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

Welcome to Thunderbird District!

Whether you are new to the Scouting program or have many years of experience as a youth or adult leader, we are pleased to have to join us. Thunderbird District volunteers proudly serve youth in the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council through Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Venturing, Sea Scout, and Exploring units. Most of our district meetings take place in the Scout building at First Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, at 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, 33801.

Check out our Facebook page to learn what Thunderbird District is all about.

Looking for a local Scout unit? Click here to find packs, troops, crews, and ships!

Thunderbird Calendar 2016-2017

January 5, 2017 – 7:00pm – Roundtable – Awards/Recognition, District Dinner ballots; JTE presentation.
January 19, 2017 – 6:30pm – District Commissioners Meeting.
January 19, 2017 – 7:30pm – District Committee Chairs Meeting.
February 2, 2017 – Roundtable – Eagle Process (including the District’s role); merit badge counselors.
March 2, 2017 – District Dinner
March 4, 2017 – Pinewood Derby
March 10-12, 2017 – Thunderbird-Timucua RaftORee, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, Lake Wales | Event Flyer | Leaders’ Guide | Online Registration
April 6, 2017 – Roundtable – Adult training recognition (embroidered knots, Scouts and Leaders); Religious Awards presentation.
May 4, 2017 – Roundtable – Philmont, Summit, International/National Jamborees presentation; camp gadgets.
June 1, 2017 – Roundtable – District Planning Session, 2017-2018

Several District Committee Positions Open

Thunderbird Leaders, your district committee needs you! We have urgent needs for assistance on the District Committee in these key positions:

  • Finance Committee (several opportunities)
  • Friends of Scouting Chair
  • Popcorn Kernel
  • Scouting For Food Chair
  • Unit Commissioners

If you are willing to help out in one of these positions, please contact Randall M. MacDonald.

Helpful Links

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Calendar
Training Courses
Training Awards
Scout Resources and Supplies
Order of the Arrow – Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge

Thunderbird District Recognition

District Award of Merit
Bell Ringer Award
King Pin Award
Spark Plug Award

Meeting Schedule

District Roundtable Meetings are held at at 7:00pm on the first Thursday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida.

District Committee and Commissioner Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the third Thursday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida.

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
District Chairman (Key 3) Randall M. MacDonald
District Vice Chair Vacant
District Vice Chair Vacant
District Commissioner (Key 3) Mark Dye
Activities and Civic Service Chair Rebecca Buffington
Advancement Chair Heather Cullaton
Camping Chair Art Dye
Day Camp Director Vacant
Eagle Board of Review Chair Wade Whiddon
(863) 666-1944
Eagle Project Committee Chair Rick Michels
(863) 646-4956
Finance Chair Richard Dreyer
Friends of Scouting Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Vacant
Membership Chair David Lane
(863) 533-8962
Popcorn Kernel Vacant
Program Chair Heather Cullaton
Public Relations Chair Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner—Boy Scouts Russell Cummings
(863) 294-1024
Roundtable Commissioner—Cub Scouts Cheryl Dreyer
Scouting for Food Chair Vacant
Training Chair Jennifer Combee
(863) 646-6178

District Professionals