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Round Table Location Change for 2019

Round Table 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.  Next meeting is March 7th, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Map of Sand Hill

2019 Withlacoochee Spring Camp-O-Ree

Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation

When: March 29-31, 2019.

This year’s theme is MUD & MAYHEM!

Scouts will have the opportunity to work on several merit badges Friday night and/or Saturday morning, including First Aid, Scouting Heritage and more! A detailed list of the merit badges will be sent soon.

Then, in the afternoon on Saturday, Scouts will have the opportunity to participate in a patrol-level competition to test the team-work, scout skills, ingenuity and creativity of the scouts. The games will be fun, but challenging.

Webelos and Arrow of Light scouts are invited to come for the day on Saturday to see what Scouts, BSA is all about. 

Updates will be given through the Withlacoochee District facebook page.

$15 per Scouts, BSA scout;

$10 per adult;

$5 per staff;

$5 per Webelos/AOL scout

REGISTER NOW and join us for MUD & MAYHEM!!

Jon Young
Camping Chair

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

Ranger Dan with Cub Scout Pack 71

District Committee Training Workshop

The District Committee Workshop meets the basic training requirements for all District Committee positions and will help you better understand your role in the district.

WHEN: Saturday March 9th, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM

WHERE: Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Lewis H. Hill Service Center 13228 N. Central Ave., Tampa, FL 33612

Cost: $10 includes lunch and materials. Please register or RSVP by March 7 and join us for a day of great training and fellowship.  Click Here To Register

Join us for a night of celebration and recognition for all the success our district and each unit had in 2018! Dinner will be Olive Garden but plan to bring a dessert!

When: April 4th at 7:30pm

Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation Dinning Hall

Price: $8.00 per person

                           Click Here to Sign UP!                                             

Cub Scout Day Camp 2019 is fast approaching and registration is now live!!

Visit for more details on each camp location and how to register. Council-wide, we will be providing Day and Twilight camps starting May 28th through June 21st. Each District of the council will have a Day or Twilight Camp location in or near it’s district boundaries.

All Day Camps will be $95 per participant (unless otherwise noted) and Twilight Camps will be $65 (unless otherwise noted). Register before May 5th and you will receive a free drawstring bag with your registration. All who sign up to staff a camp (full week) will get a 50% off coupon code to use for their child’s registration. Talk to a camp director about being on staff today!

For more information, please email or

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.

Space Odyssey

Cub Adventure Camp 2019
When: April 5, 2019 4:00 pm to April 7th, 2019 11:00 am
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Price: $25.00 per Scout, siblings or adults.  4 and under are free. Registration price will include a Cub Adventure Camp Patch, 2 nights of camping, and meals (Saturday Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, & Sunday Breakfast).
Click here to Register

Friday March 29th and Saturday March 30
Brorein Scout Reservation
For more information Click Here

March 30th and 31st, 2019
Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation
For more information Click Here
$25.00 includes, training/food/materials

April 6th and 7th 2019
Camp Christina 9840 Balm Riverview Rd, Riverview
For more information Click Here
$35.00 includes, training/food/materials

April 12th and 13th 2019
Fort Brooke Spring BALOO Training, Camp Owen J. Brorein
For more information CLICK HERE

2019 Paddle-craft Safety

Paddle craft safety expands the safety afloat training to include skills and knowledge to prepare a unit leader to prevent, recognize and respond to boating emergencies during unit activities.  You must bring an updated health form and pass a BSA swim test.
Where:Camp Soule
When: Saturday 04-27-2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 
Price: $15.00
Click Here to Register

2019 Swimming Water Rescue

Swimming water rescue expands the Safe Swim Defense training to include skills and knowledge to prepare a unit leader to prevent, recognize, and respond to swimming emergencies during unit swim activities. Although Safe Swim Defense training provides guidelines for conducting safe swimming activities and is required of unit leaders it does not provide the skills training mandated by those guidelines. This course supplements and provides in-depth training. The Course takes approximately 8 hours and is valid for three years. Trained SWR Cards will be issued after passing required skills and completing the test exam with a score of 80% or higher. This course will be instructed by a BSA Aquatics Instructor and the WCFC Aquatics Committee team. Students should arrive between 7:45 and 8:00am.
Where:Camp Soule
When: Saturday 05-04-2019 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Price: $15.00
Click Here to Register

Dates to Save 

Withlacoochee District Pine Wood Derby
When: 04-06-2019
Where: TBA- Mark your calendars
More Information to come shortly

2019 Splash-o-Ree Sand Hill
When: 04-26-2019 6:00PM to
04-28-2019 12:00PM
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
11210 Cortez Blvd
Brooksville, FL 34613
More Information To Come

2019 Spring Merit Badge Academy
When: Saturday, May 11,2019.
Sponsored by the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council.
Multiple MB classes and Adult leader training will be available!
Fee is $20.00 and includes lunch. Online Registration opens in April.

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

Sand Hill Scout Reservation

at 7:30 pm

Next Meeting is March 7, 2019

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

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John Coble