Long before becoming a barrier-breaking astronaut, Guion Bluford was a pretty typical American boy.
He had a paper route, loved playing table tennis and was a Boy Scout, eventually earning Scouting’s highest honor: the Eagle Scout award.
Few could’ve guessed that some day this Eagle Scout would become the first African-American in space.
Pack leaders and parents: As you plan your Blue and Gold Banquet, remember your local Scout Shop has many supplies and gifts to make the event even more memorable. Stop by the Scout Shop and choose from a variety of decorations and other materials.
The Plant City Chamber of Commerce is holding their annual “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 25 at the Plant City Airport, 4007 Airport Road in Plant City. In addition to displays of planes, helicopters, remote control planes, model trains and K-9 demonstrations, Aviation and Search and Rescue…Details
Cub Leaders: A reminder of a rule change from 2015 that applies to Cub Scout boating activities. According to the BSA: BSA groups shall use Safety Afloat for all boating activities. Adult leaders supervising activities afloat must have completed Safety Afloat training within the previous two years. Cub Scout activities afloat are limited to council,…Details
Our annual Boy Scouts’ Golf Classic is set for Monday, April 3 at Cypress Run Golf Club in Tarpon Springs. Register to play 18 holes on this exclusive championship course and participate in a variety of golf contests such as Longest Drive and Closest to the Pin. It’s a great opportunity to get together a…Details
The Council’s Marketing Committee is seeking your input on our weekly newsletter. To simplify gathering your feedback, a two-page survey has been created. Tell us what you like and also what could be added or improved. If you wish, you can even enter a drawing for a $50 Scout Shop gift card (so long as…Details
If you recruit new Boy Scouts into your troop without a plan for retaining your existing members, you’re just spinning your wheels. Help Boy Scouts get the most out of this life-changing organization with a program that keeps them coming back week after week. Boy Scout retention requires a long-term plan where adult leaders and youth leaders work together to…Details
The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council receives support from several chapters of the United Way. In addition to helping numerous agencies throughout our region, they are promoting financial stability for families by promoting savings. Families who earn less than $64,000 are eligible for tax preparation, e-filing and direct deposit of any refund. More information is…Details
Each year, we celebrate those Scouts who have successfully completed the Eagle Trail and claimed the highest rank earned in Scouting. In 2016, 374 Scouts completed this achievement. Many of them will attend our Eagle Scout Banquet May 11 at MacDill Air Force Base’s Surf Club. More information is available on the Eagle Banquet page…Details
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…Details