Suwannee River Area Council
Proudly serving Florida and Georgia for over 90 years
Recharter/Training Requirements Please take note!
For a few years now, it's been the policy of our council that all "direct contact" leaders be trained in the position that they are registered. Direct contact leaders are those registered adults who come into direct contact with our youth as a part of their registered volunteer role. i.e Den Leaders, Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Venture Leaders etc
Starting with the recharter at the end of this year, the "top leader" in each unit, these are Cubmasters, Scoutmasters, and Venture Crew Advisors are REQUIRED to be fully trained in that position before their unit can re-charter.
But, don't fret! There are still 2 opportunities for most leaders to obtain the training that is required. Cub Scout Leaders can get the training in Crawfordville on 11/12 and Boy Scout Leaders can get the training at Winter Camp in December.
Cub Scout Leader Training at Crawfordville UMC!
November 12, 2016
This will be the last opportunity for Cub Scout Leader Training in 2016. So, if are not specifically trained in the position that you're registered in, please take note and attend this training. We will have training for all levels of Cub Scouting, from Den Leaders to Cubmasters and Committee members.
This is FREE Leader Specific Training for any new or returning Cub Scout Leader: You will complete all the course requirements to earn the “Trained Leader” designation if you have already taken Youth Protection (available at my.scouting.org). Please bring proof of Youth Protection Training - print a certificate from the YPT site.
We will also be offering BALOO training, which does have a nominial cost of $15.00. For all of the details, please CLICK HERE
for the flyer for this training.
Boy Scout Winter Camp - December 27-30, 2016 at Wallwood!
Registration is now open! Come join us at Wallwood for cooler temperatures, great fellowship, and a unique assortment of merit badges. A record 27 merit badges are offered by our expert adult instructors, many of which cannot be found at summer camp. Come earn up to 6 merit badges from a wide assortment that includes nuclear science, robotics, chess, coin collecting, American heritage, traffic safety, aviation, soil and water conservation, public health, entrepreneurship, communication, crime prevention, environmental science, welding, plumbing, camping, forestry, and many more.
For adults, we will be offering both of the required training for Scoutmasters and their assistants: Scoutmaster Basic Training and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills.
So come take advantage of this great opportunity to be productive and have fun in the great outdoors during the holiday break. Sign up soon before some of the classes reach their limit. Registration closes on December 9.
CLICK HERE for the 2016 Wallwood Winter Camp Leader's Guide and registration information can be found on
Wood Badge - Scouting's Premier Training Course
Coming to Wallwood in 2017! March 31- April 2 and April 21-23
Wood Badge is the BSA’s training course for adult leaders, and it’s for new and experienced Scouters alike. Wood Badge is held every two to three years in our council and is conducted over two three-day weekends. In Wood Badge participants expand their base of knowledge and skills required to provide a complete and rewarding scouting experience to the youth that we serve.
Is Wood Badge a stress-free vacation? No.
But for a vacation that tests your limits, gives meaning to your time spent in Scouting and makes your job as a leader easier, just say yes to Scouting’s pre-eminent training course for adults.
Your deluxe six-day, all-inclusive Wood Badge experience comes with decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and helpful staff and a guided tour through the entire Scouting program from Tiger Cubs to Venturing. And the price? Less than a single night costs at that fancy resort with the pool.
Wood Badge is expertly designed to stress you out, tie you in knots and take you on the same emotional roller coaster we put our Scouts on as they advance in the program.
In other words, you might not leave Wood Badge feeling relaxed, but you’re guaranteed to be recharged and ready to tackle any problem your Scouts throw your way. And it just might be the most fun you’ll ever have as a Scout leader.
For more on why you should attend Wood Badge training, see the following Scouting Magazine BLOG article
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation, in Quincy, FL!
Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation lies on a tract of land over 600 acres in size along the shore of Lake Talquin in Gadsden County, Florida. The name Wallwood comes from the principal donors of the land, Dr. Charlie K. Wall and his wife Margaret. They donated 476 acres to the Suwannee River Area Council in 1962, and the remainder came from the State of Florida and the Pittman family. Wallwood started summer camp operations at Wallwood in 1966, moving from the former Camp Semialachee.
For decades, generations of scouters have enjoyed learning about the outdoors through spending time at this camp. The education of youth from experiencing first hand knowledge in this outdoor natural environment is what scouting is all about, but our scouts only use this property for a portion of the year. The camp is also open for rental by non-scouting groups during the balance of the time.
Wallwood and its 600 acres has so much to offer youth and adult group activities from all over the region. Come out and see the camp and enjoy it's many amenities. From the canoes and row boats at the classic camp water front on Lake Talquin to the heart of camp centered around the flag pole with large cafeteria, trading post/store (snacks and ice-cream), first aid building, headquarters lodge, outdoor church, crafts hut and amphitheater. On the north side of the property a rifle range, shotgun range, ropes course and repelling tower.
With so much to offer, Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation should be your destination, when looking for an outdoor setting for your next group activity, whether for a day, weekend or a week!
For more information about using our camp facilities, please contact our office at 850-576-4146
The Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on January 22 1924. Since then it has been our honor to instill in the youth we serve the character, values and traditions that make Boy Scouts of America stand apart in the crowd. Thirteen counties throughout south Georgia and north Florida are served by Suwanee River Area Council. If you are not involved in Scouting today please let us know how we can serve you!