The Digital Eagle

Welcome to the March 2023 edition of the Digital Eagle.

This is a monthly publication of the Greater Alabama Council, BSA.

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Safety Moment- Shooting Sports Program

The BSA teaches our Scouts to be safe and responsible with firearms. All adults leaders should be familiar with the rules and regulations required of these programs. Including age-appropriate guidelines, both NRA Certified Instructors and Range Safety Officers, eye and ear protection, and most programs are limited to Council camps & programs. Please ensure you follow the rules and keep our Scouts SAFE.

2023 American Values Luncheon

We invite you to join us on Thursday, April 27th for the 2023 American Values Luncheon hosted at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center. Come join us for lunch and hear from our keynote speaker, Auburn University Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl! To learn more about the event and to reserve your seat, contact Heather Mayfield at 205-970-0251

Register for Scouts BSA Summer Camp

Scouts BSA Summer Camp is just 6 months away and we hope that your Troop will consider spending a week with us at either one of our AMAZING Summer Camps! Both Camp Comer and Camp Sequoyah offer a mountain-top Scouting experience! Visit our website for more information. Submit your troop's reservation online today.

Summer Camp Staff 2023- we want YOU!

Attention Scouts (14+), we're looking for Camp Staff-apply today! Make new friends! Spend your summer in the great outdoors! Teach merit badges! Lead camp programs! Provide selfless service! Gain leadership skills and undertake meaningful challenges. Camp Staff is a life changing experience that you won't want to miss!

Cub Adventure Weekend 2023

Attention all Cub Scouts! Join us on a Knight's Quest at Cub Adventure Weekend held at Camp Comer April 28-30! Shooting Sports, Fishing, Games & Activities! Enjoy the beautiful spring weather making Scouting memories! Attendance is limited, save your spot today!

Camp Cards

Looking for extra funds to support your Scouting adventures? A Camp Card sells for $10 with a 50% commission, giving Scouts plenty of opportunity to fund their summer adventures! Cards are now available! Contact your District Executive for more info or to get cards!

Camp Comer- New Leadership!

We are pleased to introduce Duane Southers as the 2023 Camp comer Director and Angie Southers as the 2023 Camp Comer Program Director! Duane has been with the Council for seven years as a Camp Ranger, and Angie has been running Council-level programs for more than a decade. With their combined skills and experience, we have no doubt that they will deliver an exceptional program at Camp Comer this summer!

Save the Dates and Reminders:

Visit our Activities & Programs page for more information.

All Scouts are welcome to attend any Merit Badge Day or advancement event hosted by any District. Click Here for all Scouts BSA merit Badge Days

  • Shelby District Merit Badge Day on April 8th

National Youth Leadership Training

NYLT is a six day, five night course that provides Scouts (13+ in age) with methods, skills and experiences to become better leaders in their unit.

Summer NYLT Course: June 25-30 at Camp Westmoreland.

Woodbadge 2023

Woodbadge is the best and most advance leadership training course offered in Scouting. It will provide you with the tools to be a superior leader in every aspect of your life. The course is especially helpful to those who are new to Scouting.

March 24-26, April 22-23 at Camp Comer

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills-


Vulcan District is hosting an Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills course on April 15-16 at Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook. This course will help prepare Scouts BSA leaders, Venture Crew Advisors, and anyone interested to deliver a quality outdoor program for Scouts. Registration is now open for this course.

Powder Horn

Powder Horn is a High Adventure Resource Management Course open to all Scouting Adults and Youth age 14+. Participants will learn the necessary skills to oversee a high adventure program and learn of local resources available for your group’s program. 

Oct 6-8, Nov 3-5 at Camp Jackson and Camp Comer.

Spring Pow Wow 2023

Make plans to join Coosa Lodge at Camp Comer March 17-19 for Spring Pow Wow! This fun-filled weekend is open to Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturers, and Sea Scout Ships. Cub Scouts will be able to take part in the 2nd Annual Moonlight Moon Rock Hike! To learn more, Click Here.

Lodge History Virtual Cracker Barrel

Join us at 8pm on the 4th Thursday of each month for a Virtual Cracker Barrel to learn about our lodge's history followed by a group discussion. Follow us on Facebook or join our email list. Bring your best Scout Spirit and your own snacks!

Information Flyer

Logo OA order of the arrow

2023 Spring Induction Weekend

All newly elected Candidates for the Order of the Arrow and existing Coosa Lodge members are encouraged to attend the Spring Induction Weekend on May 5-7 at Camp Sequoyah. We invite you to join us as we help prepare Camp Sequoyah for the 2023 Summer Camping season. Registration will close on Sunday, April 30th. Check-in at camp opens at 6pm and will close at 11pm.

OA Events and Reminders:

Visit the Coosa Lodge Website


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