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Camp Horne Staff Reunion Scheduled for May 31, 2014!

Greetings former and current Camp Horne Staff members. We would like to let you know of an exciting moment in the history of Camp Horne that will occur next month. If you are unaware of the particular event, please allow this notice to inform you that Camp Horne is turning 90 this year!

As for anyone that has reached the golden age of 90, a grand party is being planned for May 31, 2014 for all current and former Camp Horne Staff members. We would like to invite all former staff members, their spouse and children to join the 2014 staff for a staff reunion and cookout.

Along with serving dinner, we hope to have some of the areas at camp open for you to experience as you wander around camp and reflect on your time at camp.

(Click Here) to find out more and download the registration form for this years event.



Support Scouting! “Bargains for Books” Community Garage Sale on April 19!

Leadership Tuscaloosa class of 2014 members (including BSA Scout Executive Ed Martin) are hosting a first-time venture to raise money for youth literacy initiatives in West Alabama.  “Bargains for Books” is a community garage sale that will take place on Saturday, April 19 at the Downtown Tuscaloosa YMCA at 2405 Paul W. Bryant Drive from 6:00am to Noon.  Come find great deals on clothing, household items and much more!  All proceeds raised at the garage sale will support youth literacy programs at the Black Warrior Council, Boy Scouts of America; the YMCA; and Tuscaloosa One Place. 

The Black Warrior Council will be using these funds to further promote Boys’ Life magazine to all Scouting families. Boys Life’ helps keep our boys engaged between outings AND makes reading fun! Each magazine offers stories of adventure, outdoor education, mind-stimulating games, and a story from the Bible. Many boys that receive Boys’ Life develop a love of reading and improve comprehension skills.

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If you wish to donate items to the garage sale, you may drop them off at the Downtown Tuscaloosa YMCA the week of April 14-18 from 1:00am to 1:00pm and from 4:00pm to 9:00pm daily.



Attention all Scouting families

The Black Warrior Council office and Scout Shop will close at 3:00pm on Friday, April 11 to conduct our quarterly all-staff meeting.  The Council office and Scout Shop will be open 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, April 12 in conjunction with our Eagle Scout Honor Day and BSA Alumni Reception, and then resume 8:00am to 5:00pm business hours on Monday, April 14.



New Council Bi-Monthly E-Newsletter

Beginning last month, the Black Warrior Council started sending out an “E-Newsletter”. The new newsletter will be sent out ever-other-week each month. One of the ongoing goals of the Black Warrior Council is to increase communication throughout the entire Council at all levels and this is just another way to accomplish this. Sign up today by sending an email to

New, Simplified Annual Health and Medical Record Now Available!

In preparation for the summer camp season, the Boy Scouts of America have rolled out a new, simplified annual health and medical record effective March 1, 2014. Thanks to many employees and volunteers who provided constructive feedback on how we could make the record easier to use while still collecting the information needed to make sure our Scouts are ready for their experience.

(Click Here) to download a copy of the new Health and Medical Record.


2014 Resident Camp Leaders Guides Available Now?

The 2014 Cub Scout and Boy Scout Resident Camp Leaders Guides are now available.

(Click Here) to download either the Cub Scout or Boy Scout Leaders Guides.


You can now enter your service hours at Please remember to update your districts, troops, packs and crews about the new site.

The link to program information is

2014 Journey to Excellence (JTE)

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and council Click Here! for more information or to download the 2014 unit scorecards.




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