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

2021 Fall Popcorn Campaign Key Dates

September 25th  – Show and Sell pickup – Butler AC- Anderson Snow Road 

October 25th – Take Orders due

November 13th – Take Order pickup – 

December 10th – Take Order Payments due

For More Information Contact Krista Knowles, Withlacoochee Popcorn Kernel


 

Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 11-12-2021 7:00 PM ET to
Sunday 11-14-2021 6:00 PM ET

Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts are welcome to attend the Withlacoochee District Aiming for the Arrow Camp-O-Ree. Dens will have a fun time at this event learning the skills that they will need to earn their Arrow of Light while giving them an insight of the scouting traditions they will need to be successful in Scouts BSA. Scouts will experience different activities for first-aid and other outdoor camping experiences. This camping experience is for Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts.
Pricing:
$35 Youth Participants – Food, T-Shirt and Patch
$15 Adult Participants – Food

Who can attend:
Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts and their registered leaders.  If you are from out of council, feel free to join us!

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – 2021 Withlacoochee Aiming for the Arrow (scoutingevent.com)

REGISTRATION CLOSES OCTOBER 30th


September 23rd
Join us as we welcome new youth to the scouting program. We will be holding an Round Up Open House at
American Legion Post 99, 208 E. Fort Dade Ave, Brooksville FL 34601
We will be inviting all of the surrounding schools and homeschoolers to this event. Doors will open at 6:00 pm to welcome new families
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Emily Thomas 352-459-9375.

Spook-o-ree Promo Image

Register by September 18 to order T-Shirts and by October 6 for Meal Plans!

Calling all Cub Scouts and their families! Greater Tampa Bay Area Council’s annual Spook-O-Ree will be held at four GTBAC camps on October 15-17, 2021! This year our theme is “Through the Looking Glass,” a mind-bending and fun experience for Scouts and their families. Saturday will be filled with Cub-friendly activities, followed by an evening with a spooky good time!

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!!!


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!


District Commissioner Frequently Asked Questions…

  1. I heard you can transfer scouts between units now, how do you do that?
  2. I heard you can also CHANGE leadership positions at any time, where is this?
  3. I want to change the Cubmaster position in My.SCouting.org before recharter, can I do that?
    • A: YES! Please see #2.
  4. I heard there were some new recruitment materials, can you show them to me?
  5. Someone told me that there is a ‘recruitment in a box’ kit that I can get from council, is this true?
    • A: Yes there is. There is a whole kit. Let Charles Love know you are interested and he can give you the details. 
  6. What is the new Council Program Fee?
    • A: As of January 1, 2022 council will charge $33 per Scout and $21 per Adult Leader. 
  7. I heard that as of 8/1/2021 the national BSA fee has gone up, what is the new national fee?
9. Update your “Beascout.org” pin, this is critical for helping new families find your unit!
How to update your BeAScout.org pin
As we move into join-Scouting season, now is the time to be Helpful, Friendly, Courteous, and Kind by doing a Good Turn and updating your pin so people who are looking for a great Scouting unit can find you!

10. Tracking service hours is a critical way to show our impact within the community. Is required for Journey To Excellence (JTE) every year.Click here to submit your unit’s service hours!



Here are some Council Events that might Spark your Scouting Adventures

Suncoast District Scouts BSA Open Shooting Day

9:00 AM Session
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Saturday 10-02-2021 9:00 AM ET to 11:00 AM ET

11:00 AM Session
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Saturday 10-02-2021 11:00 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET

Pricing: (Youth and Adult)
$10.00 Rifle, $17.50 Shotgun, $25.00 Rifle and Shotgun

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – Suncoast District Scouts BSA Open Shooting Day (scoutingevent.com)

2021 University of Scouting

Wiregrass Ranch High School
Saturday 10-30-2021 7:30 AM ET to 4:30 PM ET

Come spend a day learning new ideas from fantastic instructors and enjoy the fellowship of other Scouters from across the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (GTBAC). University of Scouting offers training courses to help enrich your unit and district programs. You can even work on your University of Scouting Degree.  The training is for adult volunteers at all levels: Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and District & Council volunteers.

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – 2021 University of Scouting (scoutingevent.com)

C.o.C. S. College of Commissioner Science

Wiregrass Ranch High School
Saturday 10-30-2021 8:30 AM ET to 5:00 PM ET

Come spend a day learning new ideas from fantastic instructors and enjoy the fellowship of other Scouters from across the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (GTBAC). The College of Commissioner Science offers training courses to help commissioners enrich unit and district programs. There are three tracks of study.

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – C.o.C. S. College of Commissioner Science (scoutingevent.com)

 

BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – Timucua

Camp Christina YMCA
Saturday 11-13-2021 7:00 AM ET to
Sunday 11-14-2021 12:00 PM ET

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation – Timucua (scoutingevent.com)

IOLS – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – Timucua

Masconic Park and Youth camp
Saturday 11-13-2021 7:30 AM ET to
Sunday 11-14-2021 12:00 PM ET

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – IOLS – Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills – Timucua (scoutingevent.com)

Council Camp-O-Ree

Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation
Friday 12-03-2021 5:00 PM ET to
Sunday 12-05-2021 11:00 AM ET

Register by November 12 to order T-Shirts!

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council – Council Camp-O-Ree (scoutingevent.com)

 

COVID-19 Updates

Please have all forms ready upon entering camp to make your process run smoothly.

Meeting Schedule

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Please email Emily Thomas


To find out more information about the Withlacoochee District Order of the Arrow

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Withlacoochee Chapter Order of the Arrow

NEXT MEETING IS October 7th.

Withlacoochee District Roundtable:

October 7th- ON ZOOM 7:30PM

 

Withlacoochee District Committee: October 14th at 7:30pm Staff City Sand Hill

Withlacoochee District Commissioners Meeting: Held with Round Table.

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
Chairman Steve Toner

352-610-2211

District Vice Chairman Vacant
District Commissioner John Coble
(352) 212-5930
Marketing Chair Jill Migone
Advancement Chair Kellie McMillian

(352) 650-0621

Camping Chair Vacant
Finance Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Jolene Dyer
Membership Chair vacant
Program Chair Mandi Harmon

352-585-0899

Popcorn Kernel Chair Krista Knowles

352-942-9929

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner John Murphy
(352) 563-3255
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner
Nominating Chair Frank DeFrancesco
Training Chair Vacant
Day Camp Program Director Vacant
Communication Chair Emily Thomas

352-345-5742

Eagle BOR Chair Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

Community Service Chair Pauline Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

Cub Activities Chair Stevie Oden

352-232-9519

Banquet Chair Vacant
Pinewood Derby Chair Josh Learn
Soaring Eagle Chair-Citrus John Murphy

352-726-6811

Soaring Eagle Chair-Hernando Vacant
Soaring Eagle Chair- Sumter Mike Gleim

352-391-3895

Members at Large Tom Barnette

Norman Zerbe

Jim Stout

Kevin Pappadouplos

District Professionals

Position Professional
District Executive Emily Thomas

352-459-9375

Field Director Sharrod McCree
(863) 632-2799

Withlacoochee District Calendar

September 2021

2-Roundtable/OA Meeting- Zoom

9- District Committee Meeting

18- Fall Cub Scout Activity Day- First Responders

October 2021

7- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting- Zoom

14- District Committee Meeting

November 2021

4- Roundtable/OA Meeting- @ Sand Hill

11- District Committee Meeting

12-14 Aiming for the Arrow

(WEBELOS and AOL Camping)

December 2021

2- Roundtable/OA Meeting- Zoom

9- District Committee Meeting

18- Wreaths Across America

January 2022

6- Roundtable/OA Meeting-Zoom

8- Winter Cub Scout Activity Day- World Conservation

13- District Committee Meeting

February 2022

3- District Banquet @ Sand Hill

10- District Committee

March 2022

3- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting- Zoom

10- District Committee Meeting

19-21 District Camporee

District Pinewood Derby

April 2022

7- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting- Zoom

14- District Committee Meeting

May 2022

5- Program Preview@ Sand Hill

7- Scout Trash the Trash Day

14-Spring Cub Scout Activity Day- Fishing

28- Flags for the Fallen

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

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

Withlacoochee District Training Schedule

At this time no training events are scheduled. Please visit

Training – Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (tampabayscouting.org)

for a complete list of online training and other training opportunities.

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