Merit Badges

2020 Withlacoochee Spring Camp-O-Ree
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 03-20-2020 4:00 PM ET to
Sunday 03-22-2020 11:00 AM ET


Sandhill scout reservation

Additional fees for shooting:

Rifle  $ 5

Shotgun  $ 15

Archery  $ 5

Looking for a few merit badge counselors.  We would like to offer First Aid.  If you are able to teach this merit badge please contact Gwyn Privetts-Young


Unit Leaders and Committee Chairs,
It is time to recognize that one leader from your unit that has gone above and beyond or is the one person that made 2019 a great year in scouting for your Pack, Troop or Ship.
Please send me the name of one deserving leader (must be a registered leader). I also ask that you recognize a different leader then the awardee from previous years.
I want to present their award to them at the Withlacoochee District Banquet on
April 2nd.
Please provide their name by March 15th.

Yours in Scouting, John Coble
District Chairman, Withlacoochee District
Greater Tampa Bay Area Council

It is that time of the year again were our district recognizes our leaders for their hard work. Please make sure you have all award applications in by March 25th to Brandon Kathman or John Coble.

Advisor’s Key Award
Scouter’s Training Award for Cub Scouting Progress Record
Cubmaster’s Key Progress Record
Den Leader Training Award Progress Record
Scoutmaster’s Key Progress Record
Scouter’s Training Award for Boy Scouting Progress Record
Scouter’s Training Award for Sea Scouting Progress Record
Skipper’s Key Progress Record
Venturing Training Award Progress Record

2020 Withlacoochee Distict Pinewood Derby
Historic Downtown Brooksville- Arts and Auto Show
Saturday 03-21-2020 2:00 PM ET to 6:00 PM ET
Contact Joshua Learn
Click here for more details

The Program Preview is from 7:30 to 9pm on Thursday, May 7. 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

Cub Scout Day Camp or Twilight Camp is an accredited, organized, one- to five-day program for Cub Scouts. Using trained leadership at an approved site, these camps are held during daylight or early evening hours, but not overnight.

It is a great opportunity for your son or daughter to enjoy several fun-filled days with his fellow Scouts at one of our nearby Cub Scout camps and/or local parks or churches. Day Camp is held during the morning and through the early afternoon. Twilight Camp is held in the early evening hours.

Our Scouts will enjoy tried and true camp favorites such as BBs, Archery, Cooking, Sports, STEM, leadership, Scout Skills, hiking, and more.

For more information, CLICK HERE

*Ask about 5-day Volunteer Discounts!


Splash O Ree 2020
It’s here!! This years theme: 110 Leagues under the Sea!
Come enjoy lots of fun splashing at this event.
Save the Date Splash o Ree
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Friday 04-24-2020 6:00 PM ET to
Sunday 04-26-2020 11:00 AM ET

Withlacoochee Spring Cub Activity Day
When: 05-09-2020 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
        $5.00 per Scout
Scouts will be earning their wrist rocket shooting award. We will have many activities during the day. Be prepared to get wet! More information to come soon.
We will be looking for Troop volunteers. Please contact Emily Thomas at or 352-345-5742 to sign up.

Adopt-a-Trail at Sand Hill Scout Reservation!

Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation

When: February 22, 2020
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.


Pack 71 on a trail clean up.


Troop 33 and 34

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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

Scouts Day with the Rays!

Sunday May 31st, 2020

Start Time: 1:10 PM

Gates open: 11:40 AM

Lower Level Tickets are $25

Click here for more information

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2020

The STEM Fair has something for everyone in Cub Scouts! SAVE THE DATE FOR SEPTEMBER 19, 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:

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

Sand Hill Scout Reservation

at 7:30 pm

Next Meeting is April 2, 2020


Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month. Next meeting is February 13, 2020 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. The location is 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 Jennifer Griffith
(352) 232-1219
District Commissioner Michael Pecora
(352) 279-9887
Activities and Civic Service Carrie Roberts-Garvin
(813) 312-5345
Advancement Chair Kellie McMillian

(352) 650-0621

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 Jennifer Griffith
(352) 232-1219
Popcorn Kernel Chair Joe Lawrence


Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner John Murphy
(352) 563-3255
Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner Stevie Oden
Nominating Chair Stephen Toner
Training Chair Thomas Alajko
(352) 263-4837
Day Camp Program Director Adam Oden

(352) 537-1994

Communication Chair Emily Thomas


Eagle BOR Chair Steve Epple

(352) 212-1895

District Professionals

Position Professional
District Executive Brandon Kathman


Field Direcor Sharrod McCree
(863) 632-2799

Withlacoochee District Calendar

March 2020

5 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting

12 – District Committee Meeting

20-22 – Spring Camporee

18- Camping Committee

21 – District Pinewood Derby

April 2020

2 – District Banquet

9 – District Committee Meeting

15- Camping Committee

May 2020

2 – Scout Trash the Trash Day

7 – Program Preview

9 – Spring Cub Scout Activity Day

14 – District Committee Meeting

20- Camping Committee

23 – Flags for the Fallen

June 2020

4 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting

1-5 – Cub Scout Day Camp at Sand Hill

11 – District Committee Meeting

17- Camping Committee



Withlachoochee District Training Schedule

Scout Leader Training

Scoutmaster Specific Training – for SMs/ASMs

Dates:  January 18, 2020, July 18, 2020                              

Troop Committee Challenge – for all Troop Committee Members

Dates: February 22, 2020, August 15, 2020

Pack Committee Challenge – for all Pack Committee Members

Dates: March 21, 2020, October 17, 2020

Den Leader Specific Training – all Den Leaders

Dates: May 16, 2020, 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:  April 18 & 19, 2020

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: 

or visit this page closer to any dates. 

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated March 11, 2020

Please contact the page authors with your feedback:

Jeremy Twachtman


John Coble