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, and more. 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 to help out with the Cub Scout Spookoree weekend two. This will be an opportunity to buy a lodge service flap. 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. More info on this event will be posted at a later date.
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
. 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).
Merit Badge Day 2017 is September 23. Visit the MBD page for more information.
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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.
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
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.
The 2017-2018 lodge calendar is now available on our calendar page.
At the 2016 Fall Fellowship, the lodge rules were amended to change our program year to a school year calendar. The brothers who were elected will serve 6 month terms. We’ll hold elections again in May and those officers will return to a normal 12 month term.