Council Summer Activities
Cub Scout Day Camps
This year, in lieu of our normal day and twilight camps, we will be offering several live camp options (during summer and fall) and a virtual camp-in-a-box experience this summer.
The live camp options include: July 8-11 @ Camp Soule; August 6-8 @ Camp Brorein and November 13-15 in Thunderbird District (location TBD). More live options may follow.
The Virtual Day Camp-in-a-Box option will be available for three weeks: June 29-July 3; July 6-10 and July 13-17. This will involve a camp box picked up by parents that includes instructions, supplies and links to videos for adventures, activities, scout skills, crafts, NOVA and more!
These are great opportunities for your son or daughter to enjoy several fun-filled days with his or her fellow Scouts at one of our nearby Cub Scout camps and/or online.
Our Scouts will enjoy tried and true camp favorites such as BBs, Archery, Cooking, Sports, STEM/NOVA, leadership, Scout Skills, hiking, and more.
For more information, CLICK HERE.
This years theme: 110 Leagues under the Sea!
We are still going strong and can’t wait to get Cub Scouting back at camp this summer.
There will be 2 program opportunities:
• Jules Verne Experience – Swimming Pool, Archery, Craft, Field Sports
• Captain Nemo Experience – Slip and Slide, BB Guns, Craft, Field Sports
National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT) is an exciting, action-packed six-day national training course offered by Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. The co-ed course is designed to provide Scouts in troops, crews, and ships with leadership skills and experience they can use in their home units and in other situations demanding leadership of self and others.
Merit Badge Academy
More Information Coming Soon!
New Adventure, New Gear?
Are you looking for great new gear for the whole family? Come Get Ready for Camp at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutShop.org!
*Check with your local Scout Shop for more information on in-store shopping availability. Retail camping gear only. Excludes gift cards and program literature. Selection and quantities may vary online and in-store.
We Keep You Safe!
The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is committed to offer our Scouts fun and quality programs in a safe manner. We are adhering to the CDC and ACA (American Camp Association) guidelines as well as working closely with local Health Departments to provide a layered mitigation COVID strategy. Our COVID mitigation strategies are being overseen by the Council Health Supervisor, a board-certified pediatrician. For a complete and up to date list of our COVID-19 mitigation procedures, please visit: https://tampabayscouting.org/covid-mitigation-procedures.
In the case of a positive COVID case among participants at an event, GTBAC will follow the guidance of the local Health Department, which may include cancellation or closure of the event or facility.
- Everyone (Participants, Families, Volunteers and Staff) entering a camp or activity must:
- Have their temperature taken and it must be below 100.4 F to enter.
- Have their SpO2 level taken and it must be above 94% to enter.
- Present a Pre-Event Medical Checklist signed by a parent within the last 24 hours.
- Present current BSA health forms (Parts A, B for less than 72 hours; A, B, C for over 72 hours).
- Have daily temperature checks if participating in an events/trips over 3 days.
- Identify if they are considered a high-risk group where a COVID infection poses a greater health risk. GTBSC recommends these individuals please stay home.
- In the case of a positive COVID case among participants at an event, GTBAC will follow the guidance of the local Health Department, which may include cancellation or closure of the event or facility.
- Know that if a participant reports to a positive COVID test to Council within 21 days after an event, all of the registrations will immediately be notified via email and phone message
- For District and Council Events
- Each event will have a dedicated Medical Officer who is vetted by the Council Health Supervisor.
- Participants will be placed in groups to limit exposure to other participants. This model has been endorsed and proposed by the CDC and BSA guidelines.
- All program staff and volunteers that work with more than one cohort will wear personal protective equipment (e.g. facemask, eye protection) when interacting with participants.
- Upon entering and exiting all activity stations, participants are required to wash their hands or use hand sanitizer.
- Bathrooms and high touch areas will be disinfected regularly.
- Volunteers and program staff must wash/sanitize their hands at least every hour, when entering/exiting a program area and when beginning/ending interaction with a cohort group.
- To the extent possible, activities have been modified to promote Social Distancing.
- Wearing face masks is recommended for participants.
- If a participant develops flu-like symptoms during an event, they will be quarantined until they can leave the property.
- Dining halls and other high contact program areas are closed until Florida has entered phase 3 of recovery and authorization from the Council Health Supervisor is given.
- Day Camps
- The Pre-Event Medical Checklist will be required the first day of camp. For the remaining days of the session, the participants’ temperature and SpO2 will be taken each time they enter camp.
- Day camps will use a drop-off/pickup line to allow parents not attending camp to remain in their vehicle and reduce the mixing of the groups.
- Individualized materials will be supplied as much as possible.
- Scouts will be in den groups (consistent with cohort model) and remain with those groups throughout the program to limit exposure to other participants.
- Summer 2020 NYLT
- one physician (MD) and an Emergency RN will be present throughout the entire week to support screening and interventions when needed.
- Participants will be screened upon entry and have daily temperature checks.
- Participants will remain the same patrol/cohort for the entire experience to reduce exposure to other participants.
- Participants are required bring their own individual tent to sleep in. Siblings from the same household may share a tent.
- A small fan and exterior extension cord are recommended.
- If a cot is used do NOT set the tent on a concrete slab, it will get holes in the floor from rubbing.
- Common areas and surfaces will be disinfected several times a day.
- Face masks are recommended.
- During meals there will be social distancing for tables and one patrol will use the serving line at a time. Meals will either be pre-boxed or served by staff. No buffets or shared serving utensils will be used.