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BSA Greater Alabama Council
The Greater Alabama Council of the Boy Scouts of America administers scouting programs for northern and central Alabama. Headquarters are located in Birmingham.
It was formed in the 1990s through the merger of several smaller council units as part of an effort to save manpower and costs. The include the historic Choccolocco Council, Etowah County Council, Northeastern Alabama Council, Birmingham Council, Andrew Jackson Council, Muscle Shoals Council, and Tennessee Valley Council.
This BSA Council oversees implementation of scouting facilities, programs and leadership training in each local area. They depend on your generous donations.
Outsite Council Headquarters is the Eagle Scout Wall Monument -
Boy Scout Camps
Greater Alabama Council [#001]
516 Liberty Parkway, Birmingham AL 35242; 205-970-0251
2211 Drake Ave SW, Huntsville AL 35805; 256-883-7071;
Coosa Lodge #50
Order of the Arrow
The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). This Scouting Fraternity uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting. The society was created in 1915 as a means of reinforcing the Scout Law and to provide support to local scouting projects.
Each Council District has a chapter invested in the lodge.
Order of the Arrow - BSA Official Website - National Jamboree Events
OA Lodge Website - activities & calendar.
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GAC - Summer Camp
The main attractions for Camp Comer are the cool summer temperature, beautiful Lake Republic, rocks, and a mountain atmosphere. Camp Comer has outstanding programming and facilities and provides Scouts with five merit badge periods every day.
Camp Jack Wright
GAC - Traditional Camp
Camp Jack Wright is located in the Roupes Valley, adjacent to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. A beautiful nature area with great hiking trails, plentiful wildlife, professional orienteering course, horseback trailrides. Civil War museum and pioneer farm is located next door. Lots to do for both older and younger boy scouts.
GAC - BSA Primitive Camp
Now open on a limited basis to smaller size youth groups. Facilities will be primitive. There are construction and logging operation ongoing at the camp so there are still areas of the camp that are closed. You will be directed to areas where camping is allowed. Located in Jackson County in Northern Alabama.
BSA Primitive Camp - Walker Co [BWC]
Camp O'Rear is a 90-acre Scout camp located in Jasper. It is owned and operated by the Black Warrior Council as a primitive-style facility. Camp O'Rear is a beautiful facility and is one of the most diverse areas in terms of Alabama's wildlife and flora. This camp sits close to the Black Water Creek with a swinging bridge and plenty of areas for hiking, camping, and exploring.
GAC - BSA Summer Scout Camp
This Boy Scout Summer Camp located in east central Alabama is highly prized for its centerpiece 80-acre Lake Cross. Get wild with great aquatics activities like boating, kayaking, canoeing, swimming and the high-speed waterslide. Part of the Frank Spain Scout Reservation.
GAC Wilderness Retreat Center
This historic Boy Scout summer camp located in Lauderdale County, Camp Westmoreland, is one of the oldest operating camps in the Southeastern United States; it first opened in the 1920s. Camp Westmoreland ceased operations as a summer camp in the 1980s, but it is still widely used to this day for both council and district activities.
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Secrets of the BSA Outdoor Essentials
Pack Lean / Pack Smart! - Important tips on how to prepare scouting in the wild outdoors. The BSA Outdoor Essentials lists ten important items to always have on every wilderness adventure beginning with a with useful daypack. What will you bring?
Cheaha State Park
Highest Point in Alabama
Alabama's oldest state park and highest point in the state. Outdoor recreation includes hiking, mountain biking, a lake for swimming and fishing, and an observation tower at the highest point. Premium opportunity for a true Alabama High Adventure Trek.
The park is also completely surrounded by the Talladega National Forest which offers additional recreational resources, like easily accessible trails to waterfalls and more.
Talladega National Forest
Wilderness Camping & Trails
Covering much of the southern edge of the Appalachian Mountain, this forest has one of the most beautiful woodland areas in Alabama with many scenic vistas and trails. It is most noteworthy for is Fall Color Change in mid-Oct to mid-Nov and Spring Flower Bloom in March & April and many wild game species.
Pinhoti National Recreation Trail
335 Miles In Alabama & Georgia
The Pinhoti Trail is a long-distance trail, 335 miles long, located in the United States within the states Alabama and Georgia. The trail's southern terminus is on Flagg Mountain (the southern most Appalachian peak that rises over 1,000 feet) which is located near Weogufka, Alabama. The trail's northern terminus is where it joins the Benton MacKaye Trail / Appalachian Trail.
The Pinhoti Trail is a part of the Eastern Continental Trail and the Great Eastern Trail, both very long-distance US hiking trails connecting multiple states. Most of the Georgia Pinhoti Trail is in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Cathdral Caverns State Park
Massive Cave Complex
The first thing you notice about Cathedral Caverns is the massive entrance. The huge opening measures 126 feet wide and 25 feet high. And it gets even better. Inside the cavern, you will find Big Rock Canyon, Mystery River and some of the most beautiful formations Mother Nature has ever created. Among them, you will see Stalagmite Mountain, The Frozen Waterfall and Goliath, a huge stalagmite column that reaches the ceiling of the cave some 45 feet above!
This is Alabama's newest state park and includes remote backcountry campsites.
Less than 20 minutes away from Camp Sequoyah: - Anniston is home to several museums displaying historic military equipment from around the world ranging from Biblical times to the American Wild West and our modern era. Top of the list is the famous Berman Museum of World History. Nearby are the Museum of Natural History, US Chemical Corps Museum and US Military Police Corps Museum. See famous swords, guns, and flamethrowers. (Do you know what a WAC is?)
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Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park is located along the banks of the Tennessee River in Northeast Alabama. The park overlooks the majestic 69,000-acre Guntersville Lake and ranges over more than 6,000 acres of natural woodlands. The park has an 18-hole championship golf course, a full-service restaurant, a beach complex with a rental pavillion and ample parking, outdoor swimming pool for hotel, cabin, and chalet guests, fishing center, hiking trails, nature programs, and a day-use area. Modern campground and lakeview cottages on the lake, coupled with a resort lodge on the pinnacle of Taylor Mountain and chalets on the ridge-tops, provide a selection of overnight accommodations beyond comparison.
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One of NASCAR's fastest racetracks is located in Talladega Alabama. Each race takes place on a Sunday with supporting races and motorsports festival running the full weekend.
The Track is a Tri-oval and is most known for its steep banking and the unique location of the start/finish line - which is closer to turn one than at Daytona. The track currently hosts the NASCAR series such as the Sprint Cup Series, Nationwide Series, and the Camping World Truck Series.
Bankhead National Forest
Northwest Alabama Wilderness
The newly expanded trail system in the Bankhead National Forest added 82 miles of recreational trails to the 71 miles already in the Forest. Now, you can enjoy hiking, bicycle and horseback riding, and a trail for your all-terrain vehicle.
Primitive camping and hunting are also allowed in some areas. Popular hiking routes include the Sipsey Wilderness Trail and the Black Warrior Horse Trail.
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