Re: Scouts in Alabama
Larry Jones (lwjones@GULFTEL.COM)
Sun, 30 Jun 1996 08:23:58 -0500
>Hey you great Scouters in Alabama,
>I am just passing thru your great state, and was wondering what is the
>Scout place off I-459 in Birmingham, looked like off Liberty parkway?
>Looked like there was a Statue of Liberty (with torch burning) and
>a beautiful Scout building.
Not being from Birmingham, I may miss some of the details. What you passed
was the Central Alabama Council's service center. It is a 15,000 sq. ft.
building built in Liberty Park. It is built partially underground. I believe
that the land was given to them by Liberty National Life, an insurance company
based in the Birmingham area, hence the copy of the Statue of Liberty. A few
year's back, when they had the Grand Opening of the building, they held a
Council Camporee to coincide on the grounds. If my memory serves me, they had
some bad weather to spoil things. There was a write-up in either the Scouter,
or Boys Life (bad memory) telling all about the event.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City