Friends of Scouting Video from Vulcan District

Friends of Scouting Video from Vulcan District

Thursday, March 17, is the American Values Luncheon at the BJCC and we hope that you have made plans to attend. At the same time, our annual Friends of Scouting giving campaign is in full swing. If you are not familiar with the campaign, contributions will make sure...
The 26 Mile Polar Bears of Troop 320

The 26 Mile Polar Bears of Troop 320

Last month (February 2016), Troop 320 went on a fantastic three day, two night backpacking trip on the Pinhoti Trail. The trip was designed for older scouts and to prepare those who are going to Philmont this summer. There were 11 scouts and 5 adults on the trip. We...
Introducing the Vulcan Wiki

Introducing the Vulcan Wiki

Have you ever caught yourself wondering where you should go camping next? Have you thought it might be nice to make a change to your tired backpacking recipes? Maybe you found the best place to hike and have some good suggestions to make that hike a better experience....
Troop 95’s Survival Campout

Troop 95’s Survival Campout

When you talk to Scouts or adults who were former Boy Scouts and you mention the words “Survival Campout”, one word consistently is mentioned: Memorable. On January 16, 2016, Troop 95 held a survival camp out and it was memorable. The scenario was that the Scouts were...
Jonathan Dinkel – Eagle Scout

Jonathan Dinkel – Eagle Scout

In July, Jonathan Dinkel of Troop 23 from Discovery United Methodist Church in Hoover, completed his Eagle Scout Service Project. His project was at the main entrance to the Memorial Plaza at the Alabama Veterans Memorial Park.  His project involved erosion control...
Adult Recognition Banquet 2016

Adult Recognition Banquet 2016

It was another great night as leaders from around the Vulcan District came together for the 2016 Vulcan District Adult Leader Recognition Banquet at Trinity United Methodist Church. The evening kicked off with an Opening Ceremony by Troop 97 scouts followed and...
Service Day 2016 – Avondale Park

Service Day 2016 – Avondale Park

Thanks to everyone who showed up at Avondale Park on January 9 for our annual Vulcan Day of Service. Land was cleared of privet and other invasive plants above the amphitheater and below the villa. The Boy Scouts had 56 youth and 19 adults attend. The Cub Scouts...
Polar Bear Award

Polar Bear Award

It was 1975 and the Vulcan District of the Birmingham Area Council, was having it’s Winter Camporee at Oak Mountain State Park. All I remember was attempting to sleep in a square top sleeping bag of unknown quality. I am sure it was purchased at Sears or Kmart and...
New Boy Scout requirements for 2016 now in effect

New Boy Scout requirements for 2016 now in effect

  It’s officially 2016, meaning the new Boy Scout rank requirements I’ve been blogging about for months are now official. Where can you find the requirements, when must your Scouts start using them and what are the big changes? You have questions, and we have answers....
Bennett Clarke – Eagle Scout

Bennett Clarke – Eagle Scout

  On August 13, 2015, Bennett Clarke attained the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest achievement awarded by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). A Court of Honor was held in recognition of his accomplishments on October 11, 2015, at Discovery United Methodist Church. A...

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