Jeff Rock, Director of Field Services-Announces his Retirement

     Jeff started his career with the Occoneechee Council in Raleigh, N. C., as a District Executive on Sept 22, 1986.  He later served as Field Director and Director of Field Service for that same Council.  He was promoted to Scout Executive in 2005 of the Shawnee Trails Council in Owensboro, Kentucky where he served for seven years until he joined the staff of the Gulf Ridge Council in 2012 as a Field Director.  In 2014, Jeff became the Director of Field Service for the Gulf Ridge Council and continued in the position after the merger with the West Central Florida Council created the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.  His career has made an impact on countless volunteers and scouts. His commitment to the scout law and oath are unsurpassed. Jeff lives his daily life with each of these in mind. After 33 years of working with the Boy Scouts of America, he has decided to spend more time with his wife and family and possibly be a BSA volunteer.

     A search is underway for his replacement, until this person is identified, please contact Angelique Saffore at Angelique.saffore@scouting.org.

     The entire Greater Tampa Bay Area Council wishes Jeff and his family the best in retirement, we will greatly miss you.  Congratulations can be sent to Jeff at jeff.rock086@gmail.com.

Important Info – Spookoree  – October 18-20th, 2019 

Given the weather conditions this weekend, we will be rescheduling the event as follows: 

Flaming Arrow – Will proceed as planned for this weekend.

Camp Brorein – Campers for this weekend (Oct 18-20) will be rescheduled for November 1-3.

Sandhill Scout Reservation – Campers for this weekend (Oct 18-20) will be rescheduled for October 25-27.  


We are also offering a single day or Splash o Ree as an alternative!

Please email Catherine.ardes@scouting.org to change your reservation. You will need your Troop/Pack #, how many you are moving, which location.

Cub Day-November 23rd, 9:00am-4:00pm, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Splash O Ree- April 24-26, 2020 (Sandhill, Camp Brorein, Flaming Arrow)


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Important Council Information

Important Information!



On  September 19, 2019 the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council was notified by the  National Council of the Boy Scouts of America that the current annual registration fee  of $33.00 for youth and adult members will be increasing effective January 1, 2020.    We are not aware of the amount of the increase at this time, but we will keep you informed in the weeks to come as information becomes available to us.

Our Board has appointed a committee to review ways to help support families in our council that may need assistance with the increased membership fee.  We are committed to serving more families and to continued growth in the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.

Thank you for your continued support of scouting, we appreciate all you do.


Jim Rees

Scout Executive

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

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