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Last updated: Sept 13, 2017


Upcoming Council and Districts Events and Calendar

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CALENDAR

For the upcoming events in the Shelby District, visit the Calendar page.


UPCOMING TRAINING

BALOO/IOLS

What is BALOO?

BALOO is Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation. It introduces Cub Scout leaders to pack overnight camping. Whether you’re an experienced camper or an outdoor novice, BALOO has something to offer you!

This is an energetic training that covers everything you need to know to plan and run a pack overnighter. It’s more than just camping—it includes ideas for outdoor activities, games and ceremonies; information on selecting and using camping equipment; how to run a campfire program; and hands-on (er, paws-on) Cub Scout cooking demonstrations! In short, everything you need to know to make your pack overnighter a fun, successful event!

Why do I need BALOO?

Packs may hold overnight campouts, but at least one adult leading the outing must be BALOO trained. (Guide to Safe Scouting). You do NOT have to be a registered leader to attend… just interested in giving your Cub Scouts a great campout experience. Come learn better ways to prepare for a fun and safe outing that everyone (including YOU) will enjoy!

How do I sign up for BALOO?

Shelby District will host a BALOO/IOLS Training on September 16-17 at Oak Mountain State Park. For more info, please click here

Vulcan and Shelby District will host a Day of Training on September 30. For more information, please click here.

GAC will host a BALOO/OLS/NRA training on October 6-8 at Camp Jackson. More info to come


POPCORN

If any unit has any Show and Sell popcorn you do not think you will sell, please let Jay Elliott know ().  There are a few units in the Shelby District looking for more.


ALL SCOUTS

UAB Scout Day

Middle Tennessee State vs UAB

For more information, click here


Barber’s Motorsports Park – Scouts Needed for Flag Presentation

4-6 Boy Scouts needed to help with regular flag presentation for the Honda Championship of Alabama at Barbers Motorsports Park on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Will include tickets to the race.  If interested, please contact Hunter Pickett at .


CUB SCOUTS

Lion Cubs

For More information, click here


Cub Scout Safari

For more information, click here


Cub Haunted Weekend

For More information, click here


Rocket Academy

Birmingham Area – Hoover Met – October 14

For More information, click here


Birmingham Zoo Tours

The Birmingham Zoo is offering some special programs that are great for Cub Scouts. The programs are spelled out below. For more information, click here.

Questions/Registration: Carrie Brooks at 205-397-3864

Open Night ZooSnooze

Age: 5 and up
What: See the Zoo in a whole new light on an overnight adventure. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience with activities that could include an animal program, carousel ride, games and a night tour of the Zoo. Open Night ZooSnoozes offers opportunities to spend time with your group while also meeting new friends. These special programs are perfect for smaller groups who would like to attend but do not have enough people to meet the minimum Group Night attendance requirement. More details about Experiences can be found on the Zoo website. Pre-registration is required.
When:
September 8 7 pm – 7am Family & Friends (co-ed) Animal Show & Animal Training Experiences
September 23 7 pm – 7am Family & Friends (co-ed) Animal Show & Bat Discovery Experiences
November 3 7 pm – 7 am Family & Friends (co-ed) Animal Show & Animal Training Experiences
November 4 7 pm – 7 am Family & Friends (co-ed) Animal Show & Bat Discovery Experiences
Spring Dates available soon
Cost: $32/person

Twilight Tour

Ages: 5 and up
What: Spend a memorable evening at the Zoo with your group at a Twilight Tour. This evening program offers an intriguing view of the Birmingham Zoo’s nightlife with a variety of fun activities, highlighted by a flashlight tour through the Zoo. There is no minimum group size.
When:
November 4 from 7 pm – 10 pm Family & Friends (co-ed) Animal Show & Animal Training Experiences
Cost: $18/person


Boy Scouts

Delta Waterfowl Special Event

The Birmingham Chapter of Delta Waterfowl will host a unique opportunity for 50 Scouts at the Orvis Shooting Grounds at Pursell Farms on 16 September 2017. This is a Free Event!

This event will allow Boy Scouts age 12 and above to participate in a round-robin of Archery, Fly Fishing and Shotgun Shooting, taught by Orvis professional staff members. The Scouts will also be provided a lunch during the event.

There will be two sessions: First Session from 9:00 AM to Noon and a Second Session from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Each session will be limited to 25 Scouts on a first-come-first-serve basis, through the registration below. Lunch will be from Noon to 1:00 P.M. and will be served to the Scouts of both Sessions.
*Scouts that attend MUST bring their own Blue Card for the 3 activities if they wish to receive credit towards the corresponding merit badges.

*Scouts that attend will also be required to have their parent/guardian sign a waiver on-site.

To Register, click here


Shelby District Camporee – Save the Date

Save the date for The Shelby District Camporee which will be held 23-25 February 2018 at Brierfield State Park.  More details to come.


Jedi Academy

For more information, click here.


Camp Jack Wright 2017- 2018 Program

For more information, click here


ORDER OF THE ARROW

For all information on the Order of the Arrow (OA), please click here.


Barber Museum – Engineering Merit Badge

The Barber Museum in Birmingham, Alabama is now offering a program to fulfill the requirements of the Boy Scouts of America Engineering Merit Badge.  This program is on the move from start to finish and includes a hands-on Build-a-Bike activity, a tour of the largest motorcycle collection in the world, and a short film.  With stunning views of the Barber Motorsports Road Course, vehicle exhibits, and restoration shop, the museum offers a thrilling environment in which to learn about the field of engineering.
This opportunity costs $15 per Scout, and we ask that Scouts be prepared by reading the Engineering Merit Badge book prior to their troop’s scheduled visit. To show pride in your troop and demonstrate your participation as a scout, we ask that Scouts wear their uniforms.
Reserve a spot for your scout or their whole troop today!
The Engineering Merit Badge Program, sponsored by Yamaha and Big #1 Motorsports, will be offered at the Barber Museum on the following Saturdays at 10:00 am. Spaces are limited, so please contact us to reserve your spot.

o October 21st
o November 18th
o December 9th
o January 20th

If these dates do not work for you or your troop, please contact us to schedule an alternative date.
To reserve your spot, or schedule for a different day, please contact Jennifer Nelson or call her at 205-702-8713.

For more infomation on the Barber’s Museum, click here

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