Shooting Sports at Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer and Venture levels have become more popular. We need a larger pool of National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Instructors in the Council.
To accommodate that need, the Council has now added to its schedule a course to enable Scouters to earn NRA Rifle and NRA pistol Instructor certifications.
To signup, please contact the council office at 850-576-4146 or stop by and see Billy or Bill at the Scout Shop and while you're there make sure to check out their complete selection of scouting needs!
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