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

For more information on becoming a Scout please contact Sharrod McCree.

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

March 19-21 & April 10-11: Wood Badge, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation and Sand Hill Scout Reservation | Event Page & Registration Link
April 1: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
May 6: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
June 3: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
July 1: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
July 12-17: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page & Registration Link
August 5: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
September 2: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
September 17-19 & October 9-10: Wood Badge, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation and Camp Soule | Event Page
October 7: Thunderbird District Roundtable, First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, 7:00pm
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 Camporee, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Check back for details!
December 9-12: Powder Horn, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page

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:

  • Vice Chair
  • Activities & Civic Service
  • Camping
  • Finance
  • Popcorn Kernel
  • Unit Commissioners

If you are willing to help out in one of these positions, please contact District Chair Todd Parrish.

Helpful Links

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Calendar
Advancement
Training Courses
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.

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 Chair (Key 3) Todd Parrish
District Vice Chair Vacant
District Commissioner (Key 3) Art Dye
Activities & Civic Service Chair Vacant
Advancement Chair Vacant
Camping Chair Vacant
Day Camp Director Jennifer L. Combee
Eagle Board of Review Chair Wade Whiddon
(863) 666-1944
Eagle Project Committee Chair Vacant
Finance Chair Vacant
Friends of Scouting Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Vacant
Membership Chair Rick Michels
Popcorn Kernel Vacant
Program Chair Heather Cullaton
Public Relations Chair Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner – Scouts BSA Randall M. MacDonald
Roundtable Commissioner – Cub Scouts Vacant
Scouting for Food Chair Vacant
Training Chair Vacant

District Professionals

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated March 11, 2021

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Randall M. MacDonald

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