As December crept closer into view in 1997, excitement began to grow across North and Central Alabama. Soon, the Choccolocco Area Council, the Central Alabama Council, and the Tennessee Valley Council would formally merge to create the Greater Alabama Council.
With an effective Charter date of January 1, 1998, the Greater Alabama Council is celebrating twenty-five years of adventure, service, and developing young people to become the citizens our nation needs. We invite you to join us this year as we mark a quarter century of Scouting in north and central Alabama.
Make plans to join us as we celebrate our Silver Anniversary with a banquet and recognition event for our 25th Anniversary Eagle Scout Class and Silver Beaver Class all while dining beneath the awe inspiring Saturn V Rocket at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.!
During 2023, Scouts and Scouters are able to earn a ribbon that can be placed on the 25th Anniversary Pocket Patch. To earn a ribbon, Scouts and Scouters should attend a program or event at each of the Council properties. Scouts and Scouters can also pay a visit to the two offices (Huntsville and Birmingham) and pick up a ribbon from the receptionist desk for the office.
The patch, seen here, is available for purchase at the Council Service Centers (NOT the Scout Shops), or at select events (marked with an * below) for $5.00. The ribbons are free of charge and will be available at event check-in.
Camp Westmoreland- Silver Anniversary Camporee*, Talakto District Camporee*, Westmoreland District Camporee*, Cub Haunted Weekend*
Camp Jackson- Jones Cove Trek*, Cub Scout Fishing Derby*, Hawk Day
Camp Comer- Coosa Lodge Spring Pow Wow*, Cub Adventure Weekend*, Summer Camp*, Cub Haunted Weekend*, Coosa Lodge Fall Fellowship*
Camp Sequoyah- Summer Camp*, Cub Scout Fishing Derby*, Fish Camp*, Cub Scout Shoot-Out*, Cub Family Jolly Jamboree*
Camp Jack Wright- Various training events and Unit Service Projects
Throughout the course of the year, the Greater Alabama Council will have various items available for purchase to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Council. All proceeds will go towards ensuring a bright and promising future for our Scouts and Scouters as we embark on the next twenty-five years of bringing Scouting’s promise to our communities.