Tukabatchee Area Council #005

Boy Scouts

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: 
  • Are physically, mentally and emotionally fit 
  • Have high degree of self-reliance as evidenced in such qualities as initiative, courage and resourcefulness
  • Have personal values based on religious concepts
  • Have the desire and skis to help others
  • Understand the principle of the American social, economic and governmental systems
  • Are knowledgeable about and take pride in their American heritage and understand our nation's role in the world
  • Have a keen respect for the basic rights of all people
  • Are prepared to participate in and give leadership to American society

Each spring the council and our Order of the Arrow lodge invite troops to camp to work on varioys camp improvement projects. Free lunch is provided and a free patch will be given to those that stay until at least lunch. 

Week 1- June 8th-14th / Week 2- June 15th-21st / Week 3 - June 22nd-28th
Register at the council service center. For more information visit Camp Tuk website.
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) 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 July 6th - 12th, 2014.  More info....

Philmont Scout Ranch
is currently used as a National High Adventure Base for the Boy Scouts of America. The dates at Philmont will be June or July 2014 and will be determined by adults attending. We are now accepting reservations for the 2014 trek.  Contact Leith Wilson at (334) 419-0567 for more information.

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 council.NESA offers dozens of scholarships each year. Applications are available here and are due each January 31st.

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience (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.

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. The next Rifle Camp will be announced at a later date.

Last Updated on April 8, 2015

Tukabatchee Area Council #005 , 3067 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36111, 334.262.2697
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