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, 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 2019

May 11: GTBAC Merit Badge Academy, Saint Leo University, 9:00am-4:00pm | Event Page | Registration Link
May 16: Commissioners Meeting
May 18: College of Commissioner Science, GTBAC Council Service Center, 8:00am-5:00pm | Registration Link | Payment Link (After Registering)
May 20: District Committee Meeting, Crispers at Lakeside Village, 7:00pm
June 7: Roundtable – First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland
June 21: Commissioners Meeting
June 24: District Committee Meeting, Crispers at Lakeside Village, 7:00pm
June 30-July 3: Webelos Resident Camp, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Registration Link
July 5-8: Express Camp – Scouts BSA, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Registration Link
July 15-20: National Youth Leadership Training (NYLT), Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page | Registration Link
September 20-22 and October 12-13: Wood Badge, Sand Hill Scout Reservation and Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page | Registration Link
November 8-10: Powder Horn, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation | Event Page | Registration Link | Facebook Group

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:

  • Friends of Scouting Chair
  • Scouting For Food Chair
  • Unit Commissioners

If you are willing to help out in one of these positions, please contact Jodi Gunder.

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 Chairman (Key 3) Jodi Gunder
District Vice Chair David Lane
District Vice Chair Russell Cummings
District Commissioner (Key 3) Mark Dye
Activities and Civic Service Chair Carrie Vijil
Advancement Chair Vacant
Camping Chair Russell Cummings
Day Camp Director Mysti Dye
Eagle Board of Review Chair Wade Whiddon
(863) 666-1944
Eagle Project Committee Chair Vacant
Finance Chair Todd Parrish
Friends of Scouting Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Vacant
Membership Chair David Lane
(863) 533-8962
Popcorn Kernel Mike Salazar
Program Chair Heather Cullaton
Public Relations Chair Vacant
Roundtable Commissioner – Scouts BSA Randall M. MacDonald
Roundtable Commissioner — Cub Scouts Cheryl Dreyer
Scouting for Food Chair Vacant
Training Chair Jennifer Combee
(863) 646-6178

District Professionals

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated May 5, 2019

Please contact the page authors with your feedback:

Randall M. MacDonald

Email

Sharrod McCree

Field Director

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