Alibamu Lodge is happy to announce we will be hosting a council camporee April 6-8, 2018 at Camp Tukabatchee! The last time the lodge hosted a camporee was in 1998. Go ahead and put this on your troop calendar now. We hope to see you there!

The leader’s guide is available here.

Fall Hangout

This year we will be introducing a new event, Fall Hangout. Expect to arrive on Friday October 27th, Fall Hangout will be a one night event, where we will stay at camp overnight. You can expect fun, games (indoor and outdoor), candy, food, an onsite pumpkin carving contest, a costume contest. This event will be free. Please RSVP to Lodge Chief Logan Bozeman at alibamu179@gmail.com, if you can make it out. This is an event you will not want to miss, so if you want to have a great time come to Fall Hangout.

Also, we have been asked to stay Saturday and Sunday to help out with the Cub Scout Spookoree weekend two. This will be an opportunity to buy a lodge service flap for two dollars each. We will be working in the dining hall for the weekend. We hope to see you all there for a weekend of fun and service.

Pilgrimage Ordeal, Banquet, & Riverwalk Service

The Pilgrimage Ordeal is 8/11-13 at Camp Tukabatchee. The late fee deadline is 8/4. Be sure to register by then. We have a lot of good projects lined up and a lot of Ordeal candidates. Please arrive by 6:15pm on Friday if possible so you’ll be able to join us at the banquet.

 

Our annual awards banquet is going to take place at dinner on Friday night of the Pilgrimage. That should start about 6:40pm. This won’t be as formal as our traditional banquets. We hope to hold a regular, formal banquet next year. We’d like for you to attend the entire weekend, but if you cannot we’d like to see you for the banquet and pre-Ordeal ceremony. The fee for this is $5.

 

You can register for both the Pilgrimage and banquet HERE and online. Banquet is INCLUDED with your Pilgrimage fee so do not pay for both.

 

Also, the council is holding a back to school, back to Scouting party at the Montgomery Riverwalk Amphitheater on 8/1 at 6pm. The lodge has been asked to provide 15-20 guys to help run the event. If you’re able to help please reply to this email letting us know. Those who staff the event will be eligible to buy one of our service flaps ($2).

It’s a Sod Party!

The volleyball court got it’s first real use this month at Indian Winter. Now it’s time to finish, finish the court. Weather permitting, we’re planning on laying the sod around the court March 4th from 8:00am until late. If we get 15+ guys there we should be able to do it that day. If not, we’ve got to finish Sunday the 5th. Spending the night Saturday will be an option. The lodge will provide food for the weekend. If you can come please RSVP to Alibamu179@gmail.com by March 1 so we have enough food.

We’ll have our new service flaps that weekend. If you work 4+ hours you can buy one for $2. If you stay until Sunday you’ll be able to buy an additional flap. We hope to see many of you that weekend to finish, finish this project.

Gathering Trading Post Date Extended

The Gathering trading post ordering deadline has been extended to February 15. If you’d like to place an order please be sure to get yours in by then. The registration forms have been updated.

Don’t miss out on this great Habitat for Humanity patch. The net proceeds from the sale of this patch will go to the Habitat for Humanity organization that serves the area around Camp Lumpkin.

The 2017 Gathering (conclave) is April 21-23. The late fee begins March 31, but we’d like for you to register way before then.

Register at the council service center or online.

Indian Winter

The SR-9 2017 Indian Winter will be held at our wonderful Warner Scout Reservation! Partnering with SR-9 we are working to plan a great event. We are expecting over 150 Arrowmen from across our section and will need many of you to help staff this event. Our goal is to have 40+ Alibamu members present. We have a committee for everyone: dance, training, transportation, facilities, and dining hall. We need everyone to work for just a few hours. The rest of the weekend you’ll be a participant. The focus of the weekend is American Indian activities, but there’s also fellowship and other OA training topics. Be on the lookout for more information in newsletter that comes out the week after Fall Fellowship. Indian Winter will be on February 3-5. Register via Snail mail or Online

2017 Annual Awards Banquet

With 2016 almost over it is time once again for our annual banquet. Join us January 7 at 6:30pm at Aldersgate UMC in Montgomery as we celebrate our accomplishments in 2016 and see what Mac has planned for us in the upcoming year. At the banquet, we will recognize all of our award recipients for the year and spend the night enjoying great fellowship and food. Poppy seed
chicken is on the menu again so no need to bring any dishes. Please register by January 2 to make sure we have enough for everyone. The 2017 LEC is looking forward to seeing many of you there!

Register online or by snail mail or at the council service center.