District Roundtable

District Roundtable

February 2nd- Sand Hill Scout Reservation

Topics: Information to come soon
Cub Scouts- Information to come soon

Withlacoochee District Committee: 2nd Thursday of every month @ 7:30 pm Staff Center @ Sand Hill Scout Reservation.

Withlacoochee District Commissioners Meeting: Held with Round Table.

Withlacoochee District Calendar

January 2023

5th- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill @7:30

7th- Cub Activity Day @ Sand Hill- 10am to 2pm

12th- District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill @7:30pm

February 2023 

2nd – District Banquet @ Location TBA 

3rd-5th– Camp-o-ree Scouts BSA @ Sand Hill 

10th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill  @ 7:30pm

12th– Scouting for Food Results Due 

 March 2023 

2nd– Roundtable/OA Chapter @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm

9th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill  @ 7:30pm

25th– Pinewood Derby Race @ Crystal Harley Davidson, Crystal River @ 8:30am check in begins

April 2023 

6th– Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm

13th District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm

May 2023 

4th – Program Preview @ Sand Hill Dining Hall @7:00pm

6th – ILST Training Course @ Sand Hill @7 9am to 3pm

6th– Scout Trash the Trash Day 

11th– District Committee @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm

13th– Spring Cub Scout Activity Day @ Sand Hill @10am to 2pm

27th– Flags for the Fallen 


UPDATES ON DISTRICT FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/groups/withlacoocheedistrict/

COUNCIL EVENTS: https://tampabayscouting.org/calendar

District Volunteers


Judge Stephen Toner


District Commissioner-

John Coble
(352) 212-5930

District Assistant Commissioner

Kevin Pappadouplos


Program Chair-

Mandi Harmon


Finance Chair

William Grant

Training Chair- 

Alex Sobtzak Sr.


Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner-

John Murphy
(352) 563-3255

Advancement Committee Chair

Kellie McMillian


Eagle BOR Chair-

Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

Community Service Chair-

Pauline Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

Pinewood Derby Chair-

Michael Pecora

Fishing Chair-

Bill Pepito

Order of the Arrow-

Norman Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

Sumter County FOS-

Mike Gleim


District Staff

Position Professional
District Executive Emily Thomas


Field Director Travis Emery

(813) 210-1788

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Training Schedule

May 6th – ILST Training Course @ Sand Hill @7 9am to 3pm

September 6th– Scoutmaster Specific Training Part 1 @ Sand Hill 

September 13th-Scoutmaster Specific Training Part 2 @ Sand Hill 

September 15th-17th– Training Weekend @ Sand Hill (ILST, BALOO, IOLS) 

For any questions regarding training please contact Alex Sobtzak

Please visit

The Calendar for a complete list of training opportunities.

For more information on becoming a Scout please contact Emily Thomas.

Roundtable- IN PERSON!

February 2nd- Sand Hill Scout Reservation

Scouts BSA- To be announced soon
Cub Scouts- To be announced soon

Roundtables provide unit leaders with the skill to do and the will to do what is needed to ensure that every member of every unit has a great Scouting experience.  They build upon the foundation provided by position-specific basic training and each leader’s commitment to serving youth through Scouting.

Roundtables exist to:
  • Provide information
  • Capture information
  • Offer current program training
  • Provide networking opportunities

Roundtables are a collaborative effort coordinated by Unit Service (commissioners) and supported by commissioned professionals and district operations (Program, Membership, and Finance).


The Suncoast and Withlacoochee District’s of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council invites Scouts BSA units to join us for the 2023 Joint District Camporee

Get your Winter Camping gear ready and join us for a weekend of fun at Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Suncoast and Withlacoochee volunteers have teamed up to bring you an amazing weekend of scout skill competitions and some fun klondike sled building.  Each unit should build their own Klondike sled or we will provide some basic materials. Weight will be added to the sled to see who’s can hold and operate with the most weight while being pulled the farthest distance. Bring your units best chili! There will be a chili cookoff competition on Saturday night. Scouts and leaders are encouraged to bring their best chili to be judged.

Units will be responsible for their food for the weekend. A leader’s guide has been provided.

Who can attend
All registered Scouts BSA, Venture Crews and Sea Scouts.  If you are from out of council, feel free to join us!

Last Day to Order t-shirts is January 18th. 

Last Day to register is January 27th. 

Visit https://scoutingevent.com/089-klondike2023 to register and for more information.


Event Information:

Between the dates of January 9, 2023 and February 11, 2023, scouts distribute door hangers to local homes in their community to let them know about the drive.

On or before February 12, 2023, scouts will revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is then delivered to food banks across the district. If your unit does not have a food bank to distribute the food to, then please contact your district lead for food bank options in your area.

Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/089-scoutingforfood#


District Pinewood Derby

March 25th 8:00am check in starts

Race starts at 9:00AM

Location: Crystal Harley-Davison 1147 S. Suncoast Blvd. Homosassa, FL 34448

Cub Scouts who came in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd for the den level are eligible to enter. 

Registration to Open Soon!



It is Recharter Time!

RECHARTERS ARE OVER DUE!  Please make sure to complete yours now if you have not. 

Please visit https://www.scouting.org/commissioners/internet-rechartering/
To help you with any questions you may have regarding this process.District Commissioner, John Coble can be reached at scoutmaster@troop370.us to help you along the way.

Fees for 2023: $108 per scout, $123 per scout with Scout Life Magazine
$66.00 per adult leader, $81.00 per adult leader with Scout Life Magazine<


Sand Hill Trail Crew

Service hours are an important part of scouting. It allows for our youth to reach out to the community and help others. Sand Hill Trail Crew is always looking for units to help maintain different parts of the hiking trails and other sections of our scout camp. Contact Susan Sandstorm, 727-686-2972 today to set up your units service project!

On December 8th at 7:30 p.m. the Withlacoochee District Committee held their annual business meeting with the nominating committee. The following were approved for the 2023 District Board. *Some positions will be sent to the Council Board for further approval*

District Chair- Judge Stephen Toner

District Vice Chair- Timothy Herndon

District Commissioner- John Coble

District Vice Commissioner- Kevin Pappadouplos

District Finance Chair- William Grant

District Program Chair- Mandi Harmon

District Roundtable- John Murphy

District FOS Chair Citrus County/Marketing Chair- Paul Perregaux

District Special Event Chair- Erika Luke

District Training Chair- Alex Sobtzak Sr.

District Civic Service- Pauline Zerbe

District Recognition Events- Jennifer Griffith

District Order of the Arrow Chair- Norman Zerbe

District Wildlife Chair- William Pepito

District Advancements- Kellie McMillan

District Eagle Advancements- Steven Epple

FOS Chair Sumter County- Mike Gleim

District Pinewood Derby Chair- Michael Pecora

District Unit Commissioners: Andrew Freund, Robert Lagerquist and Kellie McMillian

District Members at Large-

Wesley Vaughan

Stevie Oden

Ernie Lane


Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated January 21, 2023

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Emily Thomas