News and Such…


Round Table Location Change for 2019

Round Table/ OA Chapter meeting will be held at the Dinning Hall at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613.  Meetings are the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Map of Sand Hill

Scouting for Food

District-wide Scouting for Food Drive
February 2019

If you have signed up for Scouting for Food, please come to the February Round Table to receive your door hangers and bags.  All food needs to be collected and relieved by February 16th.  If you have any questions please contact:

Jeremy Twachtman

Pauline Zerben

Carrie Roberts-Garvin

Scout sunday emblem

Scout Sunday

February 10, 2019

Every year in Scouting we celebrate an event called Scout Sunday or Scout Sabbath near February 8th, the anniversary of Scouting’s founding.  Here are three reasons why this event should figure prominently in your pack or troop calendar:

  1. You pay respect to your sponsoring institution. If your Pack or Troop is like the majority of units and sponsored by a faith-based institution, you can encourage your Scouts and families to attend services in uniform as a unit during the week of Scout Sunday.  This shows your sponsor that your unit appreciates them not just as a sponsor but as a house of worship.  Even if a Scout chooses to attend services at his own church or temple, on this one Sunday, he can be encouraged to do so in uniform.
  1. Work on faith-based requirements. In the evolving Scouting program, there are a growing number of requirements devoted to exploring faith, and the weeks leading up to Scout Sunday are a perfect time to complete these requirements.  In Scouting, a non-denominational organization, we leave it up to the parents or guardians to talk with each child about their family’s particular religious beliefs.  No family or Scout is ever pressured to attend services for an institution of a different faith, but many families do not regularly attend a religious institution anyway, and these requirements deliberately give them a chance to explore new ways to practice their faith.
  1. It’s good for the Scout’s soul. In the hectic pace of today’s life, many families don’t have a chance to even discuss their spirituality.  Many children grow up not practicing a faith at all and miss out on what could be an important part of their lives.  Giving families a chance to explore faith benefits parents and siblings of Scouts too.

One of the great values of Scouting is that it inspires families and children to explore areas of interest and areas of life that they might not otherwise encounter.  Understanding one’s spirituality is such a vital part of growing up to be an honorable adult; make sure your pack or troop takes every opportunity to make this great Scouting experience available.  Remember a Scout is REVERENT.

The Wood Badge experience comes with decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and helpful staff, and a
guided tour through the Scouting program. The first part of Wood Badge is the experiential course, which
takes place over two three-day weekends and includes leadership classes, games, activities and lots of meaningful conversation. The second part of Wood Badge is the ticket, a series of five goals you choose to complete, using your newly acquired skills, to benefit your home unit and local community.Wood Badge is the highest council-level training course for all adult Scout volunteers & Scout professionals.

When: February 22-24, 2019 Sand Hill Scout Reservation
11210 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, Florida
March 22-24, 2019 Camp Soule
2201 Soule Rd., Clearwater, Florida
Jim Royal, Course Director
Cell: (727) 735-1433

Adult Awards and Recognition

It is time to start thinking of recognizing our Adult Leaders. All awards need to be submitted by February 7th.  Click here for a complete list of awards

Abiaca and Withlacoochee Chapter Ordeal

Sand Hill Scout Reservation
February 8,9,10 2019

The Order of the Arrow is Scouting’s “National Honor Society.” It recognizes those Scouts and Scouters who best exemplify the Scout Oath and Law in their daily lives and who provide leadership to others in better understanding and living the Scout Oath and Law.
Please Note:

BSA ID # REQUIRED to complete your registration!

18 and over- New Youth Protection Training completion date REQUIRED to complete your registrations!

Click Here to Register

Sand Hill Scout Reservation Ranger’s Challenge 

Are you adventurous enough to accept the Sand Hill Ranger’s Challenge?  Are you perceptive enough to know your pace, work a compass, or load way points into GPS?  If so, you are in the right place and now at the right time to learn more and earn your various Ranger’s Trail Challenge awards.

Click Here to find out more details

Please report your service hours monthly

Record your service hours for the whole year by following this UPDATED LINK.
For help with the process, follow this link.

Meeting Schedule

Withlacoochee District Roundtable: Held on the first Thursday of each month at

Sand Hill Scout Reservation

at 7:30 pm

Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month at First Baptist Church, 420 Howell Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601, at 7:30 p.m.

Withlacoochee District Commissioners Meeting: Contact Michael Pecora, District Commissioner, for information on this meeting.

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
District Chairman John Coble
(352) 212-5930
District Vice Chairman Vacant
District Commissioner Michael Pecora
(352) 279-9887
Activities and Civic Service Jennifer Griffith
(352) 232-1219
Advancement Chair Anita Smothers
Camping Chair Jon Young
(352) 726-2193
Finance Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Krista Knowles
(352) 201-2015
Membership Chair Tammy Alajko
(352) 556-8713
Program Chair Mandi Harmon
(352) 585-0899
Popcorn Kernel and Camp Card Chair Krista Knowles
(352) 942-9929
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner John Murphy
(352) 563-3255
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Jennifer Griffith
(352) 232-1219
Nominating Chair Stephen Toner
Training Chair Thomas Alajko
(352) 263-4837
Webelos to Scout Transition Chair Vacant
Communication Chair

Emily Thomas


District Professionals

Position Professional
District Executive Jeremy Twachtman
(863) 224-4230
Field Direcor Sharrod McCree
(863) 632-2799

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated January 16, 2019

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Jeremy Twachtman


John Coble