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Coming Attractions!


Introduction to

Outdoor leader skills


time, Date and location to be announced after calendar publication



This hands-on training program gives adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Imagine having hands-on knowledge setting up a campsite, pitching a tent, hiking, outdoor cooking – all the skills necessary to see the outdoor program of the Boy Scouts of America come to life.


Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, 2nd year Webelos Den Leaders, Venturing Crew Advisors and any registered leaders who will be camping with Scouts need to include this weekend of learning on their training agenda. Scoutmasters, you are not fully trained until you have attended IOLS. To attend Wood Badge, Scoutmasters, Assistant Scoutmasters, Committee Members need to be fully trained.


The course will be offered on Saturday and Sunday, at Camp Dexter Hobbs in August and March, at Camp Tukabatchee in September.  Registration is 7:30 a.m. and you must be ready to start the course by 8:00 a.m.  Please pre-register by attaching a check for $25.00 to the registration form and mail to the Council Service Center so that your registration is received NLT the Wednesday before the start of the course on Saturday: IOLS Training, Tukabatchee Area Council, 3067 Carter Hill Road, Montgomery, AL 36111.  Those registering after the Wednesday before the course starts or the day of the course will have an increase in the fee to $35.00. Upon early registration you will receive further instructions and a list of supplies needed or visit the Ecunchatee District website below to download the gear list. Please download the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record and have parts A and C filled out. Also include a copy of your insurance card.


For more information contact your District Executive at 334-262-2697 or 1-800-977-2688 or you can visit us online at or (for downloading camping gear checklist and directions to camp).   


Course director can be contacted by email or phone:


Kathy Smith -

Download OLS Registration Form Here





Date, Time and Location to be announced after Council Calendar publication


Cost:   $18.00 if pre-registered by Wed before the start of the course, $23.00 if registering after that(Includes lunch, snacks and handouts)


This is an energetic training that will cover everything a Cub Scout Leader needs to know to plan a fun 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; hands-on Cub Scout cooking demonstrations!  In short, everything you need to know to make your overnighter a fun, successful event! You will receive a notebook full of information. Bring a lawn chair and come have fun. Please download the Annual BSA Health and Medical Record and have parts A and C filled out. Also include a copy of your insurance card.


To register, complete the form below and get it to the Council Service Center.



For more information call us at 334-262-2697 or


Download BALOO Registration Form Here



Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course

What: The Wilderness and Remote First Aid Course is a 16 hour course based on the Boy Scouts of America Wilderness First Aid Curriculum and Doctrine Guidelines. This course certification is good for 2 years.

Where: Camp Tukabatchee

When: CPR.AED: Friday, May17, 2013      5pm - 9pm (if needed).

                WFA: Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:30am- 4:00pm    and   Sunday 8:30 am- Till complete

Why: This course is required for any high adventure activity by the BSA.  It is essential for troops who are involved in activities where you are further than 1 hour away from EMS. It also meets one of the requirements for the Ranger Award in the Venturing Program.

Who: The course is open to anyone aged 14 and over.

Prerequisites: Current certification in adult CPR/AED is required. A separate CPR/AED class will be held on Friday May 17, for those not holding current certification. CPR/AED Class cost is $10.00. If you are currently certified in CPR/AE, you must send a copy of your CPR card prior to attending the WFA class. If you need certification please contact coordinators Charlotte Bridgman or Chuck Maney.

Course: The WFA course fee is $60.00 which includes course materials as well as lunch and dinner Saturday and Breakfast and lunch Sunday. The class has a limited size and will be filled on a first come basis. After receiving your information and full payment, you will be fully registered for the class. The course is non refundable 30 days prior to training.

Click here to download registration form


Basic Leader Training

Who Should Attend?

  • All new cub scout, boy scout and venturing Leaders.
    All scout leaders taking on new positions in the pack,
    troop or crew.
  • All experienced Scouters who want to improve their
    skills of leadership.
  • All leaders who are interested in attending advanced training (Wood Badge). You must be fully trained for your position to participate in that course.
  • For more information or if you need training contact your District Executive at 334-262-2697 or 1-800-977-2688.

What is Basic Leader Training?
The New Basic Leader Training comprises two parts: New Leader Essentials for all unit-level leaders and Leader Specific Training, which is based on the
leader's unit-level position.
New Leader Essentials is an introductory session that highlights the values, aims, history, funding, and methods of Scouting. Position Specific Training provides the specialized knowledge a new leader needs to assume a leadership position.

These Positions include:

  • Tiger Den Leader
  • Den Leader
  • Assistant Den Leader
  • Assistant Scoutmaster
  • Crew Advisor
  • Assistant Cubmaster
  • Webelos Den Leader
  • Assistant Webelos Den Leader
  • Pack Committee Member
  • Pack Committee Chair
  • Troop Committee Member
  • Troop Committee Chair
  • Associate Crew Advisor
  • Crew Committee Member
  • Pack Trainer
  • Scoutmaster
  • Cubmaster

Go to the Program Flyer tab or Council / Distirct Calendar for training dates and locations.


Moccasin Gap is sure to be a wild ride

Plan an exciting fun filled adventure down the Coosa River with your group this Summer. Canoes with life jackets and paddles are available for rent at a minimal cost of $100.00 per trailer (this includes six canoes with jackets and paddles).

There are two full trailers available at the Alabama Power Company building in Wetumpka. Once you put in below Jordan Dam ride the rapids of the Coosa river down through the rocks of Moccasin Gap. Many groups get out here, have lunch and take a dip in the water. The its back in the canoes to ease one down the river to take out point (the boat landing in Wetumpka).

This canoe run is close, convenient, and makes for a full day of fun. To make your groups reservation or received more information contact: Denise Miller at 334-262-2697 or 1-800-977-2688.

Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience

The COPE course is an exciting program which involves a series of challenging outdoor activities. There are initiatives games, a high and low ropes course, a rappelling tower and climbing wall. The one day program includes several of these activities and lunch. Some of the events involve a group effort, while others test individual skills and agility.

Participants balance, swing, jump and think through solutions to a variety of challenges. Come test your groups skills and see if they live up to what you thought they may be.

The cost for a member is $35.00 per participant or a minimum of $300.00, which ever is greater. For a non-member the cost is $45.00 per participant or a minimum of $400.00, which ever is greater. Other packages and full COPE program are available.

To make your group reservations or receive more information: Contact Denise Miller at 334-262-2697 or 1-800-977-2688.

Masters of the Universe?  Time to rethink maybe?