Cub Scout parents who are planning on registering their Scouts for this year’s Day Camps have an incentive to complete registration by April 28. After that date, the “early bird” discount will disappear! Sign up using the registration links on Learn the Cub Scout Day Camp page of our website.
A website focused on various aspects of sustainability has recognized the BSA’s commitment toward that goal. Aptly named TreeHugger.com, the article details the many ways Scouting includes sustainability issues throughout their program. From obvious areas such as the Sustainability merit badge and Leave No Trace to partnering with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative for land management…Details
The Council Camping Committee is currently planning for two weeks of Summer Camp (6/18-24/17 and 6/25-7/1/17), plus Summer Camp Express (7/6-9/17) and Aquatics Adventure Camp (7/9-15/17) this summer. To effectively manage resources, the Council must have the required deposit and/or first payment from troops who plan to attend one or more of these camps by…Details
More than 500 Scouts are registered to attend our next Merit Badge Academy, set for Saturday, May 13 at Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida. Thanks to several more merit badge counselors stepping forward to teach a class, new courses are available! Learn more at our Merit Badge Academy page. Scouts and adults who…Details
There’s still time for your Scouts to be a part of Jamboree 2017! The Council contingent has a few spaces for interested Boy Scouts or Venturers, but you must act fast! Dates are July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel Family Reserve. Learn more on our National Jamboree page or by contacting Bill Guglielmi, Council Co-Chair,…Details
Each month, the National BSA publishes podcasts on a variety of topics related to Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Exploring. This months topics are “Tell Us More About Wood Badge,” “Building The Budget,” and “One Big Happy Family.” To listen to these broadcast or others distributed in 2017, visit our web page.
Thanks to all who participated in the Council’s recent newsletter survey. We are grateful for the numerous suggestions for improving this publication. Several of them appear in today’s edition and others will be incorporated over time. Congratulations to Rob Hudson of Skyway District, the recipient of the Scout Shop gift card. Rob’s name was drawn…Details
Fort Brooke’s Troop 22 presented the Spirit of the Eagle Award to the parents of Evan Mario Macrone at a special Court of Honor held Monday, April 10. The award recognizes those Scouts who seem destined to earn Scouting’s highest rank until life intervened. Evan was diagnosed with cancer and relapsed in December of last…Details
Scouting Heritage merit badge requirement 4B asks Scouts to write or visit the National Scouting Museum in Texas. As the museum prepares to relocate to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, the procedure for completing this requirement has changed. Effective April 1, 2017, Scouts seeking information for this requirement should send correspondence to Philmont at the address below.…Details
Effective immediately, units do not need to turn in the unit’s section of a Scout’s Merit Badge Blue Card to document earned merit badges. Instead, troops should follow these steps: 1. Upon completion of the merit badge, the Scout turns in the Blue Card to the Scoutmaster for final signature. 2. The troop’s Advancement Chair…Details