Fort Brooke District Website
END OF YEAR STUFF
The end of the calendar year is upon us and this means several things in the Scouting world: recharter, final recruitment push, reporting for JTE, and more. To help with communication on several of these items, please look at the following information so you, along with our district, can end the year strong.
End of year RecruitingIf you are interested in participating in any active recruiting for your unit before the year is over, please let your district leadership know so that we can most effectively help.
Our goal as a district is 10% growth and we have a lot yet to do to reach that goal.
Additional ApplicationsIf you have any additional applications waiting to be turned in, please DO NOT wait until recharter to do so. Turn them in ASAP so we can get them into the system and on the roster for you. This is very important for insurance reasons.
Recruiter IncentiveTo incentivize peer-to-peer recruitment, if any scout recruits another scout by November 20th, they will receive a special Recruiter patch. This means that the recruited scout must be signed up with application in hand of the district by the 20th. If five or more scouts in a unit receive the patch, the unit will receive a district sponsored ice cream social in December (details to come later).
Great American Teach-InOne opportunity for recruitment this fall is the Great American Teach-In in
JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE (JTE)
Please make sure that you are aware of the JTE scorecard for your unit and are actively working to fill out your card (scorecards can be found at this link: https://www.scouting.org/awards/journey-to-excellence/scorecards/2019-scorecards-english/)
Turn in your completed scorecard along with your recharter paperwork
The District level has JTE measures as well and we need your help in completing several of them:Recruitment – help us recruit more kids into the program
- Advancement – make sure that all the advancement that your kids have earned are in the system and are correct for each scout
- Community Service – log your unit’s community service hours via this website:
Unit Performance – complete your unit’s JTE scorecard
District Committee – join the district committee and help even more scouts!
Unit Leadership – make sure you are fully trained if in a leadership role and make sure that training is reflected on your account (BALOO, IOLS, Position Specific Online Training, Etc)
DISTRICT COMMITTEEAs we look to serve more youth in our council, we will need more committee members at the district level to make it possible. Please consider joining our committee and working in a subcommittee, including: Membership, Finance, Marketing, Activities, Civic Service, Outdoor Programs, Advancement, Training, and more!
The District Committee meets on the First Thursday of every month (except July) from 7:30 -9:00 PM at the Council Office – 13228 N Central Ave. Tampa, FL 33612
You are specifically invited to our December committee meeting which will double as our Annual Business Meeting and Holiday Celebration. Join us on Thursday, December 5th, 2019 @ 7pm at the Council Office.
PLANNING FOR 2020 RECHARTER
Our goal is to have as many units as possible recharter before Thanksgiving and all units recharter before the end of the year. If you are new to the recharter process, PLEASE ASK FOR HELP so we can make sure you are not left in the cold.
NEW FOR 2019 – all registered adults (old or new) must fill out an additional disclosures form and turn it in with your unit’s recharter paperwork. The form can be found here: https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/se-packet/2019-09-30/Additional-Disclosures-And-Background-Check-Authorization-NOT-CALIFORNIA.pdf
We know the fee increase will be a hardship for many individual and units. Please let your District Leadership know of specific cases so that we can work to try and find solutions for you. A council assistance fund has been created to help with this and more information can be found here: https://tampabayscouting.org/individual-registration-assistance?fbclid=IwAR2V6cdbZVcj3s68IH71RbxIG7ffNqS4JOerlh29EdTjOGjgHQblR_tp6NA
Here is the contact information for your current District Leadership for all questions:
District Chair (volunteer)Fifi Rose – 813.484.2522 – email@example.com
District Commissioner (volunteer)Doc Torres – 813.786.5196 – firstname.lastname@example.org
District Director (professional)Jeremy Twachtman – 863.224.4230 – Jeremy.Twachtman@scouting.org
District Executive – North (professional)Austin Gary – 813.924.7409 – Austin.Gary@Scouting.org
District Executive – South (professional)Kelsi Meliah – 727.642.2561 – Kelsi.Meliah@scouting.org
Thank you for all you do for Scouting in Fort Brooke! Without our volunteers at every level, Scouting would not be possible. You help change lives! Thank You!!
Dec 14 – Christmas at Brorein – Brorein
Dec 31 – Outback Bowl Parade – Ybor City
2020 January 18 – Gasparilla Children’s Parade – Tampa
March 7 – Leader Specific Training – TBD
March 21 – District Dinner – TBD
March 27-29 – BALOO / IOLS – Brorein
April 3-5 – Spring Scouts BSA Camporee – Brorein
April 18 – Pinewood Derby – TBD
May 14 – Program Preview – TBD
May 16 – Spring Cub Fest – Brorein
July 25 – Cub Shooting Sports Day – Brorein
August 29 – Leader Specific Training – TBD
September 11-13 – BALOO / IOLS – Brorein
September 26 – Fall Cub Fest– Brorein
November 13-15 – Scouts BSA Camporee – Camp Soule
December 12 – Christmas at Brorein – Brorein