Welcome to the official home page of the Tukabatchee Area Council
|2013 Journey to Excellence Scorecards Now Available Online!|
The new 2013 Journey to Excellence scorecards for packs, troops, teams, crews, ships, posts, districts, and councils that were given out at the recent Top Hands Conference in Phoenix are now online. Simply click here and look for the box labeled "2013 Scorecards."
Also new for this coming year is a scorecard for Explorer posts, created in conjunction with Learning for Life.
| The BSA is putting Scouting on the map all across the nation!
As part of the BeAScout initiative, the Boy Scouts of America will have it's
own joining Web page with information on Scouting, plus an actual Google map application
that will help potential Scouts and their parents find packs, troops, and crews in their communities.
Put your unit on the map. Here's how!|
For a Power Point presentation of the BeAScout Initiative (it's best to print the presentation as "notes pages") click here.
Unit Leaders! Update your unit's information on the BeAScout web page..here's how.
|National Jamboree 2013 is fast approaching! The National Jamboree to be held July 15-24 2013, will be held at its' new permanent location, Summit Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve. Loocated near New River Gorge, West Virginia, this newest BSA High Adventure Base is the perfect place to kickoff Scoutings" next century! Get more information here! Registration is a two step process. Instructions are included on the Fees Page. For the latest information about the Jamboree, click here.|
|Hiking Trails open at Camps! Work was recently completed on two hiking trails at Camp Tuk and at Camp Hobbs. Now hikers have a choice of the 5 Mile First Class Trail at Camp Tukabatchess or the shorter 2.4 mile trail at Camp Hobbs! Download a map and written directions here.|
|Cub Scout Leaders and Parents! Get all the information about our 2013 spring and summer program here!|
|The BSA Tour Plan is new-
The new Tour Plan produced by BSA takes the place of the old "Tour Permit" used by BSA and this council for many years. The Tukabatchee Area Council will fully implement the new Tour Plan and procedures effective January 3, 2012. Additional information regarding the new Tour Plan can be found at Scouting.org.
When do I file the Tour Plan with the Tukabatchee Area Council office?
| Notice Regarding use of Camp Hobbs or Camp Tukabatchee|
In recent weeks some scout units and individuals or families have arrived at camp unannounced and without a camp use permit. Situations of this type present difficulty for those assisting at camp like our campmasters and Camp Ranger and also create concerns related to those campers who have pre-planned their weekend outings. While our camps and camp properties are available for our members most weekends this is not always the case and in some instances the entire property is reserved. We must assure that ALL those who go to camp first follow the procedure of completing and submitting a camp use permit. Permits for camp use and instructions for filing permits may be found on this website. Please help us make the outdoor experience the best possible by following the prescribed rules.
|Review the latest changes to the Youth Protection Policy here!|
| Unit Recharter Fees Increase!|
The unit charter fee will increase from $20.00 per unit to $40.00 per unit effective with units due to re-charter in December 2012 or any unit that re-charters after January 1, 2013. Unit charter fee titles will change from "charter fee" to "unit shared liability insurance fee".
The change in charter fees is the first in more than a decade and has become necessary due to rising costs of liability insurance and increased claims. To help hold these costs as low as possible please follow close the "Guide to Safe Scouting" and also assure all adults working in your unit have completed necessary trainings like Youth Protection Training, Hazardous Weather Training and similar.
| BSA LEAVE NO TRACE TRAINING We will be holding a Leave No Trace Trainer Course on February 9-10, 2013 beginning at 8 AM
at Camp Tukabatchee. |
The fee is $40.00 due ASAP. Skip Essman, State Advocate, is the point of contact. You can reach Skip at 334-324-0339 after 9 AM or email,or Rob Pinkston (334)399-1135 or email. Gear: what you would normally bring on a backpacking or car camping trip. Food will be provided. Please conttact Skip or Rob with any questions.
Anyone attending this training will be certified as a Leave No Trace Trainer at the National Level. If you are a registered Scouter you may also serve as Leave No Trace Trainer at Boy Scout Summer Camp.
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