University of Scouting will be on January 4th 2020, at Saint Leo University.
Check-In Starts at 8:00am and Closing Ceremonies begin at 3:00pm. Lunch is included with the cost of registration.
Adult Participants will receive 5 hours of leader training on topics of their choosing from Cub Scouts, Scouts BSA, Venturing, Sea Scouts and General Studies. Many leader specific training courses will be offered, as well as some outstanding supplemental training. Limited training will be available for Scouts BSA 13 years and under, Scouts BSA 14 years and over, Venturers and Sea Scouts who are attending with a registered Adult Participant. Visit the midway for information on exceptional training and high adventure opportunities over the upcoming year. To view Masters and Doctorate Requirement Documents, see the attachments page of this registration.
For additional information contact the University of Scouting President Brian Lehmann – email@example.com
Life to Eagle
Location: Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Lewis H. Hill Scout Center
Date: Saturday 01-25-2020
Time: 8:30 AM ET to 11:59 PM ET
All Scouts of First Class rank or higher and their parents 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, National Eagle Scout Association Eagle Project Competition, and Planning an Eagle Court of Honor (parents).
Quick reminder that registration closes on 1/10. The seminar is free to Scouts and $5 for parents and Scoutmasters, but you need to register because we have limited space. This session usually fills up, so don’t wait until the last minute. The session is appropriate for all Life and Star Scouts who are interested in working towards earning Eagle.
Scouting for Food 2020
As Scouts, we know how fortunate we are to have a warm meal every night — whether around the campfire or at the kitchen table. And we know that not everyone is so lucky. Scouting for Food is a food-collection drive where Scouts get out into their neighborhoods and collect food items to be delivered to families in need. It’s another reminder to our local communities that Scouts are here, doing good turns.
Between the dates of January 25, 2020 and January 30, 2020 Scouts distribute door hangers to local homes in their community to let them know about the drive.
On February 1, 2020 starting at 9am, Scouts will revisit those houses to pick up bags full of canned food, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable items. The food is then delivered to food banks across the district. Please choose a food bank that is listed below.
Door hangers will be available in early January to pick up from each District’s Leadership.(Exact date TBA.)Emails will be sent out to registered Units once door hangers are available for pick-up. Each Unit should plan to have at least 20% Youth Participation. Each Youth should plan to to canvass at least 20 homes.
Each Unit should record the weight (in pounds) of food collected. (Weigh food on a scale or estimate how much was collected).
Please record what houses are visited with the Door Hangers to ensure every home is revisited to collect food on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
After each Unit delivers food to a local food bank, click here to record Unin and individual Scout participation. This is required to earn the Scout for Food Patch!
Contact: Pauline Zerbe for any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
When: February 28-March 1, 2020
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Open to Scouting Youth 14 and up and registered adults. For Troops, Crews, and Ships.
The registration fees are $35 for participants and $15 for staff. Registration includes food and t-shirt
Contact Susan Sandstrom for any questions or if you would like to staff the weekend. (727) 686-2972, email@example.com
Adopt-a-Trail at Sand Hill Scout Reservation!
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Who: Any packs, troops or crews that may be interested in participating.
Contact: Susan Sandstorm
We can tour the different trails and explain what is needed on each trail. Some trails are rougher than others, so we will need to match the trails with the abilities of the troops.
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.
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.
Discover the different opportunities for STEM in Scouting while having fun! There will be robotics demonstrations, flying drones and more!
This year it will be held at Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave
Tampa, Florida 33603. Morning session is 8am to 12 pm. Afternoon session is 1pm to 4pm.
$4.00 per scout to participate in activities.
Optional lunch, paid in advance, will be provided by Fuzzy’s Tacos from 11am to 1pm.- $6.00 for lunch paid in advance.
The STEM Fair has something for everyone in Cub Scouts!
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.
Parents – While your scouts are having fun, you have the opportunity to learn how to implement the STEM Program in your own Pack and Den.
NOVA Classes Offered
(there will be separate, age appropriate sessions for the Wolves/Bears and the Webelos/Arrow of Light)
- Science Everywhere
- Tech Talk
- 1-2-3- Go!
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON!
Contact Brandon Kathman with any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some Council Events that might Spark your Scouting Adventures
Save the Date- Cub Family Adventure Camp
Friday 02-07-2020 12:00 AM ET to
Sunday 02-09-2020 11:59 PM ET
Save the Date for Scout Day at the Capitol
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To Sign up for Weekly 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 District Roundtable: Held on the first Thursday of each month at– JANUARY MEETING IS THE 2nd THURSDAY because of the holidays.
Sand Hill Scout Reservation
at 7:30 pm
Next Meeting is January 9, 2019
Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month. (EXCEPT FOR JANUARY) Next meeting is January 16, 2019 at the Dinning Hall at Sand Hill Scout Reservation.
Withlacoochee District Camping Committee: Meets on the third Wednesday of each month. THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE January 15, 2019 @ 7:00pm. Inverness Wendy’s 502 W. Main St, Inverness FL 34450.
Withlacoochee District Commissioners Meeting: Held the 1st Thursday of the month with Round Table. JANUARY MEETING WILL BE January 9th!
|District Chairman||John Coble
|District Vice Chairman||Jennifer Griffith
|District Commissioner||Michael Pecora
|Activities and Civic Service||Carrie Roberts-Garvin
|Advancement Chair||Kellie McMillian
|Camping Chair||Jon Young
|Family FOS Chair||Krista Knowles
|Membership Chair||Tammy Alajko
|Program Chair||Jennifer Griffith
|Popcorn Kernel Chair||Joe Lawrence
|Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner||John Murphy
|Cub Scout Roundtable Commissioner||Stevie Oden
|Nominating Chair||Stephen Toner|
|Training Chair||Thomas Alajko
|Day Camp Program Director||Adam Oden
|Communication Chair||Emily Thomas
|Eagle BOR Chair||Steve Epple
Withlacoochee District Calendar
9 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting
11 – Winter Cub Scout Activity Day
15- Camping Committee
16 – District Committee Meeting
25- Scout for Food door hangers distribute
1- Scouting for Food pick up and weigh in
6 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting
13 – District Committee Meeting
18- Camping Committee
5 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting
12 – District Committee Meeting
13-15 – Spring Camporee
18- Camping Committee
21 – District Pinewood Derby
2 – District Banquet
9 – District Committee Meeting
15- Camping Committee
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
4 – Roundtable/OA Chapter Meeting
1-5 – Cub Scout Day Camp at Sand Hill
11 – District Committee Meeting
17- Camping Committee
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: 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: https://tampabayscouting.org/calendar
or visit this page closer to any dates.