June 12, 2020
The Digital Eagle: Weekly Talon
Welcome to the June 12, 2020 edition of the Digital Eagle: Weekly Talon! This is a weekly publication of the Greater Alabama Council, BSA to help keep you and your family on the Scouting Trail.

Update on BSA Financial Restructure
 
You may have seen in the news some updates on the BSA Finance restructure and Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.  So we wanted to provide you with an update.  As many of you know the national organization of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy to achieve two key objectives: equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue to carry out Scouting’s mission for years to come.  Our council, the Greater Alabama Council The Greater Alabama Council is a separate 501(c)3 operating as a financially separate organization. The Greater Alabama camps, Volunteer Service Center and finances are owned and controlled by the Greater Alabama Council. 
 
You may in the near future get a notice from the BSA or see advertisements on TV, Radio and print media that is part of the bankruptcy process to identify any claimants.  The links below have more information for you on these notices and other resources. that you may find helpful.  Thanks so much for your continued support and leadership of Scouting.

Help a Hero and buy them a Camp Card!

Help us help those who are leading the charge in the fight against COVID-19! Purchase a Camp Card for our local heroes who are working tirelessly to take care of our communities during this difficult time. Paramedics/EMS, Nurses, Police Officers, and Firefighters, could all use some appreciation during these times and receiving a Camp Card is just a small way that we can all say thanks! To purchase a card, just click the button below.
 
Every card you purchase will be personally delivered by a local Scout to a local Alabama hero while maintaining current health and safety guidelines.
Camp Connected Registration is OPEN

We shop online, receive our news from online sources, go online for entertainment, and stay connected to friends and family through online social media. So why not camp online? The Greater Alabama Council is pleased to offer a unique summer experience for Scouts BSA participants focused on fun and learning.

Camp is about making new friends, discovering adventure, building memories, and of course advancement. Camp Connected brings you those incredible experiences of camping and places them right in your home from the comfort of your favorite chair. With Camp Connected the fun of camp is just a click away.

Camp Connected will feature over 30 merit badge offerings you can choose from. Scouts can take 4 merit badges per week, participate in virtual campfires, flag programs, online activities, digital contests, and more.

Two Weeks have been scheduled for this 21 st century camping adventure:
June 14-18
June 21-24  
Cub Adventure Boxes: Reserve yours today!

The best part of Scouting is the outing, and the best part of Cub Scouting is the Day Camp! We're pleased to announce our Camp in a Box Kits! These kits are tailored to your Scout's rank and needs! Each kit will ensure your Scout will have the tools and materials needed to work on both Core and Elective adventures, and that's just for the "Day" option!

The Overnight Kits contain additional advancement supplies, PLUS tools to help make your campfire a big hit!

Advancements that your Scout will have the chance to earn in the standard Daytime kit:

Tigers: My Tiger Jungle, Tigers in the Wild, Tiger Safe and Smart, Sky is the Limit

Wolf: Call of the Wild, Paws on the Path, Running with the Pack, Grow Something, Collections and Hobbies

Bear: Bear Necessities, Furs-Feathers-Ferns, Bear Goes Fishing, Super Science

Webelos: Stronger-Faster-Higher, Webelos Walkabout, Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks

Arrow of Light: Outdoor Adventure, Scouting Adventure, Adventures in Science, Earth Rocks

Last day to order your boxes: June 24th!
Now Accepting Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest honor that a Council can bestow on a volunteer Scouter. This award recognizes continuous service to youth over a sustained tenure in the Boy Scouts of America. The Silver Beaver Award was introduced in 1931 and is a council-level distinguished service award. The award is given to recognize registered Scouters of exceptional character who have provided distinguished service within a council.
To nominate an individual or individuals for the Silver Beaver, please work with your District Executive, and submit all nominations to the Council through them. The nomination form as well as information on the Districts of the Greater Alabama Council can be found in the links below.
Camp Card Sale Update!

The 2020 Unit Camp Card Sale ends on July 8th! Units need to return all remaining cards and money to the Council Office by July 8th.

For more information, contact your District Executive.
Summer Job Opportunity!

Did you or a Scout you know lose their Summer job because of COVID-19? Pradco Brands is looking for excited and energetic summer workers for their Distribution Center! With the possibility of earning nearly $7,000 this summer alone, this opportunity could even lead to a career in Supply Chain Management! To learn more, please click on the button below.
Looking for ways to help keep the Scouting adventure going at home? The Greater Alabama Council has put together a web page where you can find 30 Day Challenges, Helpful hints and activities, and more! To access the page, just click on the button below and keep on Scouting!
Huge Clearance Sale going on now in both shops with additional 20% off all your favorite items!
*20% off sale does not include uniforms, advancements or gift cards.
Additional 20% off sale runs now until June 6 th .
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Updates on the Order of the Arrow
The National Order of the Arrow Committee is pleased to announce "Momentum", a national training event at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, August 3-8 of 2020. For more information, please follow the Momentum link below.

To stay up-to-date on all the latest with Coosa Lodge, follow the links below!
GET TRAINED!
Every Scout Deserves a trained leader!
The Scouting program thrives with trained leaders, like you! Now is a great opportunity to refresh your skills, learn new methods, and update your training on things like Weather Hazards or Youth Protection Training. Click on the image to the left or the button below to take part in training that will help you be the best leader for our Scouts.