Greater Alabama Council's 25th Anniversary

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.

Anniversary Banquet: November 11, 2023 at 6:30pm!

We invite you and your family to join us as we celebrate our Silver Anniversary with a banquet beneath the awe-inspiring Saturn V Rocket at the Davidson Center for Space Exploration at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville!   At the banquet, we will be recognizing our 25th Anniversary Eagle Scout Class, the 2023 Silver Beaver Class, Adult and Youth religious award recipients, volunteer Scouters with at least 25 years of service, and more!  We are also excited about the keynote address from LTG Daniel Karbler, commanding general of the U.S. Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command!

Pre-registration is required for the banquet event.  Walk-up registrations are not possible.  Early Bird registration and pricing ends on September 30th, and Regular Registration and pricing begins on October 1st.  

The U.S. Space and Rocket Center- Special Rate!

Heading to Huntsville early on November 11?  Scouts (in uniform) and their families are welcome to visit and tour the U.S. Space and Rocket Center between 9am and 5pm with half-price admission!  At the ticket window, be sure to mention that you’re there for the “Greater Alabama Council Event” to take advantage of this offer!

Want to make a trip of it?

Thanks to our friends with the Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau, we have worked arrangements with some local hotels that are able to accommodate you and your family for the weekend!

The Drury Inn & Suites at the Space and Rocket Center has a courtesy block of rooms featuring queen beds reserved for us.  You will receive the group code and event number in your registration confirmation email once you have registered for the event.

The Hampton Inn and Suits in Research Park, the Home2 Suites by Hilton in Research Park, and the Hilton Garden Inn at the Space and Rocket Center are all offering a discounted room rate for the weekend.  Booking information can be found in your confirmation email once you have registered for the event. 

Commemorative patch program

Available beginning at the February Camporee!

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.

Program Opportunities

Camp Westmoreland- Silver Anniversary Camporee*, Talakto District Camporee*, Westmoreland District Camporee*, Cub Haunted Weekend*

Camp Jackson- Cub Scout Fishing Derby*, Hawk Day, and other events

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*, Timber Camp*, GAC Visual Story Telling Workshop*, Joy to the Woods Holiday Campout*

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.

The Commemorative 25th Anniversary CSP is available for sale in the Huntsville and Birmingham Scout Offices. Only 500 were made, so don't miss out on this opportunity!
100% Embroidered, 3.5" pocket patch available for purchase at the Camp Sequoyah or Camp Comer Trading Posts. Also available at both Council Service Centers (NOT the Scout Shops) for $3.00.
As a part of our 25th Anniversary, we invite you to participate in our Campership Campaign. Your $100 donation will help a deserving Scout attend our Council's camping programs such as Cub Scout Day Camp, Webelos Resident Camp, or Scouts BSA Summer Camp. As a token of our thanks, you'll receive this 25th Anniversary CSP featuring a gold mylar border. Only 200 of these patches were made!