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

For more information on becoming a Scout please contact Alex Klausing.

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, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland 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
2021
September 17-19 & October 9-10: Wood Badge; Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation and Camp Soule | Event Page
September 24-26: Aqua Camp; Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Registration
October 7: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
October 15: Bartow’s Friday Fest (District Recruiting and Promotional Event); 100 E Main St, Bartow, Florida, 6:00pm-9:00pm | Facebook Group
October 15-17: Spook-O-Ree; Camp Brorein, Camp Soule, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, Sand Hill Scout Reservation | Event Registration
November 4: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
December 2: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
December 3-5: Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Camp-O-Ree; Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Registration
December 9-12: Powder Horn; Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page | Event Registration
December 26-31: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT); Sand Hill Scout Reservation | Event Page | Event Registration

2022
January 6: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
February 3: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
February 18-20 & March 5-6: Wood Badge; Sand Hill Scout Reservation and Camp Soule | Event Page
March 3: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
April 7: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
May 5: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
June 2: Thunderbird District Roundtable; First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
September 16-18 & October 8-9: Wood Badge; Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation and Camp Soule | Event Page
December 26-31: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT); Sand Hill Scout Reservation | Event Page

Adult Leader Training

Adult leaders, are you completely trained for your position? For a list of current training courses by position, please check this document. Thank you!

Several District Volunteer Positions Open

Thunderbird Leaders, your district needs you! We have urgent needs for assistance in these key positions:

  • Popcorn Kernel – Contact District Chair Todd Parrish for more information.
  • Unit Commissioners – Contact District Commissioner Art Dye for more information.

Helpful Links

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Calendar
Advancement
BSA Training & GTBAC Training Calendar
Training Awards
Scout Resources and Supplies
District Resources from the BSA
Order of the Arrow: Uh-To-Yeh-Hut-Tee Lodge

Thunderbird District Recognition

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. A Zoom link is also available.

District Committee Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the second Thursday of every month at the offices of Miles & Parrish, 4305 Highland Park Blvd, Lakeland, Florida. A Zoom link is also available.

District Commissioner Meetings are held at 7:00pm on the third Thursday of every month at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida. A Zoom link is also available.

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
District Chair (Key 3) Todd Parrish
District Vice Chair Brad Shiver
District Commissioner (Key 3) Art Dye
Activities & Civic Service Co-Chair Jodi Gunder
Activities & Civic Service Co-Chair Tina McGuire
Advancement Chair Jimmy Keifer
Camping Chair David Lane
Day Camp Director Jennifer L. Combee
Eagle Board of Review Chair Wade Whiddon
(863) 666-1944
Eagle Project Committee Chair Jimmy Keifer
Finance Chair Vacant
Friends of Scouting Chair Vacant
Membership Chair Rick Michels
Pinewood Derby Chair David Torres
Popcorn Kernel Vacant
Program Chair Vacant
Public Relations Chair Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner – Scouts BSA Randall M. MacDonald
Roundtable Commissioner – Cub Scouts Vacant
Scouting for Food Chair Elizabeth Hagan
Training Chair Jason Wikman

District Professionals

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated September 15, 2021

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Randall M. MacDonald

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