Each April, the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council gathers for an evening filled with Scouting fellowship to recognize the many volunteers who provide the foundation for Scouting at the district and Council level. Our 2017 Banquet was held at Busch Gardens’ Gwazi Pavilion. In addition to a great evening of fellowship and Scouting Spirit, we formally recognized the 2016 Class of Silver Beaver Recipients.


2016 Silver Beaver Recipients And North Star Award Recipient

Front row, left to right

  • David Bryant – Fort Brooke (represented by son, Ben)
  • Melissa Snively – Timucua
  • Andra Kullman – Skyway
  • Kellye Williams – Timucua
  • Clyde Thompson – Fort Brooke
  • W. Campbell McLean – Fort Brooke

Back row, left to right

  • Dick Crippen – North Star Award Winner
  • Bruce Hoover – Anclote
  • Robert Huff – Fort Brooke
  • Todd Patrick Kennedy – Skyway
  • Joel Novatne – Fort Brooke
  • Billy Ray McCracken – Timucua

Not pictured: Donald Stante – Fort Brooke

Congratulations to all of our honorees for recognition of many years of service to the youth of our Council!

District Awards of Merit

Each district will have the opportunity to recognize outstanding service to their respective district at the banquet.