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 2017 – 2018 Save The Date Calendar

Cub Scout Olympics – Dec 3 Noon

$6.50 per participant
Council Service Center 13228 N. Central Ave. in Tampa 33612

Event is open to Cub Scouts and siblings of Cubs Scouts that are of Cub Scout age.  Each child will be given a card with a list of 11 activities.  When they have completed an activity, the Game Coordinator will initial the card.  When all the activities has been completed, they can come back to receive his “medal”. Activities include: Paper Discus, Shotput:, Javelin/Paper airplane, 50 yard dash (Timed), Long jump, Egg Drop Race, Golf, Memory Game:, Shooting Sports, Checkers and Basketball Free throws.

Food (hot dog, chips, drink) will be available for purchase.

Questions: fortbrookeactivities@yahoo.com

District Camporee – Dec 8-10

Registration Deadline Dec 1, 2017
Camp Owen J. Brorein 16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, Florida 33556

This year’s theme is Food/Cooking.  Competition and events will be based around basic scout skills and the scout oath and law.  We are asking each Troop to contribute a dish for the TASTE of FORT BROOKE.  Activities include a drum circle and a special food science presentation.  Scouts and leaders who register by Dec 1 will receive a patch.

Troops that register before November 1 will get a special surprise!

Questions: fortbrookeactivities@yahoo.com

Unit Leader Guide

Wayne’s World – Dec 15-17

Registration Deadline December 1, T-Shirt Deadline November 24
Camp Owen J. Brorein
16901 Boy Scout Rd., Odessa, Florida 33556

Camp Director: Wayne Tepper, Event Director wtepper1@aol.com

Jason Borton, District Executive Jason.Borton@scouting.org

Unit Leader Guide (New Guide with updated deadlines)

Commissioners

Scouting:  A Volunteer with a Purpose – Unit Commissioner

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.

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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.

To help coordinate efforts, many districts devote a major portion of district meeting time to simultaneous meetings of each of the operating committees (membership, fund development, camping and outdoor promotion, etc.). This is also a time-efficient meeting pattern for busy district volunteers. The district chair, district commissioner, and district executive sit in where needed.

All Scouters reassemble. Each operating committee chair reports on two items: (1) What was accomplished in the past month? (2) What plans do they have for accomplishing during the next month? To help build commitment, the district meeting also provides moments of fellowship and inspiration.

 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.

Recruitment

2017 Fall Recruitment
Find out more about joining Scouting and the fall 2017 recruitment schedule

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)

Merit Badge Classes Offered During Roundtable

  • May: First Aid (Doc Torres)
  • June: First Aid (Doc Torres)

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

Commissioner Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Council’s Tampa Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612.

District Volunteers

District Professionals