About Suwannee River Area Council

The Suwannee River Area Council’s goal is to provide a quality, dynamic program of learning and adventure that builds well-rounded young people. 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.

Important Cub Family Weekend Update!

After continually watching and tracking the weather for this weekend and after talking with many concerned Scouters – we believe the best course of action for our Scouts and families is to postpone the Cub Family Weekend.

Safety is our #1 Concern and we want our families to have the best experience possible and the current weather forecast will not allow us to do all the great things the CFW Committee and Staff have developed for this event

The new date will be November 15-17 in conjunction with the Training Extravaganza Weekend at Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation. So, good news is you can get trained while your Scout is having a great time at Cub Family Weekend.

We realize that some of your registered families will be unavailable for this new date, but recognize that you may have some families available to attend the new date that were unavailable to attend the original weekend. Please work within your unit to help organize the transfer of participating families with in your Pack and share this information with the Council Service Center.

Please share this information with all registered families within your Pack asap.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation – this is not an easy decision to make.

More information to follow as the new event date gets nearer.

Join Scouting!

We are excited that you are interested in joining the Boy Scouts of America! Scouting is open to all members of your family.  Both girls and boys can take advantage of all of the adventure and excitement available in the scouting programs!

The BSA’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.  By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises. 

Joining is Easy!

Whether you’re a parent of an elementary, intermediate or high school aged child, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America.  Choose the program that is right for your family and explore the links on our Join Scouting page to see the latest resources and updates.  Then click on map to the left to find a unit near you or call us at (850) 576-4146 and we’ll help you find the unit that is right for you!

Now Accepting Silver Beaver Nominations

Nominations are due in the Council Office by November 30, 2019

The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award that the Suwannee River Area Council can present to a volunteer Scouter. The award is made to registered Scouters of exceptional character upon the recommendation of the local council and with the approval of the National Council, Boy Scouts of America for noteworthy service to youth.  The award was established in 1931 by the then-National President Mortimer L. Schiff who was impressed with the success of the Silver Buffalo awards program, for service to youth and Scouting on the national level.
 
The Silver Beaver Award consists of a miniature Silver Beaver suspended from a blue-white-blue ribbon. The qualities of this ribbon and its colors are equally the qualities of those who are to receive this award. The ribbon is strong and closely woven and must support the beaver itself. So, too, must these recipients be strong in purpose and character, in devotion to Scouting and all youth, and in the love of adventure and the out-of-doors.

Help Fund Wallwood

Wallwood is both one of the biggest assets to Scouting in our area, and one of the biggest expenses. Each year it costs over $80,000 just to keep it open, and then it costs extra beyond this budget to fund the various programs and events that are hosted at Wallwood, as well as funds for any major improvements that need to be made.

 

This year, we have begun a campaign called, “Help Fund Wallwood”, to help raise the $80,000 and to keep the camp running to support the programs that we all know and love.   Will you help?

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Scouts BSA is Here!

Offering all of the Iconic Programs of the BSA to both Boys and Girls

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

2017 Annual Report Inforgraphic

Newly released, the Suwannee River Area Council Annual Report in the form of an InfoGraphic. Please click on the thumbnail above to download a full copy of the Infographic image, suitable for posting on websites, social media and sharing with your scouting families and potential families. We’re proud to be able to offer this new resource for the use of our local scouting family to be able to tell the story of scouting locally in a concise manner.

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!