The Thunderbird District serves western Polk County including Bartow, Fort Meade, Kathleen, Lakeland, and Mulberry.

District Roundtable Meetings

7:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of every month

First United Methodist Church
Bldg. “F”, Room 302/ 303
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801

District Commissioner Meeting

6:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Hosted at First United Methodist Church

Bldg. “F”, Room 302/ 303
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801

District Committee Meeting

District Committee Meeting:

7:00 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Note: June 2024 meeting will be replaced by Annual Planning meeting on June 15, 2024 and it will be an online only meeting.

Hosted at First United Methodist Church
Bldg. “F”, Room-101
72 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, Florida 33801

A Zoom link will be emailed with the invitation.

District Key 3

District Exec Tyrell Hamilton
District Commissioner Jose Rivera
District Chair Hary Nair

District Committee

Position Volunteer
Activities Chair Garrick Johnson        813.514.7188
Advancement Chair Jimmy Keifer 813.277.4105
Camping Chair David Lane
Council Board Member Todd Parrish, Esq
FOS Chair Vacant
Fund Development Chair Vacant
Marketing/Communications Chair Vacant
Membership Chair Vacant
Nominating Chair Michael Roberson
Popcorn Kernel Ameé Bailey
Program Chair Vacant
School Night Chair Ron Kaufmann
Training Chair Ameé Bailey


Position Volunteer
Assistant District Commissioner Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner (Cub Packs) Lacey Anker
Unit Commissioner David Lane
Unit Commissioner Garrick Johnson
Unit Commissioner Andrew Klaber
Unit Commissioner David Torres

District Staff

Position Professional
District Director  Tyrell Hamilton
Field Director Sharrod McCree
Director of Field Service Travis Emery

Upcoming District Events

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Scouting Expo @ Tiger Town

Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, Lakeland
Home of Detroit Tigers Spring Training

Event Location: 2301 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL

Activity Date: August 10, 2024
Activity Time : 6:00pm
Attire: Scout Field Uniform recommended

This is the first Scouting Expo of 2024 organized by the Thunderbird District in association with the Lakeland Tigers and the BSA Units in the District and neighboring areas. Event is open to all public and will be held at the famous Joker Marchant Stadium in the heart of Lakeland.
The purpose of the event is to raise awareness in the community of a strong Scouting presence in the area and to attract new families and Youth into the world of BSA.
Mark your Calendars and your Unit’s calendars for the date, August 10, 2024.

Council Calendar

Trainings Strengthen Scouting

Train Your Leaders...

Every Scout Deserves a Trained Leader…

Send your leaders to these Upcoming Classic Trainings. Wood Badge Courses fill in pretty quickly due to limited offerings and enrollment per year, so reserve your spot and help your unit Leaders fulfil their purpose in their Scouting journey. Scholarships available in some cases. Register for Fall 2024 Wood Badge by Clicking on the image.

Fall 2024 Wood Badge

More Leadership Training Opportunities at the University of Scouting…

Come spend a day learning new ideas from fantastic instructors and enjoy the fellowship of other Scouters from across the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (GTBAC). University of Scouting offers training courses to help enrich your unit and district programs. The training is for adult volunteers at all levels: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and District & Council volunteers. NEW THIS YEAR, scouts (13 years old and up) also have classes they can attend.

Let Us Train OUR Youth...

Trained Scouts become Better Leaders!!

A formal training and consistent mentoring is all it takes to lead a youth to become a world class leader. Let’s help the cause and send our Youth to these amazing trainings within our GTBA Council and at National opportunities. Register for Fall 2024 NYLT (National Youth Leadership Training) by Clicking Here.

NAYLE – A training beyond NYLT 

National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) is an exciting program where young men and women enhance their leadership skills through team building, ethical decision-making, problem solving and service to others. NAYLE is a very special experience. The week concludes with a closing challenge for each Scout to use what they’ve learned in service to others. Scouts must be 14 but not yet 20 years old, hold a unit leadership position, and have completed NYLT. Register for upcoming NAYLE by Clicking on the image.


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Hary Nair


Tyrell Hamilton