J. Edward Mack Scout Reservation

CAMP AND EVENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR EVERYONE ENTERING THE CAMP EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

Drivers dropping off participants while remaining in the vehicle are exempt, however they must wait until the participants are successfully screened before exiting the camp.
    • Pre-event medical screening form that is signed within the last 24 hours.
    • Temperature and SpO2 taken and recorded upon entry. Temperature must be below 100.4 degrees and SpO2 must be greater than or equal to 94%.
    • Signed activity release for this event
  • Completed BSA medical form (Parts A, B for less than 72 hours; A, B, C for over 72 hours).
  • If a participant fails the pre-event medical screening, everyone in that vehicle will be turned away.
    For this reason, travel by family to events is highly recommended.
  • Pre-event medical screening must be done at the ranger-designated drop off area.
  • These requirements are for EVERYONE entering camp – even parents just dropping off Scouts.
  • Non-participants must remain in the vehicle while participants unload and are being screened.Required COVID Mitigation Procedures
Due to the fluid nature of the pandemic, these procedure and participant forms are subject to change based upon the requirements from state and local governments. For current updates visit: https://tampabayscouting.org/coronavirus
Attached are the forms that you will need for each participate. There are three pages that need to be completed for each person entering the camp. You will also need to have A/B medical forms and your temperature and SpO2 taken by the ranger or camp master when you enter. Please have all forms ready upon entering camp to make your process run smoothly.

Hello everyone, I am Brenda Paternostro and I have volunteered to be the district popcorn kernel.

I just wanted to say hello and I really look forward to working with everyone in helping your units achieve the greatest commission possible.

If you all have any questions – you can ask here or you can email me at brenners751@icloud.com or call at 1-727-858-5601.

Please make sure you contact me or sign up as soon as possible for popcorn. The first deadline date for 4% is June 30th.   You need to have committed to selling popcorn by June 30th so we can start tracking your kernel information.

To extra an additional 4% – complete the following training’s (a. Popcorn 101 and b. Trails end tech update.) BY 7/31/2020

SHOW & SELL orders are due BY 8/31/2020
Take orders are due BY 11/2/2020
By doing these and turning in your money by 12/4/2020 your unit will earn an extra 4%.

Earn an additional 2% by going over last year’s sales by at least 10%.

Earn an additional 8% if you meet the selling goal of the equivalent of each scout selling $200 in popcorn. (This number will be based on the number of registered scouts as of 12/2019.)

So if your unit is able to do all of the above, your unit will get 42% in sales.

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This week challenge is “A Scout is Friendly”. Being a scout we must be friendly to the animals. Can you think of a way to be friendly to them? Maybe make your own bird feeder, build a bee box, bat house, or frog home. Lets get creative and be friendly to nature!
Make sure you take a photo and hash tag #WeeklyChallengeWD
We are looking forward to seeing your posts! Remember KEEP ON SCOUTING!

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This week’s merit badge is one, Brandon is particularly passionate about, Fishing. We will have Zoom classes and one in person, socially distant fishing day, for which masks will be provided. Bait and tackle will also be provided if you need it. The location and date is still to be determined based on weather and student convenience. This fishing trip will be optional, but youth who do not attend may need to make other arrangements to fulfill requirements. Our first class will be Wednesday at 6:30, so email Brandon Kathman at brandon.kathman@scouting.org if you would like to register.


John Coble is offering Coin Collecting Merit Badge by email (not everyone is able to use Zoom).
If your scout in interested, have them email me (make sure that a parent is also included on the email) and you will receive directions and some other materials. scoutmaster@troop370.us

RIGHT NOW, THIS IS FOR WITHLACOOCHEE DISTRICT ONLY!

As an added incentive, the first 6 scouts to register will get a Coin Collecting Merit Badge coin folder.


 

Adopt-a-Trail at Sand Hill Scout Reservation!

Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation

When: Contact Susan to make your appointment!
Who: Any packs, troops or crews that may be interested in participating.
Contact: Susan Sandstorm 727-686-2972
Normal trail maintenance will include trimming back branches, removing plants trying to grow up in the middle of the trail, and repainting blazes.


PDF OF SAND HILL SCOUT RESERVATION


The Program Preview is rescheduled for August. More information to come soon. Your District Committee is looking to offer table space to organizations that can share with the units how the scouting program can utilize their organization. Last year we had many organizations such as the Friends of the Weeki Wachee, State Forestry, Country Meats and more.
This year we are looking for even more vendors. Please share this link with organizations, groups, and businesses that you think should have a display at our program preview
Program Preview Link to Sign Up for Vender Spot


Here is a list of the previous weekly challenges in case you missed one.

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Ranger Dan is retiring June 1. Please make signs, cards, decorate your cars! We want to thank him for all he did the last 19 years.

 

 

 

 

“A Scout is Trustworthy”. Its time to play some games. There are many trustworthy team building games you can play with your family. Some examples are: Trust Fall, Trust Walk, Blindfold Navigate, and Bat and Moth. You can look on this website for more
https://www.momjunction.com/articles/trust-building-activities-for-kids_00352566/

 

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May 3-17: “A Scout is Courteous”. It’s teacher appreciation week. There are all kinds of teachers in our world, let’s appreciate them all. Post a photo of you with a sign you made saying thank you to some one you appreciate.

 

 

 

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April 26-May 2: “A Scout is Clean”. Let’s help clean up our neighborhoods. Post a photo of you cleaning up your neighborhood. Many Scouting Units are participating in Scout Trash Day on May 2nd.

 

 

 

A Scout is “Reverent” April 19 to 25. Please watch FaceBook for a recording of the Interfaith Service.

 

 

 

 

 

April 12-April 18th Challenge is “A Scout is Thrifty”. Let’s see those neckerchief slides that you come up with!

 

 

 

April 5th-11th Challenge is “A Scout is Helpful” It is time to learn some different knots that you may need in life to be helpful. Learn three different knots this week and post photos or videos to Facebook with your accomplishments.

 

 

 

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March 29-April 4 Challenge is “A Scout is Kind” Please send a card or color a picture and mail it to a local senior center.

Brooksville Healthcare Center/Activities            Salisham Gracious Retirement Living/Activities

114 Chatman Blvd                                              191 Astaire Lane

Brooksville FL 34601                                          Spring Hill FL 34609

 

Make sure you take a photo and hash tag #WeeklyChallengeWD

We are looking forward to seeing your posts! Remember KEEP ON SCOUTING!


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.


Here are some Council Events that might Spark your Scouting Adventures


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STEM FAIR RESCHEDULED
NEW DATE

SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

The STEM Fair has something for everyone in Cub Scouts! SAVE THE DATE FOR SEPTEMBER 12, 2020

Lions and Tigers – enjoy seeing the robots, drones, exhibitors, and playing games.

Wolves and Bears – Get to start an exciting NOVA award with their fellow Cub Scouts

Webelos and Arrow of Light – Get to start an exciting NOVA award with their fellow Webelos.

NOVA Classes Offered


2020 Powder Horn course is open! Powder Horn introduces Venturing and Scouting youth and adult leaders to the activities and resources necessary to operate a successful outdoor, high adventure unit-level program.

Register here: https://scoutingevent.com/089-powderhorn

Dates: November 13-15, 2020 (Friday at 7:00am-Sunday at 4:00pm)

Cost: $150 per person

Contact Brandon Kathman with any questions brandon.kathman@scouting.or


Meeting Schedule

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Please email Emily Thomas

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Withlacoochee Chapter Order of the Arrow

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

No Round Table Month of July

 

Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month at  the Dinning Hall at Sand Hill Scout Reservation.

Withlacoochee District Camping Committee: Meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Inverness Wendy’s 502 W. Main St, Inverness FL 34450.

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

District Volunteers

Position Volunteer
District Chairman John Coble
(352) 212-5930
District Vice Chairman
District Commissioner
Activities and Civic Service
Advancement Chair Kellie McMillian

(352) 650-0621

Camping Chair Jon Young
(352) 726-2193
Finance Chair
Family FOS Chair Krista Knowles
(352) 201-2015
Membership Chair
Program Chair Jennifer Griffith
(352) 232-1219
Popcorn Kernel Chair Joe Lawrence

352-942-1837

Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner John Murphy
(352) 563-3255
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Stevie Oden
(352-232-9519
Nominating Chair Stephen Toner
Training Chair
Day Camp Program Director Adam Oden

(352) 537-1994

Communication Chair Emily Thomas

352-345-5742

Eagle BOR Chair Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

District Professionals

Position Professional
District Executive Brandon Kathman

352-459-9375

Field Direcor Sharrod McCree
(863) 632-2799

Withlacoochee District Calendar

Due to the Coronavirus Some Activities are postponed until further notice

June 2020

4 – Round Table Zoom

11 – District Committee Meeting Zoom

August 2020

6- Program Preview

13- District Committee Meeting

September 2020

3- District Banquet

10- District Committee Meeting

11-13 Fall Camporee

26-Fall Cub Scout Activity Day

October 2020

1-Roundtable/OA Meeting

8- District Committee Meeting

November 2020

5- Roundtable/OA Meeting

12- District Committee Meeting

December 2020

3- Roundtable/OA Meeting

10- District Committee Meeting

12- Wreaths Across America

January 2021

7- Roundtable/OA Meeting

14- District Committee Meeting

February 2021

4-Roundtable/OA Meeting

11- District Committee Meeting

March 2021

4- Roundtable/OA Meeting

11- District Committee Meeting

20- Pinewood Derby

April 2021

1- District Banquet

8- District Committee Meeting

16-18 Spring Camporee

May 2021

1- Scout Trash the Trash Day

6- Program Preview

8- Spring Cub Scout Activity Day

13- District Committee Meeting

29- Flags for the Fallen

June 2021

3- Roundtable/OA Meeting

Cub Scout Day Camp at Sand Hill

10- District Committee Meeting

July 2021

8- District Committee Meeting

August 2021

5- Round Table/OA Meeting

12- District Committee Meeting

September 2021

2-Roundtable/OA Meeting

9- District Committee Meeting

25- Fall Cub Scout Activity Day

October 2021

7- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting

14- District Committee Meeting

November 2021

4- Roundtable/OA Meeting

11- District Committee Meeting

12-14 Merit Badge Madness

December 2021

2- Roundtable/OA Meeting

9- District Committee Meeting

11- Wreaths Across America

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

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

Withlachoochee District Training Schedule

Scout Leader Training

Scoutmaster Specific Training – for SMs/ASMs

Dates:  July 18, 2020                              

Troop Committee Challenge – for all Troop Committee Members

Dates: August 15, 2020

Pack Committee Challenge – for all Pack Committee Members

Dates: October 17, 2020

Den Leader Specific Training – all Den Leaders

Dates: November 21, 2020

Cubmaster Specific Training – all Cubmasters and Assistant Cubmasters

Dates: June 20, 2020, December 19, 2020

BALOO Training – All Cub Scout Leaders.  One trained leader required to camp.

Dates TBA

ITOLS Training – All Scouts BSA Leaders.

Dates: September 19, 2020 – September 20, 2020

To register for any event and find out more information please visit:  https://tampabayscouting.org/calendar 

or visit this page closer to any dates. 

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated June 15, 2020

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Jeremy Twachtman

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