District Roundtable Meetings

District Roundtable Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

-Sand Hill Scout Reservation- 11210 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville FL 34613- Dining Hall

District Commissioner Meeting

Commissioner Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, during the breakout sessions of Roundtable.

-Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd. Brooksville FL 34613 at 7:30pm

District Committee Meeting

District Committee are held on the second Thursday of every month, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville FL 34613

District Volunteers


Judge Stephen Toner


Vice Chairman-

Tim Herndon

District Commissioner-

John Coble
(352) 212-5930

District Assistant Commissioner

Kevin Pappadouplos


Program Chair-

Mandi Harmon


Finance Chair

William Grant

Training Chair- 

Alex Sobtzak Sr.


Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner-

John Murphy
(352) 563-3255

Advancement Committee Chair

Kellie McMillian


Eagle BOR Chair-

Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

Community Service Chair-

Pauline Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

Pinewood Derby Chair-

Michael Pecora

Fishing Chair-

Bill Pepito

Order of the Arrow-

Norman Zerbe

(352) 563-5604

Sumter County FOS-

Mike Gleim


District Staff

Position Professional
District Executive Emily Thomas


Field Director Travis Emery

(813) 210-1788

Upcoming District Events

District Committee Meeting for May has been cancelled. Some members of the committee will be meeting for the finalized details for the Soaring Eagle Event.  If you would like to help with set up, please contact Emily Thomas or come to the Soaring Eagle meeting.  We will be meeting 5:30pm at

Tim Herndon’s Plumbing, 5314 S. Floral City Ave, Inverness FL.


May 4th- Program Preview


Sand Hill Scout Reservation Dining Hall

Come out and learn about the upcoming events for the 2023-2024 Scouting Year! This will be a great opportunity for units and parents to hear about all the exciting opportunities the council and our district will be hosting in order to plan a year of fun, learning, and adventure for your pack, troop, or crew!

Join us for some light snacks and discussion, including time to ask any questions you have about the upcoming council and district activities, programs, and events! We will have many different vendors present.

Calling all Cub Scouts! We have partnered with The International Game Fish Association to help bring you Passport to Fishing!
Scouts will visit different stations: basic tackle, knot tying, conservation, stewardship, safety and casting, and more!
First 60 Registrations Receive a Free Gift!
Any Questions please contact Emily Thomas at emily.thomas@scouting.org


Soaring Eagle Banquet

May 17th at the College of Central Florida

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, we will have the honor of presenting the Soaring Eagle Award to the 2023 Community Honorees of the Withlacoochee District of the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.  The Soaring Eagle Award is to recognize community citizens for their honesty, integrity and outstanding contributions to their community. This years receptions are Judge Mark Yerman and Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson.

If you are interested in attending or helping sponsor the event please visit our website at https://tampabayscouting.org/sponsorsoaringeagle


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!

Withlacoochee District Calendar

April 2023 

6th– District Banquet @ Sand Hill @ 7:00pm

13th District Key Leader Meeting @ Sand Hill @ 6:30pm

13th District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm

May 2023 

4th – Program Preview @ Sand Hill Dining Hall @7:00pm

6th– Scout Trash the Trash Day

11th- District Key Leader Meeting @ Sand Hill @ 6:30pm

11th- District Committee @ Sand Hill @ 7:30pm- Cancelled

13th– Spring Cub Scout Activity Day @ Sand Hill @10am to 2pm

17th- Soaring Eagle Award Dinner @ College of Central Florida

27th– Flags for the Fallen 

June 2023 

1st – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill 

8th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill 

28th-July 1st Twilight camp @ Sand Hill Supported by the Council and District Volunteers 

July 2023 

14th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill 

August 2023 

3rd – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill 

  • Popcorn, Fall Recruitment, and more 

10th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill 

September 2023 

6th– Scoutmaster Specific Training @ Sand Hill 

7th- Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting@ Sand Hill 

13th-Scoutmaster Specific Training @ Sand Hill 

14th– District Committee Meeting @ Sand Hill 

15th-17th– BALOO – Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation

15th-17th- ILST-  Introduction to Leadership Skills for Troops

15th-17th- IOLS- Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills

30th – Fall Cub Scout Activity Day @ Sand Hill 

October 2023 

5th– Round Table/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill 

13th– District Committee @ Sand Hill  

November 2023 

2nd – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting@ Sand Hill 

9th – District Committee @ Sand Hill 

10th –12th Aiming for the Arrow Camp-o-ree @ Sand Hill 

December 2023 

8th – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting @ Sand Hill 

14th– District Annual Business Meeting/Holiday Party @ Sand Hill 

16th– Wreaths Across America 



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

Thank You To Our Sponsors of 2023


Event Sponsors


Eagle Sponsors

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Life Sponsorships

Star Sponsors

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Withlacoochee Chapter Order of the Arrow

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

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated May 22, 2023

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