The Origin Of Flag Day

June 14 was Flag Day, the commemoration of the day in 1777 when the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. Veteran Scouts and Scouters know our flag is treated with great respect, but did you know it’s the only flag in the world that is folded into a triangle? For a…

More Than 100 Eagle Scouts Recognized

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s annual Eagle Banquet was held May 11 at MacDill Air Force Base’s Surf Club. The event celebrated the achievement of 113 Eagle Scouts in attendance. Each Scout present was recognized by Tom Hochhausler, Council President. In 2016, 374 Council Scouts earned the Eagle rank. Other awards given at the…

BSA Recognized For Their Commitment To Sustainability

A website focused on various aspects of sustainability has recognized the BSA’s commitment toward that goal. Aptly named TreeHugger.com, the article details the many ways Scouting includes sustainability issues throughout their program. From obvious areas such as the Sustainability merit badge and Leave No Trace to partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for land management…