The Miccosukee District covers all areas north of 54th avenue in St. Petersburg to the Pasco County Line.

District Roundtable Meetings

Monthly Meetings

District Roundtable Meetings – Open to all leaders and interested adults. Roundtable is each month on the 2nd Thursday of the month at Camp Soule.  Additional info (if any) will be posted on the District Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/groups/201331701481. For other questions about roundtable, please contact the District Commissioner, Charles Love.

District Committee Meeting

District Committee Meetings –  This meeting is normally held on the 1st Wednesday at 7:00PM of the month Online via Zoom unless otherwise scheduled by the District Key 3.  All Miccosukee District Chairs, committee members, nominating committee and interested Adult Leaders are invited to attend.  We encourage (1) representative from each Unit visit our District Committee meeting! For questions about Miccosukee District Committee, please contact Travis Norton at travis.j.norton@gmail.com

Order of the Arrow Meeting

Order of the Arrow, Osceola Chapter Meetings – See Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge for information on the lodge schedule and events. Once each calendar year a troop or team may conduct an election within their unit to select scouts (up to age 21) and nominate adults for membership in the Order of the Arrow. In order to be eligible for election, a Scout must have: Click here to request an election for your unit!

  1. achieved the rank of First Class
  2. participated in 15 days/nights of camping in the past 2 years (must include but may only count one long term resident camp under the auspices of the BSA)
  3. the recommendation of their Scoutmaster

District Key 3

District Volunteers

Upcoming District Events

District Commissioner Frequently Asked Questions…

Update as of January 31st 2024 – Effective April 1, 2024, the Boy Scouts of America will no longer charge a one-time joining fee of $25 for new program participants. However, the yearly membership fee will increase by $5 for Cub Scout, Scouts BSA, Venturing, and Sea Scout participants – $85 for youth and $65 for adults. The annual fee to become a merit badge counselor will remain $25.

Remember, when a youth or adult registers for the first time, their membership will be valid for twelve months from the registration date, providing a full year of Scouting.

What are the Fees for Scouting as of 2/1/2024 (Update Fees going up on 4/1/2024)

    • Youth Before 4/1/2024 : $113 (+ $25 if New) for Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Sea Scouting participants
    • Youth After 4/1/24$118 – No $25 Fee)
    • Adults Before 4/1/2024: $81.00 for all adult volunteers
    • Adults After 4/1/24$86
    • Non-Unit Merit Badge Counselors: $25 (If tied to a unit with active BSA Subscription $0.00)
    • $100 charter/affiliation fee (Per Unit – IE Pack and Troop will be $200)
    • $15 for Scout Life magazine

How do I handle a crew youth who just turned 18. 

  • A: Anyone over 18 will need to do the adult app, and have YPT. The fee will be the youth fee.
  • A: There is not a Crew/Venture App – Use the standard BSA one – https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf

What’s the difference between a Scouter Reserve (91) and a College Scouter Reserve (92)?

  • A: Scouter Reserve positions are for supportive adults who have no immediate, specific leadership role or direct contact with youth. The Scouter Reserve (non-unit registrant position code 91) is designed for any adult who would like to be “on reserve” should a Scouting unit need some extra help. The College Scouter Reserve (code 92) is designed specifically for college students who are interested in filling that same role. Both require criminal background checks and Youth Protection Training. Those who would like to volunteer as a reserve for specific units can use codes 91U and 92U, respectively.  “This is from Aaron on Scouting. “The fee is the adult fee, because they are both over 18yrs ($81/year)

Where are the most up-to-date Adult Applications? 

Can I transfer adults from unit to unit?

  • A: YES! – You can now go to beascout.org and fun the unit you want to dual-enroll with and the system will let you. In the event you run into an error, do a paper app.

How do I change an adult position in our unit?

I heard there were some new recruitment materials, can you show them to me?

Where do I get the Fundraising Money Earning Application for 2023?

We have a new COR, what paperwork do I need?

  • A: For the COR you need the Adult App + CBC along with prorated payment for the adult.

We have a new Executive Officer at our Charter, what paperwork do you need?

  • A: For the new EO, You will need to fill out a new unit form https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-402_wb.pdf – Fill out as much as you can and give to your Commissioner. This says new unit form, but its also used to add a new Executive Officer. Also, please include a letter from the charter explaining the change. Do not worry about the Fees the New Unit Application is also used to change the Exec Officer.

How do I promote someone from a Committee Role to a different role?

  • A: Use the Position Manager in My.Scouting.Org – Only the COR (or COR Delegate) can change key positions while Committee Chair can change other roles.

We are thinking of starting a new unit, what is required? 

Unit Commissioners

Below is the current list of assigned Unit Commissioners.

  • Charles Love (DC) – Troop 2022B, Pack 313, Troop 313B, Troop 468B, Crew 468, Pack 422, Troop 422B, Troop 484B
  • John Black (ADC) – Pack 26, Pack 404, Pack 487, Troop 26B
  • Bruce Hoover – Pack9, Troop 9B
  • Delphine Nasr – Pack 135, Pack 417, Troop 135B, Troop 135G, Troop 417B
  • Geary Titus – Pack 10, Pack 43, Pack 600, Troop 10G, Troop 10B, Troop 600B
  • Jeffrey Fabiszewski – Troop 340BCrew 340
  • Jim Ronayne – Troop 106B
  • Ken Mason – Pack 431Troop 431B, Troop 431G
  • Norman Peterson – Pack 371, Pack 413, Troop 371B, Troop 407B, Troop 413B, Troop 413G
  • Theresa Ronayne – Pack 475, Troop 475B, Crew 475

Incident Reports & Insurance Forms 

In the event you need to file an incident report or need to review the insurance policy, The most up-to-date forms are located here -> https://tampabayscouting.org/resources/forms

Update your BeAScout PIN Info

Updating your BeAScout.org pin is simple, and it’s a good way to make sure your information is current — that it doesn’t list last year’s Cubmaster or meeting time, for example. Access to update your pin is available to all unit leaders, including committee members in a unit. If you need help with your pin, please contact Charles Love.

To update your pin have any KEY 3 Go to My.Scouting.org and In the drop-down menu, go to your Unit. Click on “Organization Manager” and from here you can update your info and make corrections.

Annual Money Earning App

A unit must submit a Unit Money-Earning Application to the council at least two weeks prior to committing to your money-earning project. Whenever a unit is planning a money-earning project, refer to the BSA’s “Guides to Unit Money Earning Projects.” Please read this document before submitting the online application as there is a question in the application about this document.  Understanding money earning guidelines will help in the selection of projects.  Money earning projects help Scouts learn to pay their way.

Print out the form here -> https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34427.pdf

All unit fundraisers or money-earning projects except Popcorn Sales must be approved by the council. Insurance will not cover any fundraiser where there has been no application processed and approved.

Annual Medical AB & ABC Forms

  • AB Form Only – Applies to ALL participants — such as local tours and weekend camping trips UNDER 72 hours in duration.
  • AB&C Form – Applies to ALL participants where the event is OVER 72 hours in duration. (Such as resident campers (summer or winter camps) or any event that lasts over 72 hours or more

Merit Badge Counselor Application

Recently National has made a change to merit badge counselors (MBC) and how they work in Scoutbook. You can no longer just say someone is a Merit Badge Counselor in Scoutbook, it MUST come from national and flow into Scoutbook, not the other way around (like it used to be). MBC’s need to be registered with a separate set of paperwork outside of your unit’s charter. This is a yearly process (yes really). This notice was posted in September of 2020 @ https://discussions.scouting.org/t/upcoming-scoutbook-mbc-actions/185362 it discusses the change.

Update 11/2023 – How do I renew my Merit Badge Counselor for the 2024 Year.

A: National will send you an email to renew. If you want to change any of your assigned classes, or are a new Merit Badge Councilor,  please do the below.

GTBAC NEW Merit Badge Counselor Application Packet

  1. (One Time) Take the Merit Badge Counselor Training In Person at a District or Council Event. If you wish to do it online, go into My.Scouting.Org and search for “Scouts BSA – Merit Badge Counselor Training” (it’s 2 separate courses). Print BOTH certificates.
  2. Login to My.Scouting.Org and Print your YPT Certificate.
  3. Print and Fill out the Merit Badge Counselor Application – https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/34405.pdf (need wet ink signature!)
  4. Print and Fill out the Adult Application https://filestore.scouting.org/filestore/pdf/524-501.pdf (need wet ink signature!) Dont Forget the CBC

The Packet to hand in should contain…

  1. A printed copy of your Current YPT
  2. A Printed copy of the Merit Badge Counselor Traning Completion Certificate
  3. A Printed copy of the Merit Badge Counselor Application
  4. A Printed copy of the Adult Application & CBC Form – Needs to be Fully Filled Out, code 42, even the stuff on the right of the app. be sure you use the current app that’s linked above

Hand your packet to your Unit Commissioner to have processed.

Printable Council Calendar 

Some people have asked me to link the Council Calendar. Use the 3 links below.

  • List View – Here
  • Monthly View – Here
  • Grid View – Here

Adding the Council Calendar to your Outlook or other calendar program (such as your phone)

  1. Open Outlook Calendar.
  2. Go to “My Calendars” and right click, then choose “Add Calendar”, then “From Internet…”.
  3. Paste https://scoutcal.blackpug.net/8845  into the textbox, then hit OK.

You can also add the calendar to your iPhone.

  1. Go into Settings/Account and click Add Account
  2. Pick “Other” at the bottom
  3. Pick “Add Subscribed Calendar”
  4. Type in https://scoutcal.blackpug.net/8845
  5. On the next screen enable remove alerts and click Save.

BSA Saftey Moments

Safety Moments are opportunities to reinforce that the safety of Scouts and Scouters in the Boy Scouts of America is the top priority. A Safety Moment focuses the unit, volunteers, or staff on safety and how to achieve it.

Everyone can deliver Safety Moments in Scouting. Any adult leader, Scout, or employee can step up with little preparation to make a SAFE difference to everyone participating. See more at https://www.scouting.org/health-and-safety/safety-moments/

BSA Applications – Please Read!

Tips for Success!

Update: As of 4/2023 you can use beascout.org to join a unit or dual enroll into a unit.

  • Youth who is new to Scouting = Use Online via unit’s QR Code or Paper App
  • Youth who has been in Scouts Before = Paper App Only
  • Youth who is transferring = Scout Transfer via My.Scouting.org
  • Adult who is new to Scouting = Use Online via unit’s QR Code or Paper App
  • Adult who has been in Scouts Before = Paper App Only
  • Adult who is transferring (or dual enrolling into your unit) = Paper App Only

All Paper Apps must be filled out completely, any application missing data will not be processed. Please be sure you put in the proper code. If you are filling out a Merit Badge Counselor App, it’s not MB, it’s Code 42.

For each paper app, you will need to provide your unit commissioner with the below 4 things.

  1. Paper App filled out and SIGNED by the COR of the unit with Wet Ink and not e-signed
  2. Background CBC Form (even if it’s a dual enrollment)
  3. Payment for the application – Prorated for the balance of the year (See above for prorated amounts)
  4. Printout of YPT Completion

If you do not do all 4, your application will not be processed.

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated February 6, 2024

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