Scouting, An Opportunity for Every Child

Today, young people are faced with many challenges including fragile families and disintegrating neighborhoods.Scouting, by emphasizing ethics and moral values, addresses many of the social concerns of parents and youth in our country. Scouting prepares urban and rural youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest. Scoutreach is the Greater Alabama Council’s commitment to making sure that all young people have an opportunity to join Scouting regardless of circumstances, neighborhood or ethnic background. Scoutreach meets the development needs of youth in urban and rural settings through a well-defined program based on values, learning by doing, fun, and positive role models.

Through community partnerships and dedicated volunteers, Scoutreach helps to eliminate barriers that might keep a young person from participating in Scouting. By emphasizing ethics and moral values, Scouting addresses many of the concerns of parents in our community. Scouting prepares youth to be leaders, to accept responsibility, and to care about principles and causes beyond their own self-interest.

The Greater Alabama Council Scoutreach Corps is a service opportunity for motivated Scouting volunteers to immerse themselves in the community, working side-by-side with Scouts, parents, and leaders to tackle the most pressing challenges of our inner-city neighborhoods. The Scoutreach Corps is a way for Scouters, Eagle Scotus, Parents, and Scouting Alumni to give back to Scouting by donating their time, talents, and skills to help our most needy Scouts. Donate a few hours, a day, or a weekend to directly help Scouts enrolled in our Council’s Scoutreach Program.

Ways members of the Scoutreach Corps Volunteer:

  • Transport Scouts to meetings
  • Be a Merit Badge Counselor
  • Help with Pack & Den Meeting
  • Be a mentor for Leaders & Scouts
  • Help get new units started
  • Help Scouts attend District events
  • Attend Day Camp as a Walking Den Leader
  • Attend Summer Camp as an Assistant SM
  • Attend campouts as an Adult Leader
  • Help recruit & support new Leaders
  • Help recruit new youth into the program
  • Help Scouts sell popcorn & camp cards

Our Program Partners:


If you have any questions regarding our Scoutreach program or you know a Scout that needs assistance, please contact our Scoutreach Director, Robert Young at 205-969-4260