Greater Alabama Council
The Greater Alabama Council (Council #1) of the Boy Scouts of America covers most of northern and western Alabama, including most of the Birmingham District. The Council's main office is located at 516 Liberty Parkway in Birmingham.
In the 1990s, the Boy Scouts of America restructured their organization to help reduce manpower. The resulted in many small councils across the country merging into larger ones. The Greater Alabama Council is one of these, having formed from the merger of three smaller councils, the Central Alabama, Choccolocco, and Tennessee Valley Councils, on January 1, 1998. The merged Council retained Choccolocco's council number (1), which it had originally received by being based in the alphabetically first city of Anniston in the alphabetically first state of Alabama.
The Greater Alabama Council is divided into 14 districts:
- Arrowhead District (Cullman, Lawrence, Limestone, and Morgan Counties)
- Birmingham District (Jefferson County)
- Cheaha District (Clay, Randolph, and Talladega Counties)
- Cherokee District (western Jefferson County)
- Choccolocco District (Calhoun County)
- Lookout Mountain District (Cherokee, Dekalb, and Etowah Counties)
- Mountain Lake District (Jackson and Marshall Counties)
- Mulberry District
- Sequoyah District
- Shelby District (Shelby County)
- Talakto District (Madison County)
- Three Rivers District (Blount, Etowah, northeast Jefferson, and St Clair Counties)
- Vulcan District (southern Jefferson County)
- Westmoreland District (Colbert, Franklin, and Lauderdale Counties)
- Henderson, Ed. (March 17, 2002). "Alabama Boy Scout Council History" . Scouting-E-zine, vol. 4, no. 6 . Accessed September 28, 2007.
- Greater Alabama Council . (September 16, 2007). Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Accessed September 28, 2007.
- Greater Alabama Council web site