PROGRAM PREVIEW 1.0 (in case you missed it)

The May Roundtable/Program Preview was held via ZOOM on Thursday May 14th @ 7:00pm. The details from can be viewed in the powerpoint below:

 


TRAINING, TRAINING AND MORE
Here are the spring dates:
BALOO (Outdoor) – POSTPONED to August 1-2
IOLS (Outdoor) – CANCELLED
And the fall dates:
Den Leader Specific (classroom) – Saturday, August 29
Scoutmaster Specific (classroom) – Saturday, August 29
BALOO (Outdoor) – September 11-13
IOLS (Outdoor) –  September 11-13
CHECK CALENDAR FOR REGISTRATION

 


 

GET OUTDOORS

Get outdoors and discover Hillsborough County’s wilderness. With more than 80,000 acres of protected wilderness areas, Hillsborough County is the perfect place for wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation. From camping and fishing, to bird watching and kayaking, your next outdoor adventure is waiting for you at a Hillsborough County nature preserve or conservation park.

 


DISTRICT CALENDAR


 

Fort Brooke District Calendar PDF

2020 

May 14th – Program Preview 1.0 (Virtual)

July 13th – District Popcorn Kickoff (Council Office)

Aug 1st-2nd – BALOO Training (Sand Hill) 

Aug 15th – District Dinner (Camp Soule)

Aug 29th – Program Preview 2.0 (Council Office)

Aug 29th – Leader Specific Training (location TBD) 

Sep 11th-13th – BALOO/IOLS (Camp Brorein)

Sep 26th – Fall Cub Fest: The World of Cub Scouting (Camp Brorein)

Nov 13th-15th – Fall Scouts BSA Camporee (Camp Soule) 

Dec 12th – Christmas at Brorein (Camp Brorein)

Dec 31st – Outback Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade (Ybor City)

2021

Jan 23rd – Gasparilla Children’s Parade (South Tampa)

Jan 29th-31st – Back to Brownsea (location TBD)

Mar 6th – Leader Specific Training (location TBD)

Mar 20th – District Dinner (location TBD)

Mar 26th-28th – BALOO/IOLS (location TBD)

Apr 2nd-4th – Spring Scouts BSA Camporee (location TBD)

May 13th – Program Preview (Seminole Heights UMC)

May 15th – Cub Scout Grand Prix including District Pinewood Derby Race (location TBD)

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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Please join the newsletter.

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.

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 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

List of Awards with Applications

Recruitment

Fall recruitment is coming up fast. Please contact our Membership Chair (Tatianna) or District Director (Jeremy) with any questions, concerns or comments relating to our fall recruitment season.

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. These meetings will be held virtually (on Zoom) until further notice. Specific links for the Zoom call will be emailed and posted to Facebook.

 

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

THESE WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Commissioner Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning at 6:45 – 7:30 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 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. at the Council’s Tampa Service Center, 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612.

District Volunteers

Position  Volunteer 
District Chair Fifi Rose

813.484.2522

District Vice Chair Vacant
District Commissioner Michael Eldert

757.438.0830

Assistant District Commissioner John Gray

404.401.6619

Activities & Civic Service Chair Tom Knotts

813.293.4474

Advancement & Recognition Chair John Gray

404.401.6619

Camping & Outdoor Promotion Chair Gene McColgan

813-765-5724

Family Friends of Scouting Chair Ken Lewis

813.500.1828

Membership Chair Tatiana Hick-Zewalk

727.512.4282

Order of the Arrow Chair Gene McColgan

813.949.9510

Program Chair Christopher Ragusa 

614.940.9291

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair Mark Wilson

813.220.6270

Marketing & Communications Co-Chair Mark Kriz

813.419.7855

Training Chair Matt Cordani

772.971.0214

Round Table Commissioner Chris Perry

813.870.4569

District Professionals

Position Professional
District Director Jeremy Twatchtman

863.224.4230

District Executive Kelsi Meliah

727.642.2561

Field Director Ralph Snyder

813.810.4195

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated June 4, 2020

Please contact the page authors with your feedback:

Jeremy Twachtman

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Kelsi Meliah

Email | 727-642-2561

Mark Kriz

Marketing / Public Relations

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Katie Sheffield

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