Scouts, Scouters, parents and baseball fans! Here’s you next chance to participate in a Scouting event and watch an exciting baseball game, too! Plan to join us as the Lakeland Flying Tigers take on the Clearwater Threshers at Joker Marchant Stadium’s Publix Field. Gates open at 4:30 with the first pitch at 6 p.m. There’s…Details
College isn’t cheap, but for more than 150 worthy Eagle Scouts, it’s about to get a lot more affordable. The National Eagle Scout Association will award nearly $700,000 in scholarships to Eagle Scouts based on their academic performance, Scouting background, college plans and financial need. The window for the latest round of National Eagle Scout Association…Details
Do you love Scouting as a volunteer and want to be more involved? You may want to consider working for the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council. We currently have open positions for a Program Assistant and an Executive Assistant. You can find the description for each on the Open Positions page of our website.
The Greater Tampa Bay Area Council is partnering with United Way Suncoast to study the impact that Scouting has on the academic success of boys in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. Similar studies have been conducted by DIME, Inc. in Polk County, and the boys in Scouting have consistently shown higher academic achievement and better behavior…Details
This workshop of tips and techniques will improve the quality of your training, resulting in better presentation skills. While Scouting would certainly benefit from better trained leaders, these skills can also improve your work and personal life. Offered only twice each year, the next Trainer’s EDGE is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug.…Details
Powder Horn provides youth and adult leaders with exposure to resources for unit-level high adventure programs. The goal is to help leaders provide a safe program that’s both fun and challenging. For a list of highlighted events, please visit our Powder Horn page. To sign-up, please visit our online registration page. Class size is limited and space…Details
Twice each year, the Council hosts a Life to Eagle Workshop for Star and Life Scouts, plus their parents, to help Scouts to “finish strong.” Volunteers from the Council’s Advancement Committee present information on a variety of topics, including planning and executing an Eagle Project, understanding the application process, preparing for the Eagle Board of…Details
The United Way of the Suncoast is partnering with the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council to study the impact that Scouting has on the academic success of boys in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. The United Way has engaged DIME, Inc., an outside agency to compare boys in Scouting with similar non-Scouting boys in the same…Details
National Jamboree wrapped up last week with more than 25,000 Scouts sharing experiences to last a lifetime. If you’re thinking about engaging in Scouting on a global level, it’s never been easier. Scouting’s next World Jamboree in 2019 will be held at a familiar place…The Summit Bechtel Family Reserve! The last time the World Jamboree…Details
Messengers of Peace is a global initiative designed to inspire millions of young people in more than 220 countries and territories to work toward peace. Scouts from around the world share what they’ve done and inspire fellow Scouts to undertake similar efforts in their own communities. Learn more in this brochure.