The Boy Scouts of America was incorporated to provide a program for community organizations that offers effective character, citizenship and personnel fitness training for youth.
The Boy Scout program is for boys ages 11-17. Specifically, the BSA endeavors to develop American citizens who:
|The Merit Badge Day had
to be cancelled due to the slow response and engagement of several
prospective counselors as well as some other challenges. It was the
desire of the OA Lodge to do this well, and not halfway. It was felt
that a poorly structured and prepared event would be worse than
canceling the event. The lodge is hoping to regroup and schedule
something for the late winter or spring. We apologize for the confusion
this has caused and hope that we can get this back on track for the
future. Thanks, David
Every four years, the BSA organizes the ultimate Boy Scouts experience,
the National Jamboree! The next jamboree will be announced at a later date.
|National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) formerly Junior Leader Training Conference(JLTC)
is a seven day outdoor leadership experience for youth leaders in the troop.
The objectives of the training are: To give participants the confidence and knowledge to run the troop program. To give participants a basic knowledge of the eleven skills of leadership and help them relate these skills to their troop responsibilities. To give participants the opportunity to share ideas and experience with Scouts from other troops. To create an atmosphere where Scouts will experience Scouting at it's best. To have fun. The next NYLT session is scheduled for June 30th-July 5, 2014.
Philmont - Philmont Scout Ranch is a large, rugged, mountainous ranch located near the town of Cimarron, NM covering approximately 137,500 acres (556 km2) of wilderness in the Rocky Mountains. The ranch, formerly the property of oil baron Waite Phillips and now that of the BSA, is currently in use as a National High Adventure Base in which crews of Scouts and Venturers take part in backpacking expeditions and other outdoor activities. It is the largest youth camp in the world by size and number of participants.
The dates at Philmont will be June or July 2014. To be determined by adults attending.
Day - Each spring the council and our Order of the Arrow lodge invite
troops to camp to work on various camp improvement projects. Free lunch
is provided and a free patch will be given to those that stay until at
least lunch. Beaver Day is scheduled for March 8, 2014.
|The New Expandable Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook procedures:
This especially designed workbook cannot be opened in any browser. The procedure is as follows: On the Advancement Resource page, 'right-click' on the workbook link (Eagle Scout Service Project Workbook, No. 512-927
Gap - Located on on the Coosa River in Elmore County, Moccasin Gap is a
Class II/III whitewater stretch frequented by adventurous kayakers and
canoers. The council has canoes, paddle, life jackets and a trailer
available for rent. Contact Denise Miller at the council service center
for rental information.
National Eagle Scout Association - NESA
is a fellowship of men who have achieved the Eagle Scout rank. The
purpose of NESA is to identify Eagle Scouts and to provide a manpower
resource for local councils. The primary objective of local chapters is
to guide Eagle Scouts of all ages into service within the local
NESA offers dozens of scholarships each year. Applications are available here and are due each January 31st.
Outdoor Personal Experience (C.O.P.E.) - C.O.P.E. comprises group
initiative games, low course (12 feet and under), and high course
activities (about 30 feet high). Some of the activities involve a group
challenge while others test individual skills and agility. Participants
climb, jump, balance, swing, and find many solutions to a variety of
activities. Group activities are ideal for emphasizing the patrol
method and developing leadership skills. The activities are not
designed to be competitive or to be a race against time. More
important goals such as leadership, trust, teamwork, self-esteem,
problem solving, communication, and decision making are emphasized.
C.O.P.E. is a summer camp activity and may be available during the off
season as well. Contact Denise Miller at the council service center to
inquire about off season use and fees.
Looking for Eagle Project Ideas? Contact: Esther Miller, MARC, Telephone: 334-281-6938 or e-mail Ms Miller.
Camp: Provides safe shooting sports training using the Patrol Method.
Scouts gain a National Rifle Association Basic Practical certification,
BSA merit badge qualifications and an opportunity to gain Pro-Marksman
status in the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification Program, the
second step to becoming a Distinguished Expert.