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Westmoreland District (Greater Alabama Council)

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Westmoreland District, a district of the Greater Alabama Council is the northwestern most District in Alabama where it serves Boy Scouts in encompasses Franklin, Colbert, and Lauderdale Counties, including The Shoals metropolitan area and surrounding communities.

District Roundtable

District Roundtable meets on the 1st Thursday, 6:30PM, each month at First Methodist Church of Florence (415 North Seminary St, Florence, AL 35630). 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.

District Calendar

Upcoming Events:


Registered Units

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.

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.

Venturing Crews

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.

Exploring

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

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.


Scouting Attractions

Parks & Recreation

  1. 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.

Local Attractions

Many of those locations offer discounts for scouting units and families :

Government Agencies

Local Camping

  • 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.
  • Camp Westmoreland - CLOSED: a historic Boy Scout summer camp located in Lauderdale County. This is one of the oldest operating camps in the Southeastern United States; it first opened in the 1920s. Ceased operations as a summer camp in the 1980s.

More local area camping opportunities can be found at the following:

District History

Westmoreland District is named after Camp Westmoreland, a historic Boy Scout summer camp located in Lauderdale County.

Camp Westmoreland's old Order of the Arrow lodge was once home to Kaskanampo Lodge 310, which merged with Coosa Lodge 50 in the year 1999.

Westmoreland District was once a part of the Tennessee Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America before this council was merged with two other councils to form the Greater Alabama Council.

GAC Council

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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.

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