News and Such…

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. Map of Sand Hill

NEXT MEETING IS: June 6th at 7:30pm

Order of the Arrow

The next Chapter Meeting will be announced soon.

Adopt-a-Trail at Sand Hill Scout Reservation!

When: May 18th, 2019 at 10:00am
Where: Sand Hill Scout Reservation
Who: Any troops or crews that may be interested in participating. Just one or two leaders from your troop and your SPL if possible.
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

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. Sand Hill Day camp is from June 10- June 14. Day Camp is $95 per participant.  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

Withlacoochee District is looking for girls and especially adults who are interested in participating in a Scouts BSA Troop for girls in Citrus County.

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth 11-17 years old that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else

Please contact Jeremy Twachtman @

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

The Parsons Circle Community Outreach in Sumter County is looking for a Troop to hold a flag presentation. The event is on Thursday May 30th from 10 AM to noon at Red Oaks RV Resort, 5551 SW 18th Terrace, Bushnell FL 33513.  If your Troop is interested please contact Alyssa Smith at (352) 569-3120, E-mail:  Florida Department of Health in Sumter County


BALOO training is going to be held at Sand Hill on June 1st and 2nd.  The cost is $35.00  Please contact Thomas Alajko at for more information.

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

Is your Troop still looking for a Summer camp for 2019? The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council has partnered with three other Councils camps. These camps will provide all Troops an opportunity to participate in a week long summer camp program. We are working hard on revamping our own Summer Camps and Programs, that will begin in 2021. Links to all three camps are below.
Camp Shands
Camp Lanoche
Camp Barstow
For more information, please contact Frank Marion at

Webelos Resident Camp
June 30-July 3
Scouts: $130.00  Adults: $60.00
Location: Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation
Express Camp-Scouts BSA
July 5-8
Scouts: $130.00
Adults: $60.00
Location: Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation

Dates to Save 

Scouting with the Rays June 16

Click here for more information

Scout Spectacular…with the Threshers!!  July 13th

Click here for more information

2019 Popcorn Show & Sell Pickup Day
When: 10-05-2019 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Lewis H. Hill Scout Center
13228 N Central Ave
Tampa, FL 33612

Wood Badge
1st Weekend-September 20-22, 2019 Flaming Arrow
2nd Weekend- October 12 and 13, 2019 Sand Hill
Click Here to Register

Powder Horn
November 8-10, Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation
Course Director: Robb Feld
Assistant Course Director: Randall MacDonald
Powder Horn is a skills resource course for  Venturing  and  Boy Scouting  leaders and youth (age 14 and up) of the  Boy Scouts of America  (BSA). The goals of Powder Horn are to help Scout leaders safely conduct outdoor activities of a fun and challenging nature, provide an introduction to the resources necessary to successfully lead youth through a program of high adventure, and familiarize participants with the skills involved in different high adventure disciplines.
Event Cost: $150.00


2019 GTBAC – NRA Instructor Training
Fall course begins August 24, 2019! 

All activities will be held at Sand Hill Scout Reservation 11210 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613

Basic Instructor Training (B.I.T.), Range Safety             August 24-25, 2019 Officer (R.S.O.) and  Qualifications.

This weekend is MANDATORY if you wish to take ANY instructor trainings.
Rifle Basic Instructor and Instructor Training           September 14-15, 2019
Shotgun Basic Instructor and Instructor Training    September 28-29, 2019
Pistol Basic Instructor and Instructor Training           November 9-10, 2019

Cost $90/weekend and includes: all course materials and supplies, overnight lodging and meals during the trainings.

Trainings begin 7:30am each Saturday.
2019 GTBAC – NRA Instructor Training
Fall course begins August 24, 2019!
For Questions or to Register email

2019 AquaKnots

When: 09-13-2019 5:00PM to
          09-15-2019 5:00PM

Where: Camp Soule
            2201 Soule Rd
            Clearwater, FL 34619

More information to come soon

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

Sand Hill Scout Reservation

at 7:00 pm

Next Meeting is June 6, 2019 

At 7:30 PM


Withlacoochee District Committee: Meets on the second Thursday of each month.  At Staff Center at Sand Hill Scout Reservation.

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

Have questions or feedback about this page? Last updated May 10, 2019

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