is in place...

 

Enlist a Day Camp Coordinator, so that he/she can coordinate den leader coverage (to provide at least one den leader each day for every 4 Cubs attending).


Day Camp is going to be more exciting than ever this year, with enhanced program areas and special features each day.  We hope your pack will plan to come and experience the “Knights of the Round Table” Cub Scout-style!

July 16-20 Cub Scout Day Camp and Webelos Twilight Camp @ Oak Mountain State Park
June 18 Early Registration Deadline (to receive $24 discount)
• Make sure your leadership is in place...

Enlist a Day Camp Coordinator, so that he/she can coordinate den leader coverage (to provide at least one den leader each day for every 4 Cubs attending).

Day Camp is going to be more exciting than ever this year, with enhanced program areas and special features each day. We hope your pack will plan to come and experience the “Knights of the Round Table” Cub Scout-style!

***Vulcan Cub Shooting Day will be May 5th at the Civilian Markmanship Range in Anniston. This range offers Olympic quality facilities. The cost is $10 and includes a patch. CLICK HERE for more information.

***A note from Joe Swaika, District School Night for Scouting Chairman,-
Scout Leaders,
It is not too early to be thinking about recruiting for this August. If your Unit has a summer program, then this Spring is a great time to get in front of the graduating Kindergarteners and other grades to get them excited about Scouting and into Daycamp. Also, it is not too early to get on the school’s calendar to schedule August's School Night for Scouting. If you need help recruiting please don't hesitate to contact me. Joe Swaika, 
jswaika@yahoo.com

***Eagle Boards- Every unit would benefit from participating in the Eagle Boards. Contact George Taylor for more information. Congratulations to all of Vulcans 2012 Eagles. Our newest Eagles are:

John William Gant, III Troop 28
Robert E. Schuler, III Troop 53
John Forrester DeBuys, IV Troop 63
John Love Troop 93
Stephen Garrett Lea Troop 254
Mackenzie James Sexton Troop 320
Justin Reed Barakat Troop 396


***Vulcan is on Facebook! The facebook group link is Vulcan District, Greater Alabama Council, BSA. This is going to be a good tool to keep up on the latest District news.

***Philmont Training Center Scholarship Available - Vulcan Adult Scout Leaders who want to attend the Philmont Training Center can apply for the Robert F Calhoun Philmont Training Center Scholarship. I am still waiting on the revised form, as soon as it is provided it will be distributed.

***OA Chapter- Nunne-Hi
-Vulcan OA is on Facebook- “Nunne-Hi Chapter of the Coosa Lodge”
-District OA Meetings - OA meetings are held the last Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM at the Briarwood Scout House. Both former and current arrowmen of any lodge are invited to attend. Questions: Brett Melton, 
brett@imtheguy.co

 

 

WESTMORELAND     
 
District Announcements:
Clay Pruitt
Interim Westmoreland District Executive
205-914-7182 (C) cpruitt@1bsa.org
-Please contact me if you have any questions regarding District operations.

***New District Executive***
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mr. Daniel Giles of Tuscumbia will become the new District Executive of the Westmoreland District starting on Tuesday, May 1st. Many of you may already know Daniel as a volunteer and his son is registered with Troop 284 at Chisholm Hills Church of Christ. I hope each of you will support Daniel as he takes on this new role in Scouting. 

***Roundtable and Youth Protection Training***
We will have a Youth Protection Training this Thursday before Roundtable at 6:30 p.m. 
Roundtable will be at Florence Blvd. Church of Christ starting at 7:00 p.m. We will introduce Daniel Giles as our new District Executive and have the latest and greatest information regarding Council and District activities. 

***The following Scouts completed all requirements and earned the Rank of Eagle Scout during March and April, 2012.
*Cody Holden of Troop 75 in Florence
*Alex McDowell of Troop 285 in Florence
*Andrew White of Troop 284 in Florence 
Congratulations Cody, Alex and Andrew! 

***To schedule a Project Review or Eagle Board, email the Westmoreland District Eagle Board
at EagleBoard@WestmorelandDistrict.com with your Name, Troop #, Email and Phone Number that you maybe reached at. Also, state if it is a Project Review or Eagle Board and give a brief description of your proposed project including the sponsor and the physical location.

***Day Camp Volunteers Needed (Day Camp Discount Included)***
We are in need our Day Camp volunteers

We have adult volunteer discounts who work all week at camp in any capacity. "5-DAY VOLUNTEER'S DISCOUNT” is for day camp leaders approved by the Camp Director, Laurel Rickard, who work all week: $30.00 discount for first child and $20.00 discount for second child. Can be combined only with Early Bird discount. Full fees must be paid up front. All discounts will be applied after day camp is completed. So if you have one child, pay the early bird registration, work all week, your Cub Scout can attend day camp for $36. If interested please contact our Day Camp Director, Laurel RickardatLrickard@comcast.net and/or phone 256-366-0460.

***District Email- I would like to ask everyone to encourage your parents to sign up for the district email by goingtowestmorelanddistrict.com to get the latest and greatest with our District. 

***Huntsville Stars Scout Sleep Over***
Saturday, May 5th starting at 6:43 p.m. with Gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Sleepover package is $12 and Game Ticket Only Package is $7. Scouts will participate in between inning activities and for those who sleepover will sleep out on the field have post game activities, breakfast will be provided as well as a Huntsville Star patch. To get the flyer please go to join the Westmoreland District email distribution list to sign up. 

Upcoming District Activities:

Roundtable, Thursday May 3 at Florence Blvd. Church of Christ starting at 7:00 p.m. Come join us to get the latest and greatest information regarding Council and District activities. 

Spring Camporee is May 4-6, at Camp Westmoreland, the theme is Indian Lore and the Yuchi Chapter of the Order of the Arrow will host the event

Westmoreland Steak Social on Thursday, May 10 at Camp Westmoreland. We will be having a fund raiser at Camp Westmoreland to help local Scouting as well as Camp Westmoreland operations. If you would like to attend please contact meatcpruitt@1bsa.org.

District Day Camp Sign Up on Thursday, May 17 at Florence Blvd. Church of Christ starting at 7:00 p.m. for Packs to turn in their applications all at once. Please turn in your application to your Pack representative to help us organize our registration process for a great Day Camp.

Day Camp is June 11-15 at Camp Westmoreland from 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Please sign up if you have not already, you have until May 21st to get the early bird registration at $66.00 after May 21st the cost will go up to $90. Guaranteed fun for your Cub Scout!

If you have any questions regarding Day Camp, please contact our fearless Day Camp Director, Laurel Rickard at Lrickard@comcast.netand/or phone 256-366-0460.

Eat Wings Raise Funds on Monday, June 1 at Florence Buffalo Wild Wings from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. please have you and your family join us Monday at the times above for Dinner to support Scouting. 10% of all proceeds will go to our organization.


 

 

 

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