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Webelos Bridging Ceremony

Webelos Bridging Ceremony - March 20, 2012

Webelos Bridging Ceremony at HCC from 7:45-8:15pm (following AoL Ceremony)

The passage from Cub Scout pack to Boy Scout troop should be smooth, with no time lost in between. By the time Webelos Scouts are ready to cross over, they and their families should be familiar and comfortable with the youth and adult leaders of the troop, their role in the troop and troop activities, and feel excited about beginning this new adventure. The Webelos Scout's graduation ceremony clearly signifies his transition to a new level of Scouting, and could include the presentation of the Boy Scout epaulets and a troop neckerchief.

Please join us for this celebration of transition!

Arrow of Light Ceremony

Arrow of Light Ceremony - March 20, 2012
Ceremony at HCC from 7:00-7:30pm following an abbreviated Den Meeting session

The highest award in Cub Scouting is the Webelos Arrow of Light award. It is the only Cub Scout badge that you can wear on your Boy Scout uniform.  The Webelos earning this award have worked on outdoor skills, physical fitness, and have learned more about citizenship and working with others. Upon completion of Arrow of Light, these scouts can bridge into a Boy Scout troop.

Please come and support your Webelos and celebrate with them in this significant achievement.

Winter Camp-In

Annual Winter Camp-In - March 3-4, 2012

2703 Battleship Parkway (Highway 90/98)
Just off Interstate 10, Exits 27 or 30

Advanced Registration Required

Ship Admission
  • Overnight scouts and male chaperones: $18
  • Females and non-overnight guests (ages 12 and up): $10
  • Females and non-overnight guests (ages 6 to 11): $5
  • Females and non-overnight guests (ages 5 and under): free

Optional Souvenirs

  • Scout T-shirt (overnight scouts only): $10.90
  • Patch (scout only): $3.27
  • Dog Tag: $8.18

Be prepared for the following costs

  • Dinner from Domino's
  • Breakfast (donuts or biscuits from surrounding restaurant)

Hotel information for Females

Female adults and female children will be asked to leave the ship at 8pm.  Your ticket stub will allow for readmission to the park 8am the next morning to rejoin the group.   The Best Western Battleship Inn has given us a Boy Scout discount for rooms.  2 Queen Bed, non-smoking, windows facing the battleship for $89 + tax.   Located right next door to ship for easiest convenience.  You may want to team up with other mom's and share the room cost ...

Transportation and General Info
Carpooling is certainly encouraged.  Individual arrangements should be made in that regard.

The ship has a bunk for each person that has a covered mattress.  You will need to bring pillows, sleeping bag or blanket,  toiletries, towels, pajamas, change of clothes, a duffel bag or equivalent, a flashlight and a camera (optional). 

Our drive is around 6 - 7 hours.   We need to arrive at approx. 3pm.  Check-In is between 3pm and 6:30pm.  There are not guided tours so the pack leaders will act as the leader of their group.  When we arrive we will check in as a group and plan our tours.  We can plan a time for dinner accordingly and order pizza from a surrounding restaurant.  The ship tends to do lights out at 8pm to conserve energy but curfew isn't until 11pm so flashlights are strongly advised.  We will pack up at 8am the next morning and take our gear to the cars.  We also are expected to gather our trash and take it out before we leave.  We will probably do breakfast for the boys from a surrounding restaurant and will have those details when we get there.  The ticket stubs of the females allow them to re-enter the museum at 8am the next morning to rejoin their Scout.  Any additional touring or souvenir shopping can be done then as well.

Blue & Gold Banquet

Blue & Gold Banquet - Feb. 25, 2012

The Blue & Gold Banquet is the "Birthday party" celebration for Cub Scouts.  Each year in February, we celebrate Cub Scouts, award Rank and other significant achievements, and generally have a good time.

This year's banquet celebration will be at Grace United Methodist Church on Feb 25 from 6-8pm and the theme is "Resourcefulness".

Food will be catered by Terranova's.  The boys will be providing the entertainment.  Each family should bring a 2-liter drink for each scout in their family.

Cost: $6 per person ($30 family maximum)

Pinewood Derby Pit Night and Race Day

Pinewood Derby Pit Night and Car Registration - Friday, Jan 27, 2012

Pinewood Derby Race Day - Saturday, Jan 28, 2012

The Pinewood Derby Pit Night and Car Registration will be Friday night, Jan 27, 2012 from 6pm to 8pm at HCC.
All cars must be registered during this time to be eligible for competition.

The Pinewood Derby Race Day will be Saturday, Jan 28, 2012.

Specific details TBA.  Come back and check for information soon...
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2012 Talakto District Open Rules.pdf 2012 Talakto District "Outlaw" Pinewood Derby Rules  
2012 Talakto District Pinewood Derby.pdf 2012 Talakto District Pinewood Derby Rules  
Scout Shop Workshops 2012 season.pdf 2012 Talakto District Pinewood Derby Workshop Flyer  

Pinewood Derby Workshop

Pinewood Derby Workshop - Jan 7, 2012

Our annual Pinewood Derby Workshop will be held Jan 7, 2012
from 10am-12pm
at Mr. Blake Reid's House
113 Kinsale Drive, Madison, AL 35757-7645

Mr. Reid has graciously offered his garage, tools, time, and expertise to host this event for the pack.
Rules, design ideas, map for Mr. Reid's house for the workshop, Scout Shop's workshop flyer, and more are below.

If you can't make the pack's workshop, the Scout Shop is also providing a workshop during time-frames below:
  • Saturday, January 7th: 10 am - 2 pm – Scout Shop Workshop
  • Saturday, January 14th: 10 am – 2 pm – Scout Shop Workshop
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Map to Blake Reid House.pdf Map to Mr. Reid's house  
pinewood_template.pdf Blank car template (draw your own)  
pwood_template.pdf Simple car plans  

Christmas Party

Pack Christmas Party - Dec 19, 2011

Our annual Pack Christmas Party will be held on Dec 19, 2011

Specific details and location TBA.  Check back for more information soon...

Scouting For Food

Scouting For Food - Nov 19, 2011

“Scouting for Food” is Scouting’s community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work.

Scouting for Food is a food collection effort carried out by Cub Scouts from your community. Food drives are organized through the Talakto district. Scouts canvas designated areas to collect plastic grocery bags filled with donated food. The bags are collected and carried to local food pantries, churches, shelters for the homeless, and other local agencies that feed the needy.

Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Through initiative and hard work, the Boy Scouts have developed a framework that can help local food pantries feed tens of thousands of needy local residents with emergency aid. It is up to the people of your community to make Scouting for Food a success.

Specific details and assignment of neighborhoods TBA.  Check back for more information soon...


*** Adult Leaders Only activity ***

Outdoor Leadership Skills for Webelos Leaders (OLSWL) &
     Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) Training - Nov 4 & 5, 2011

To get started, a pack leader needs to attend Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) training, which will provide your pack's outdoor activity leader with the tools to conduct a safe and successful overnighter.

Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders is designed to provide Webelos Leaders, Cubmasters, and interested Committee Members with the information and skills needed to conduct a successful Webelos outdoors program. Incorporating the adage "Scouting is Outing", the course is conducted out-of-doors. Outdoor skills of Cooking and Sanitation, Campfires, Knots, Woods Tools, Naturalist, Forester, First Aid, Geologist, Outdoorsman, Selecting Campsites, Tents, Bedding and Weather are taught in the program. The emphasis is on "Hands-on" training.

Where: Blue Water Springs Park. 1060 Opp Reynolds Road, Toney, AL

When: Fri. - Sat., November 4 - 5, 2011

Time: See attached flyer

Fee: See attached flyer

Click Here for Online Registration

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BALOO-OLSWL_4-5 Nov 2011 - r1.pdf Flyer for 2011 Fall BALOO / OLSWL Training  
Map to OLSWL_BALOO training 2011.pdf Map to 1060 Opp Reynolds Road (site of 2011 Fall OLSWL/BALOO training)  

2011 Fall Camporee

*** Webelos Only activity ***

2011 Fall District Camporee - Nov 11-13, 2011

The Rocket's Red Glare - A Salute to American Veterans

A joint camporee for Boy Scouts and Webelos I & II.

When: Fri. - Sun., Nov 11 - 13, 2011

Where: For the very first time - Mathew's Preserve, Harvest, AL

Times: Check-in, Friday evening, 4:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The registration fee for Scouts (Boy Scouts & Webelos) who stay the weekend is $10.00 before October 21st.
Saturday attendees (Webelos) only $5.00
Late registration after October 21st. is $15.00.

Early Registration can be made at the Scout Office.

See the leader's guide for all the camporee event info.
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2011 Talakto District Fall 2011 Leader's Guide.pdf 2011 Fall Camporee Leader's Guide  
Map to Matthews Preserve.pdf Map to Matthew's Preserve (site of Fall Camporee)  

Gem and Mineral Show

Oct 14-16 - 43rd Annual Gem and Mineral Show @ The VBC


All Cubs – Complete your Geology Beltloop and Pin
Webelos – Complete your Geologist Activity Pin
Boy Scouts - Work to earn your Geology Merit Badge

(Some requirements for these may need to be completed prior to the event to finish at the show or can be completed afterwards. The actual beltloops/activity badges/merit badges are not provided by the HGMS and may be purchased at the Huntsville Scout Shop.)

October 14 - 15 open 10am to 6pm
October 16 - open noon to 5pm
Von Braun Center

Would you like a den tour?
Contact Dianna O’Dell at: or 256-656-1271 to schedule your den.
All tours must be scheduled, 1st come, 1st served.
Spots fill up fast.

Scouts and siblings as part of the tour are $1.00.
Leaders in uniform and part of the tour are $1.00 (2 leaders per group).
All others are $2.00

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Gem and Mineral Show- Scout Opportunities 2011.pdf Gem & Mineral Show Flier  

Cub Haunted

Oct 8-9, 2011 - Session 2 @ Camp Comer

Cub Haunted is an overnight camp-out for Cub Scouts.  It is a weekend full of games, crafts, good food, hayrides, BB guns, archery, costume contests, and FUN for the whole family! The ENTIRE family is welcome to attend!

How do we register?
Registration will be limited, according to the Camp that you wish to attend. The registration deadline is one week prior to each session. You must attend the session for which you have registered.  On-line Registration: Cub Haunted Online Registration

How much does it cost?
The cost is $44.00 per cub and partner and $60.00 for 2 Cubs and partner. Additional family members are $20.00 each, (Children 5 and under are free). A $15.00 late fee will be added if you register after the deadline. The fee includes dinner, breakfast, program supplies and a Cub Haunted TShirt and patch for the Cub Scout. Pre-orders of T-shirts for adult sizes and non-Scout youth are available. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to purchase additional shirts for $10.00 each. 2X and 3X shirts are $12.00 each. For more information call 205-970-0251 in the Birmingham area or 256-881-7071 in the Huntsville Area. Pre-payment for the additional adult shirts and non-Scout youth is required by October 1, 2010.

What do I bring?
You will need the following items:
Completed BSA Health Form (Parts A and C), sleeping bag, personal toiletries, towel, wash cloth, rain gear, extra clothes, and spending money for the Trading Post. Optional items can include pillow, blanket, flashlight, and costume.

Sleeping accommodations
Two person canvas tents with cots and mattress are provided in each campsite. Adirondacks are available with four mattresses in the campsites as well. Availability is first come, first served. Please do not occupy an Adirondack if less than 3 people. Packs or individuals may bring their own tent. Campsites can not be reserved. Campsite seven is special needs/handicapped accessible for families with special needs.

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2011 Cub Haunted.pdf Registration Form  
34605_pack412.pdf BSA Medical Form (Pack 412 info filled in)  

Tiger Cub Safari

Date: October 2, 2011
Time: 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Cost: $5.00 for Cub Scouts and Family Members
Children 5 years old and younger free

Cost includes admission to zoo, patch for the Cub Scout, safari mask and special activities with zoo staff. Price does not include food, drinks, train or carousel. Train tokens and concessions are available at the zoo. Other Family Member price includes admission only to zoo. Due to limited space and parking availability at the zoo, NO WALKUP REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Registration deadline is by noon, Friday, September 30.
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2011-10 Tiger Cub Safari - BHM Zoo.pdf Registration Form  

Fishing Rodeo

Sept 24, 2011 - Madison County Lake

Cub Scout Fishing Rodeos will be held in several locations across the Greater Alabama Council in September 2010 for new and returning Cub Scouts to start off the Scouting year with an exciting outdoor activity. This will be a time for Cubs and their families to participate in a wide variety of activities focused around FISHING AND SCOUTING!! Packs are encouraged to use this as their first outdoor activity on their pack calendar in 2010.

Cub Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about and compete in casting competitions, meet local celebrities, and of course FISH! There will also be a special advancement area where Cub Scouts will be able to earn the Bobcat Award and Fishing Beltloop.

The fee is $10.00 for one Cub and one parent/guardian. The fee for two Cubs and one parent/guardian is $16.00. Other family members are encouraged to attend at a cost of $7.00 each. The fee includes lunch, program supplies, and an activ-ity patch (for the Cub Scout only). Please bring personal fishing equipment and bait. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to purchase additional patches for $2.00 each. PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED!

Map to Madison County Lake from HCC
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2011 Cub Fishing Rodeo Flier.pdf