The Cub Scout Program Update is Here

By Aaron Derr | Aaron on Scouting The 2024 Cub Scout program update is here. Officially announced last fall, the new program officially launched on Saturday and is effective immediately. “Since the inception of Cub Scouting in 1930, the program has had some minor changes, but only a couple of milestone changes over the past 94 years,” says…

May Scouting Beacon

Join us in this exciting video as Kyle Molldene, our Council Popcorn Kernel, unveils the incredible achievements of our last year’s popcorn sale where we raised over $1 million! Hear from our top sellers, Grayson from Pack 313 and Christian from Pack 632, as they share their personal stories and how the popcorn sale has…

Boy Scouts of America to Become Scouting America

The Boy Scouts of America today announced that it will rebrand to Scouting America, reflecting the organization’s ongoing commitment to welcome every youth and family in America to experience the benefits of Scouting. The change will go into effect on February 8, 2025, the organization’s 115th anniversary.  This announcement also comes as the organization celebrates…

April Scouting Beacon

Planning your next Scouting adventure just got easier! Join Christine Chansley, our Volunteer Support Coordinator, as she walks you through the simple steps to reserve campsites and program areas at our Scout camps. Whether you’re looking to enjoy aquatics, climbing, target sports, or more, this video ensures you know how to secure your spot effortlessly.…

Local Scouter Earns Heros Among Us Congressional Award

Congressman Gus Bilirakis each year receives nominations for the Heros Among Us Congressional Award.  This year one of our own was a recipient of this prestigious award, District Chair and Council Executive Board Member Judge Stephen E. Toner. Judge Stephen Toner exemplifies servant leadership through his extensive involvement with the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council,…

Important Update of BSA Membership Fees

We want to inform you about some important changes to the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) national membership fees and structure that will take effect on April 1, 2024. These changes are part of the BSA’s ongoing efforts to streamline operations and ensure the sustainability of the Scouting program. Key Changes to Membership Fees: Elimination…