About Mobile Area Council
The Mobile Area Council celebrates its 100th year of Scouting this month. It has gone through a lot change over the century and continues to proudly provide service and programs to over 1,500 registered youth and registered adult leaders in the Southwest Alabama counties of Baldwin, Clarke, Mobile and Washington.
National Statement on COVID-19
To our Scouting community,
As always, the safety of our Scouts, volunteers, employees and communities is our top priority.
As we monitor and adjust to the ever–changing Coronavirus pandemic, we must uphold our promise to help other people at all times. Today, that means continuing to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, which is now present in all 50 states.
Updated Guidance: The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) strongly advises that in-person meetings, activities, events and gatherings be suspended through April.
New resources to help you continue Scouting at home:
- Scouting.org/ScoutingAtHome – a webpage with an ever-growing list of resources to help our Scouting families and friends safely continue their adventures. Also check out #ScoutingAtHome and your council’s website for even more activities, ideas and helpful tips.
- COVID-19 FAQ – a webpage dedicated to answering your questions on advancement, internet safety, and the coming summer season.
We will continue to evaluate the ongoing situation and prioritize the safety of everyone involved in Scouting – youth, families, volunteers, employees and our communities. We realize these decisions are not without their challenges, and we thank you for helping meet the needs of our communities in difficult times.
The steps we are taking reinforce the many ways – big and small – that Scouting empowers character and leadership today and for generations to come.
COVID-19 Mobile Area Council Activity Update
There is no higher priority than the safety of our Scouts, Scouting families, and volunteers. Due to an abundance of caution and guidance from the Health Department, Center for Disease Control, State of Alabama, all district and council activities and events until further notice are postponed, or will be conducted virtually. Additionally, no utilization of council properties will be available during this time.
Below are the affected events for your review. All of the events have been postponed and are in the process being rescheduled. Once all events are rescheduled we will send out another correspondences with the updates. Please continue to seek this website for updates.
With regards to unit level activities, including meetings, outings, and other events, at this time Mobile Area Council offers the following guidance: While individual Scouting units and chartering organizations have the ability to determine whether or not their regular meetings and activities should continue, safety should be the number one priority. Please utilize guidance provided by your local authorities, school districts, and chartering organizations in determining whether or not to cancel your events.
Districts and Councils Events Postponed/Rescheduled
Participants paid fees to the postponed events will automatically be transferred to the rescheduled date. However, if you would like your paid fees to assist in off-setting another activity such as Summer Camp, Day Camp, Resident Camp, or Campout of the Century please contact the Council Service Center at 251-476-4600.
- Baldwin District Camporee – new date forthcoming
- Five Rivers Volunteer Recognition District Banquet – new date forthcoming
- OA Ordeal – new date forthcoming
- Baldwin Volunteer Recognition District Banquet (April 2nd) – Postponed
- Fiver Rivers District Roundtable-virtual – documentation will be sent out via constant contact
- Campout of the Century/Run of the Century – Rescheduled October 2-4
- Camp Maubila and all campouts – Camp operations and rentals closed until further notice
What can all Scouting members do to protect themselves and others
- Scouting members should take the same precautions they would for any common cold or flu.
- Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. *(Alcohol-based hand sanitizers with at least 68% alcohol content can work in a pinch, but they’re generally not as effective as soap and water).
- Hands should be washed before eating, after using the bathroom, and when you come inside from outdoor activities that caused hands to get dirty.
- Avoid touching your mouth, eyes or noses.
- Cough and/or sneeze into your elbows and not your hands.
- Distance yourself from anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Encourage Healthy Habits, like eating a healthy diet, exercising, and getting enough sleep.
- If you are sick, stay away from school, work, Scouts and others.
- If you have any symptoms of the virus, seek medical attention immediately and follow the advice of your medical professional.
Mobile Scout Shop
The Mobile Scout Shop will be closed until further notice for the safety of our staff and patrons. You can still go online for your Scouting needs.
Run of the Century
Join us during and after the race events for scout activities in the field at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park.
Our youth make an impact. Commissioners help all units in our council.
Record all community service hours to be counted in your district’s Journey to Excellence.
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