Scoutreach is a division within the Greater Alabama Council with an emphasis to recruit passionate adult leaders and to develop strong relationships with the organization in urban, suburban, and rural areas, removing barriers to ensure that all youth have the opportunity to join Scouting. The Greater Alabama Council is dedicated to ensuring that every child has an opportunity to join Scouting, no matter their circumstance. Scoutreach assistance can provide camperships, uniforms, handbooks, transportation, and leadership of a Scout unit.
Through community partnerships and dedicated volunteers, Scoutreach helps to eliminate barriers that might keep a young person from joining 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.
A top priority of Scoutreach is to strengthen and develop long-term objectives by recruiting and training top level volunteers. We invite all to join us in bringing the Scouting program to youth in need. Community partnerships will also be strengthened by educating churches, civic organizations, other non-profits, and school leadership on the benefit of Scouting for youth and their organization.
Each year volunteers are awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Service Award for their dedicated involvement in the development and implementation of Scouting opportunities for youth from low-income backgrounds.
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