WELCOME NEW EMPLOYEES!

Jim Rees Scout Executive   Start Date: January 1st, 2018. Jim began his Scouting career in 1991 as a District Executive in Evangeline Area Council in Lafayette, Louisiana, before serving that Council as a Field Director. In 2001,became the Director of Field Service in East Carolina Council in Kinston, North Carolina. In 2004, he returned to…

United Way Looks At Scouting Impact

The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is partnering with United Way Suncoast to study the impact that Scouting has on the academic success of boys in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Similar studies have been conducted by DIME, Inc. showing boys in Scouting have consistently higher academic achievement and better behavior than comparable boys not in…

Insurance Certificates Needed…And Not!

In response to questions received at the Council Service Center, here’s an explanation of the type of insurance coverage provided and the documentation needed by units as they travel. Visiting a camp in another council doesn’t require a general liability insurance certificate since both councils are affiliated through the National BSA. Occasionally, another council’s camp…

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…