Adult Training KnotsWhen leaders understand the why and how of Scouting, they provide a quality, fun-filled program for boys. It is often said, “Every Scout deserves a trained leader,” but it is also true that “Every leader deserves training.”

Completing training will not only make your job as a leader easier, but it will make it more fulfilling and will give you confidence as you fulfill your responsibilities.

How can I get trained?

  • Training Requirements – Everything you need to know to become fully trained for you position.
  • E-Learning – Take classes online to become fully trained
  • Live Instructor Training – The Vulcan District provides live training during the year. Follow the calendar to learn when the next training course is scheduled.
  • Round Table – Classes are taught during Vulcan District Roundtable. Visit the Roundtable page for more information

Where do I find training events?

If you are looking for a training event such as IOLS, SMLST, BALOO, Wood Badge and others, visit the Activities page and the Blog/News page. You can also search the Vulcan District training calendar.

Training and Other Adult Awards

District Award of Merit Nomination Form

Past Recipients of the District Award of Merit – Vulcan District

Cub Scout Awards

Scouts BSA Awards

Commissioner/District Awards

Please mail or deliver Award Forms to:

Christen Oswald
Greater Alabama Council
P.O. Box 43307
Birmingham, AL 35243

You can fax the forms to 205-970-0349 or you can email the forms to


Robert F. Calhoun Philmont Training Center Scholarship
This is an adult leader scholarship

The David D. Dowd III High Adventure Scouting Fund
This is a youth scholarship

Religious Emblems

The religious emblems program is administered by P.R.A.Y Publishing. Information on the program can be found on their website. You can also contact the Greater Alabama Council Religious Emblems Coordinator Kristin Massie for more information.

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