Activities & Programs

From Cub Scout Day Camp to Merit Badge Academies, our Scouts have unlimited opportunities to learn, impact and explore their communities. We offer a variety of activities- both educational and fun- that Scouts and their families can participate in individually or with their unit. New activities are added often, so be sure to check back. 

For Cub Scouts:

Held in April. 
Get ready for adventure! Camp with your family. Exciting activities for ALL Cub Scouts and the entire family! 

Held in June.
All Cub Scouts should attend day camp! It is the highlight of the year! BB-guns, Archery, Crafts, Sports, Field Sports and More!

Held in June.
3-days & 2-nights of FUN! Complete Adventures! Swim! Archery! BB-Guns! and More! Held at Camp Comer!

Held in June.
4 days & 3 nights of FUN! Get a taste of Scouts BSA summer camp! Complete Webelos Adventures! Held at Camp Comer!

Held in October. 
Join us for fishing, fun, prizes, and a patch! 

Held in October. 
Get ready for a spooktacular time at camp!  Shooting sports, games, hay rides, and more! An adventure the whole family will enjoy!

Held in November.
Cub Scouts will earn the Shooting Sports Badge and Pins for their rank/age! Held at Camp Sequoyah.

Held in December. 
Everyone in the family is invited to join us for a day of seasonal fun at Camp Sequoyah. 

For Scouts BSA & Venturers:

Serving Scouts since 1966, Camp Comer is a Blast! This mountainous 1000 acre BSA Summer Camp offers a pinnacle summer camp experience for your youth!

Located on the edge of the Talladega National Forest at the base of Alabama’s tallest mountain, Camp Sequoyah BSA summer camp is a wilderness destination with amazing program offerings!

July 19-28, 2023
Over 40,000 Scouts will attend and participate in all kinds of adventures including stadium shows, pioneer village, hikes, adventure sports, patch trading, and more!

Held in August at Camp Jackson.
This high adventure based canoe trek will take Scouts down the scenic Tennessee River for a great day of paddling, fellowship, and fun. 

Held in early October.
This weekend event takes place at Camp Sequoyah. Scouts will work on earning Fishing, Fly Fishing, and Fish & Wildlife Management Merit Badges as well as work toward the BSA’s Angler Award. 

National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is a six day, five night course that gives Scouts methods, skills and experiences to become better leaders in their unit.

Held in December at Camp Comer.
This weeklong camp offers a variety of merit badges, Eagle bound, program activities, climbing, shooting sports, campfires, and much more!

Merit Badge Days:

Advance-O-Rama

Held in August and organized by the Vulcan District. Exact date and location will be announced in the spring.

Badge-O-Mania

Held in September and organized by the Cherokee District. Exact date and location will be announced in the spring. 

In partnership with the Barber Motorsports Museum. This interactive program is offered multiple times during the year.

MB Day - Shelby District

Saturday, Jan 28th 2023

Organized by the Shelby District.

Merit Badge College

Saturday, March 4th 2023.
Held in conjunction with University of Scouting. 

MB Day - 3 River's District

Saturday, Apr 15th 2023

Organized by the Three River’s District.

Saturday, October 15th

Scouts will earn the Mining and Society Merit Badge and requirements for the American Labor and American Heritage Merit Badges. In Partnership with Vulcan Park and Sloss Furnaces. 

Service, Experiences, & Awards

Winding through downtown Birmingham, visit 6 sites in the Civil Rights District. The Award is available to all who complete the requirements.

Held the second week of November. Scout gather food in their community to help those who suffer from food insecurity.

Scouting’s religious awards program gives Scouts a chance to explore their faith. The curriculum is created by each denomination.

Our Council is a Certifying Organization for youth and adults who have earned the award. Contact David.Self@scouting.org

The Congressional Award recognizes initiative, service, and achievement in America’s youth. 

For Youth, Adults, & Organizations. The BSA’s highest conservation award available. 

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is held annually the third weekend in October. Scouts use amateur radio and internet to connect with other Scouts and hams around the world.

Each December the International Peace Light (flame) will be in our Council Scout Shops. Scouts and families may light a candle from the International Peace Light and take the flame with them. 

 Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young men and women in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace.

For Adults. Wood Badge is the highest level of Scout leadership training and provides you with the tools to be a superior leader.

For Adults. Annual training event offering more than 100 classes taught by volunteers who share their knowledge and passion.

High Adventure Training for Adults and youth 14+. From Scuba, Caving, Biking, Climbing, Kayaking, Shooting Sports and more!