Vulcan District (GAC)
Vulcan District, a district of the Greater Alabama Council serves youth in "Over the Mountain Communities" of Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills, as well as Southside, Forest Park, Avondale & Redmont (all Southern suburbs of Birmingham AL - Jefferson County).
District Roundtable meets on the 1st Thursday (6:30PM) each month at Southminster Presbyterian Church (on Hwy 31 in Vestavia Hills). Roundtable provides supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, training opportunities, and an enhanced network of contacts and other resources while also providing unit leaders with a voice in formulating direction at the district level.
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- Late February - District Camporee - camping and scout skills competition with hundreds of Vulcan District Scouts
- June - Cub Scout Day Camp - New Theme every year.
- Late August - District Advance-O-Rama - Master merit badge fair.
Visit the District Roundtable (above) to get more information about these and other scouting units in this area.
Cub Scout Packs
Cub Scouts holds weekly activities for youth ages 6-10. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours. Arrowhead District Day Camps are offered at Point Mallard Park in Decatur, Alabama and at Sportsman Lake Park in Cullman, Alabama.
- Pack 95 Shades Valley Lutheran Church (Homewood AL) - recruiting from Shades Cahaba Elementary, but all Homewood City cubs are invited to join.
- Pack 321 Bluff Park UMC ( Methodist Scouting) -
Boy Scout Troops
Boy Scouts- Weekly meetings / monthly outtings / annual summer adventure trips. Scouting builds life and leadership skills for boys ages 11-17. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.
- Troop 63 Canterbury UMC ( Methodist Scouting) - monthly outdoor events and summer hi-adventure excursions.
Venturing hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.
- Crew 2010 Canterbury UMC (Mountain Brook AL) - BSA Hi-Adventure Activities
Exploring Posts hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.
Sea Scouts hold weekly activities for youth ages 14-20. Most units are co-ed and have a venturing theme. Contact either the unit or it's sponsor to get more information back in 72 hours.
Parks & Recreation
- Wheeler NWR is a 35,000-acre wildlife refuge on the Tennessee River near Decatur AL. This wilderness of deep river channels and tupelo swamps is home to over 500 unique species of bird, fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. River treks, camping and hiking Trails.
Many of those locations offer discounts for scouting units and families :
- Camp Sequoyah - (Greater Alabama Council) - a 1,447 acres traditional camp in east central Alabama, near Cheaha State Park. Part of Frank Spain Scout Reservation and home of the Sequoyah Sidewinder.
- Camp Jack Wright - Primitive Camp: Located adjacent to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park with more than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation.
- Camp Comer - main attractions include the cool summer temperature, beautiful Lake Republic, rocks, and a mountain atmosphere.
- Camp Jackson - a 515-acre primitive camp located 5 miles east of Scottsboro on the Tennessee River at Jones Cove.
More local area camping opportunities can be found at the following:
This district is part of The Greater Alabama Council, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves youth members and volunteer leaders through Scout units in Central Alabama. It is a local council (#001) of the Boy Scouts of America, created in the 1990s through the merger of several smaller councils.