Upcoming Leader Training
See the GREAT training our district has, see below.
Cub Scout Day Camp
Cub Scout Day Camp or Twilight Camp is an accredited, organized, one- to five-day program for Cub Scouts. Using trained leadership at an approved site, these camps are held during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight.
It is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to enjoy several fun-filled days with his fellow Scouts at one of our nearby Cub Scout camps and/or local parks or churches. Day Camp is held during the morning and through the early afternoon. Twilight Camp is held in the early evening hours.
Our Scouts will enjoy tried and true camp favorites such as BBs, Archery, Cooking, Sports, STEM, leadership, Scout Skills, hiking, and more.
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*Ask about 5-day Volunteer Discounts!
To register, CLICK HERE
Day Camp 2019 Locations and Dates
|Camp Location||District||Camp Type (day or twilight)||Camp Date(s) and times||Director(s)||Program/Parent Guide||Other Important Dates|
|Harvester United Methodist Church (map it)||Suncoast||Twilight Camp||
May 30-June 1, 2019
5:00-9:00 pm (Th-F)
1:00-9:00 pm (Sat)
|Harvester Twilight Camp Parent/ Program Guide|
**location has changed
|Lake Region||Twilight Camp||
June 3-7, 2019
|Sand Hill Scout Reservation (map it)||Withlacoochee||Day Camp||
June 10-14, 2019
8:30 am-4:30 pm
|Sand Hill Day Camp Parent/ Program Guide||
6/8/19 – Volunteer Orientation (10-11am @ Sand Hill Haggerty Shelter)
6/8/19 – Parents Orientation (12-1pm @ Sand Hill Haggerty Shelter)
|Camp Soule (map it)||Miccosukeeand Skyway||Day Camp||
June 3-7, 2019 & June 10-14, 2019
9:00 am-4:00 pm
|Cassie Ventura-Reddick||Soule Day Camp Parent/Program Guide||
5/4/19 – Volunteer Orientation (10am-1pm @ Camp Soule Dining Hall
6/1/19 – Parent Orientation (10am-12pm @ Camp Soule Dining Hall)
|Lupton’s Boggy Bottom Event Ranch (map it)||Timucua||Twilight Camp||
June 10-14, 2019
|Camp Brorein (map it)||Fort Brooke||Day Camp||
June 17-21, 2019
8:30 am-4:00 pm
|St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (map it)||Thunderbird||Day Camp||
July 8-12, 2019 (date has changed)
8:30 am-4:00 pm
2019 Whitney M Young Jr. Award Breakfast
Join us in honoring Sheriff Chad Chronister, Troy Taylor, the Bullard Family Foundation,
Senator Arthenia Joyner and Garland V Stewart as they receive the 2019 Whitney M Young Jr. Award presented by the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that work with Scouting programs or programs that exemplify the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law to youth in underserved communities.
The event will be a breakfast on June 11, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM. The breakfast will be held at the Tampa River Center 402 W. Laurel St. Tampa, FL 33602. We are planning on 150-200 attendees for the event. There will be no cost to attend the event, though we will be asing for pledges to support Urban Scouting. The funds raised will be used to increase the number of urban Scouts we serve with subsidized and no cost programs. We are seeking corporate sponsors.
For more information about attending the event or being an event sponsor, please contact Jason Borton at 813-624-9764, Jason.Borton@scouting.org.
2019 Scouts Day with the Rays
No Registration Needed
Scouts Day with the Rays!
Sunday June 16th, 2019
TB VS LAA
Start Time: 1:10 PM
Gates open: 11:40 AM
Lower Level Tickets are $25
(Each ticket includes a Rays Scout Patch* $5 from each ticket sold will go back to your council! Scout Patch can be picked up by showing your ticket at the Redemption Center between Gate 3 and the 1st Base Food Hall until the 5th inning.)
– Free parking for cars with 4 or more people
– Pregame Parade for all scouts, please line up by Gate 6 at 12 P.M.
– Fanny Pack Giveaway presented by tampabay.com to Fans 14 & under, while supplies last
– Postgame Kids Run the Bases
For individual tickets, visit https://groupmatics.events/event/ScoutGTB2019
Groups of 10 or more can save on service fees and will receive preferred seating. To order a group, please contact Jeane Drury at (727) 342-5719 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quick information – see Flyer
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.
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 mailto:email@example.com
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!
- 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.
- 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.
- Have a great meeting and sign up new Scouts!
Print on card stock and cut in quarter pages.
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.
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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.
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.
Material from local volunteers to help your pack or troop run smoother.
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.
Here is our current recruitment schedule. The calendar is regularly updated as we hear back from schools.
Find out how you can become a trained leader and give our boys the best experience possible.
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 – 7:30 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 Chair||Fifi Rose
|District Vice Chair||Vacant|
|District Commissioner||Doctor G. Torres
|Assistant District Commissioner||John Gray
|Activities and Civic Service Chair||Fred Wallrupp|
|Advancement Chair||Kim Smith|
|Camping/Outdoor Chair||Mike Eldert|
|Family Friends of Scouting Chair||Ken Lewis|
|Membership Chair||Archie Hill|
|Order of the Arrow Chair||Gene McColgan
|Marketing & Communications||
Mark Wilson, Chair
Mark Kriz, Co-chair
|Training Chair||Glynnis Butler|
|Round Table Chair||Chris Perry
Contact Chris to be added to the agenda. Please provide two weeks notice.