Upcoming Events

Peer to Peer Recruiting

Give your scouts the opportunity to share Scouting with their friends!  This is also an easy way to fill in those smaller dens or patrols.  It’s as easy as 1.2.3!

  1. Pick a date for your new prospects to come and visit your pack or troop.  Plan a fun activity for the youth and for someone to talk to the parents.
  2. Print out the cards in the links below on card stock and give them to your scouts and parents to each invite 4 friends to Scouting.
    A few personal invitations to good friends will bring in more families than simply giving them to everyone in their class.
  3. Have a great meeting and sign up new Scouts!

Scouts who bring in a friend that joins get a recruiter patch!  Also the Council is running a promotion for Scouts who can sign up a friend by October 15.  See the flier for more information.

Postcard Files
Print on card stock and cut in quarter pages.

 2018 Fall Cub Peer to Peer Cards

2018 Fall Scout Peer to Peer Cards

Council Promotional Flier

Scouting Sampler – Welcome to Scouts BSA!

When: February 2, 2019
Where: Council Service Center, 13228 N Central Ave Tampa, Florida 33612
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

We are welcoming our new Girl members and crossing over Webelos with a special event for them.  Families are invited.

Save the date.  More information coming soon!

District Awards Reception

When: March 30, 2019
Where: Council Service Center
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Save the date!  Information Coming Soon.

Scouts BSA Camporee – PATH TO TENDERFOOT

When: April 5-7, 2019
Where: Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, FL 33556, (813) 920-3415
Time: Check-in Begins at 5:00 PM

This Camporee will be the perfect time for new Scouts to prepare for summer camp and the older Scouts to refine their skills.

Save the date.  More information coming soon!

District Pinewood Derby

When: April 14, 2019
Where: Council Service Center
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Save the date!  Information Coming Soon.  Remember we will have 2 divisions so EVERYONE can race!

Spring Cub Day at Camp

When: May 18, 2019
Where:Camp Brorein, 16901 Boy Scout Rd, Odessa, FL 33556, (813) 920-3415
Time: 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

A fun filled day at Camp for Cub Scouts and their families.

We are busy planning the program and will update it soon.

Save the date for the fun!

Commissioners

Scouting:  A Volunteer with a Purpose – Unit Commissioner

Make an IMPACT statement by working with a unit (Unit = Pack, Troop or Crew) on being the behind the scene leadership on building youth with Character.

Bring your life experiences, education, and perspective, and in return, you will have an opportunity to combine those skills and experiences in a career that values and respects others.  Since 1910, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has helped change lives and build future leaders of this country by combining educational and outdoor adventure activities with lifelong value and fun.  While the BSA has a major focus on the development of young men, the BSA also has co-educational programs, such as Venturing, available to both young men and young women.

  • Bring your experiences to our district as a Unit Commissioner. The Commissioners mission is to keep Units operating at maximum efficiency so they can deliver a quality program to a growing membership. The Commissioners role is to develop strength within the Unit by providing program resources, and acting as the liaison between the Unit and the District and Council. This helps Units provide the best possible Scouting program, which ultimately helps assure that individual Scouts have the best opportunity to achieve their best.
  • CEO, CFO, Parent, Retired Professional, Baker, Indian Chief, Eagle Scouts, Worker-Bee alike – all of you can be a commissioner.

Newsletter

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Subscribe to the Email Newsletter that provides information on Roundtable, Popcorn, Program Events and Training information to keep you current.

See Past Newsletters

Program Preview – Learn about the Scouting program.

Scouting Magazine – Digital

District Support

District Roundtables

Boy Scout Roundtable is a form of commissioner service and supplemental training for volunteers at the unit level. The objectives of Roundtables are to provide leaders with program ideas, information on policy and events, and training opportunities.

 District Committee Meetings

The entire district committee, chaired by the district chair, meets on a regularly scheduled date, usually monthly. The purpose of district meetings is to build momentum, provide group continuity, ensure good coordination, and make specific assignments to committee members. The district commissioner reports on the special needs of units and requests the help of operating committees to meet those needs.

 

 District Commissioner Meetings:

Commissioner Service is the group within the Boy Scouts of America that provides direct service to each Scouting unit (pack, troop, team, crew or ship). Commissioners are experienced Scouters who help chartered organizations and unit leaders to achieve the aims of Scouting by using the methods of Scouting. They help to ensure that each unit has strong leadership and they encourage training, promote the use of the unit committee and encourage a relationship with the chartering organization.

Youth Protection Training

The new online Youth Protection Training System can be a little confusing.  Here is a step by step guide to get you started.  If you already know your my.scouting.org login, then you can skip to page 9.

Online Training Instructions

Unit Leader Resources

Here are some online resources, forms and applications that can help you with your unit.

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Forms Page
Scroll to the bottom to get council specific forms such as requesting a General Liability Insurance Certificate

Cub Scout Packs
This page is from National and contains a ton of great resources for your pack including resources for each Den.

Leader Helps
Material from local volunteers to help your pack or troop run smoother.

Adult Awards

Please submit Applications for Adult and Leader Awards using the district online form.  This allows us to keep track of them and make sure they are awarded in a timely manner.

Online Adult Award Submission

Recruitment

Here is our current recruitment schedule.  The calendar is regularly updated as we hear back from schools.

Shared Recruitment Calendar

Training

Training Calendar
Find out how you can become a trained leader and give our boys the best experience possible.

Meeting Schedule

District Roundtable Meetings are held on the second Thursday of every month, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2120 W. Fletcher Ave., Tampa 33612. (NO ROUNDTABLE IN JULY)

 

THE DISTRICT COMMISSIONER & COMMITTEE ARE NOW ON THE SAME DAY, ONE FOLLOWING THE OTHER

Commissioner Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning at 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. at the Council’s Tampa Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612.

District Committee are held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:45 – 9:00 p.m. at the Council’s Tampa Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612.

District Volunteers

District Professionals

Training for Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leaders

Best Training in the WORLD – The second Greatest Show on Earth –  A company of performers that may include clowns, acrobats, trained animals, trapeze acts, musicians, hoopers, tightrope walkers, jugglers, unicyclists, as well as other object manipulation and stunt-oriented artists…. well maybe not all of these BUT REALLY REALLY CLOSE.

Interested scouters can register from the calendar on the right or find out more information from Bob Huff: rhuff29@tampabay.rr.com

Cub Scout Leaders Specific Training

Cubmaster and Assistant Cubmaster Position-Specific Training

Den Leader and Assistant Den Leader Position-Specific Training (Lion, Tiger, Wolf and Bear Dens)

This course is intended to provide participants with the information and tools they need to successfully lead a Cub Scout pack or den. Leaders who complete this and Youth Protection are considered  “fully trained” for their position.

Cub Scouts Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

This overnight course is designed as an introduction to the Cub Scout outdoor program for those leaders who are interested in adding a camping component to their Pack activities. BALOO is an instructor-led course which is conducted at the Council level. BSA’s Cub Scout level camping policies will be taught along with the necessary tools to help units carry out a successful camping experience.

Completion of this course is mandatory for at least one adult on a Pack overnighter.

Boy Scout Leader Specific Training

These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing this course and Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills will make a Scouter “trained” for the role(s) Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions.

Course Schedule – Gathering Activity, Opening and Introductions, Aims and Methods of Scouting,  Role of the Scoutmaster, The Patrol Method, The Troop Meeting, Advancement, The Support Team, Annual Planning, Wrap-Up, Closing.

Boy Scouts Introduction to Outdoors Leaders Skills (IOLS)

These instructor-led courses are designed to help Scouters learn how to effectively carry out their Scouting roles. In most cases, completing this course with Boy Scout Leader Specific Training will make a Scouter “trained” for the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions.Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS), Working as patrols, this hands-on course provides adult leaders the practical outdoor skills they need to lead Scouts in the out-of-doors. Upon completion, leaders should feel comfortable teaching Scouts the basic skills required to obtain the First-Class rank. Along with Scoutmaster Specifics this course is required of all direct contact leaders registered in Boy Scout Troops and Varsity Scout Teams, in order to be considered “trained”.

Interested scouters can signup on the calendar links to the right.  For more information, please email Bob Huff:

rhuff29@tampabay.rr.com

Upcoming Training

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Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated January 22, 2019

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Ward Bramlett

Email | 813-872-2691 ext. 132

Mark Kriz

Marketing / Public Relations

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Jason Borton

District Director

Email | 813-624-9764