Council Recognition Banquet, April 8

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council will hold its annual Recognition Banquet beginning at 6:30 p.m. April 8 at Busch Garden’s Gwazi Pavilion. In addition to celebrating the achievements of the previous year, the Council will recognize those volunteers who went the extra mile in their support of Scouting. Districts will present Awards of Merit…

Scouts and presidential inaugurations have a long, fascinating past

Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration used Scouts to provide first aid. Franklin D. Roosevelt requested Eagle Scouts for his personal honor guard. Ronald Reagan’s team invited two Boy Scouts inside on the coldest Inauguration Day ever, and Bill Clinton’s team picked an Eagle Scout to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. For more than 100 years, Boy Scouts and Explorers have performed a patriotic duty…

Adams’ Award Nominations Due Jan. 21

The Glenn and Melinda Adams National Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award was created in 2009 to recognize an outstanding service project by a Scout to a local organization. An Eagle Scout, his parent, or a BSA volunteer may submit an Eagle Scout project for consideration with the Eagle Scout’s permission. The Scout must…