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

Sand Hill Trail Crew

June 19th, 9am Gate at Sand Hill

Not only do your scouts need service hours for rank advancement, but they need to learn the importance of volunteering and helping others just because it’s the right thing to do. This time of year is perfect for doing a little work on the trails. Trimming is always needing to be done or we can help you plan other projects like putting a few benches along the trails. Contact Susan Sandstorm, 727-686-2972 today to set up your units service project!

Summer of Service is a National Boy Scouts of America program that your unit can earn this summer.

It is a great time to get out and be involved within our communities.

The District is excited about this program and looking forward to seeing what service projects our scouts will do for our community.

Visit Summer of Service | Boy Scouts of America (

for more information or

contract your District Community Service Chair, Pauline Zerbe, for more information.

District Contact: Pauline Zerbe – 352-563-5604

2021 Fall Popcorn Campaign Key Dates

August 2nd – 7th – Popcorn Kickoffs – Multiple/Council Regional locations being set

September 3rd – Show and Sell orders due

September 25th  – Show and Sell pickup – 

October 25th – Take Orders due

November 13th – Take Order pickup – 

December 10th – Take Order Payments due

For More Information Visit Popcorn – Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (


COVID-19 Updates

Council announced new updates on May 12th, 2021, regarding COVID-19 procedures. Please visit their site for all the information

Coronavirus (COVID 19) Updates – Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (

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

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

2021 Webelos Resident Camp

Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation
Monday 06-21-2021 1:00 PM ET to
Thursday 06-24-2021 1:00 PM ET

Rising Webelos come and join your fellow scouts for 4 days of excitement and Scouting fun!

Open to Boys and Girls! A registered adult leader or parent with YPT must be present.

This is an overnight program and gives the full Scout camp experience at a perfect level for rising 4th and 5th graders.

Day Camp in the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is an important part of the Cub Scout calendar year and we plan to deliver a wonderful program, even in the midst of necessary closures due to COVID-19. All camps originally scheduled for June or July have been cancelled. New live camp dates are below and, for the first time in our council, we will be offering a virtual camp option.

Timucua District Twilight Camp- July 22 @ 6:30 PM to
July 24 @ 4:00 PM.


Cub Scout Summer Activity Series-Cooking

Camp Soule
Saturday 06-26-2021 9:00 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET

Cub Scout Summer Activity Series-Shooting Sports

Camp Soule
Saturday 07-24-2021 9:00 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET

Cub Scout Summer Activity Series-Water Sports

Camp Soule
Saturday 08-14-2021 9:00 AM ET to 1:00 PM ET

Life to Eagle

All Scouts of First Class rank or higher, their parents, and unit leaders are encouraged to attend and learn more about:

*Your trail to the Eagle Summit
*How to develop an Eagle Scout Project
*Eagle Scout Project ideas—Good and bad
*Completing an Eagle Project workbook
*Approval process for the Eagle Scout Project
*Completing the Eagle Scout application
*Preparing for the Eagle Board of Review
*Planning an Eagle Court of Honor

Two Options to Attend:

Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Lewis H. Hill Scout Center
August 21, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM

August 22, 2021 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meeting Schedule

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Withlacoochee District, Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

To Sign up for Emails 

Please email Emily Thomas

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

Please follow them on Facebook at

Withlacoochee Chapter Order of the Arrow


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



Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month

Withlacoochee District Commissioners Meeting: Held the 1st Thursday of the month with Round Table.

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
Chairman Steve Toner


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

(352) 650-0621

Camping Chair Will Addams
Finance Chair Vacant
Family FOS Chair Jolene Dyer
Membership Chair Earnie Olsen
Program Chair Mandi Harmon


Popcorn Kernel Chair Vacant
Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner John Murphy
(352) 563-3255
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Emily Thomas


Nominating Chair Frank DeFrancesco
Training Chair Vacant
Day Camp Program Director Vacant
Communication Chair Emily Thomas


Eagle BOR Chair Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

Community Service Chair Pauline Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

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


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


Members at Large Tom Barnette

Norman Zerbe

Jim Stout

Kevin Pappadouplos

District Professionals

Position Professional
District Executive
Field Director Sharrod McCree
(863) 632-2799

Withlacoochee District Calendar

June 2021

3- Roundtable/OA Meeting- Zoom

10- District Committee Meeting

July 2021

8- District Committee Meeting

August 2021

5- Round Table/OA Meeting- @ Sand Hill

12- District Committee Meeting

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


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



Withlacoochee District Training Schedule

At this time no training events are scheduled. Please visit

Training – Greater Tampa Bay Area Council (

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

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