You are a member of a council

There is nothing that confuses a new scout parent or volunteer more than when you tell them they are now part of the Vulcan District. More than likely they just got it in their heads that they are part of the Greater Alabama Council and now we throw that on them. Let...

What is a Unit Commissioner and how to become one

What is a Unit Commissioner? Your Unit Commissioner (UC) is your liaison between your Pack, Troop or Crew and the Vulcan District. The mission of the Commissioner Service is to help you keep your unit operating at maximum efficiency by visiting regularly, informing...

What is the Vulcan District?

If you are a new leader or parent, you have probably heard the terms council, district and unit and you might not understand what they mean with all the other cub scout related items going on. Uniforms, popcorn sales, dens, packs, it can all be a blur. Let me shed...

Powder Horn 2015 Starts One Year from Today

Save the Dates!!! Powder Horn is coming back to the Greater Alabama Council after a four year absence. The course will be held at Camp Jackson on: August 21-23 September 11-13 So what is Powder Horn? It is a high adventure skills resource course for Venturing, Boy...

Den Leaders’ First 8 Weeks of Responsibilities

Congratulations on becoming Den Leader. If I had to guess you are either a former scout who could not wait to get their son into Cub Scouts or you were the only one who stepped up to the job. No matter how you got the job you CAN be a big success as den leader....

Troop 63 Scouts Complete Philmont Trek

A crew of Boy Scouts from BSA Troop 63, Canterbury UMC, went on a two-week backpacking trek in June, hiking over 75 miles through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico. The following Scouts and leaders successfully completed...

Cubmasters’ Guide to the First 8 Weeks of Scouting

Congratulations on becoming Cubmaster. You are the face of the pack and a big influence on the boys as they move through Cub Scouts and onto Boy Scouts. Are you intimidated? You shouldn’t be, we have 8 weeks of things you can do to get your reign as Cubmaster off the...

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