Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America
1951 South Orange Blossom Trail, Suite 102, Apopka, FL 32703
General Delivery Email: email@example.com
The Central Florida Council serves the youth of Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia counties.
The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910 by a group of prominent Americans lead by Chicago newspaper publisher W.D. Boyce. Boyce received his chief inspiration from Lord Robert Baden-Powell, who founded Scouting in England in 1907.
In 1916 the Boy Scouts of America received a charter from the Sixty-Fourth Congress of the United States "to promote, through organization, and cooperation with other agencies, the ability of boys to do things for themselves and others, to train them in Scout craft, and to teach them patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues, using the methods which are now in common use by the Boy Scouts."
In 1922, the Central Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America, was chartered by the National Council to implement a quality Scouting program to all youth in its geographic area. The council is incorporated in the State of Florida.
Scouting has grown in meeting the needs of today's youth. Many of our community leaders credit their Scouting background for their progress, exemplary character and citizenship.
Today's program begins with boys in the first grade and includes young men and women in the high school aged Exploring program. Teaching youth and adults to make value judgments and the importance of traditional values continue to make the Scouting program strong.
The leadership of the council is dedicated to continue to expand the Scouting movement and to continue to be a proactive organization.
The Boy Scouts of America is launching its first nation-wide program to directly engage our members, parents,
volunteers, and leaders with a program called the Voice of the Scout. This program is to ensure the Boy Scouts of America is delivering what you expect out of the Scouting Programs. This will be accomplished by listening to you about your experiences in Scouting. When you receive the Program’s survey, take a few minutes to voice your opinions and encourage other parents and Scouts over the age of 14 to do the same. Everyone’s input is vital to the success of this Program and Scouting. Staying connected through your experiences will provide the best possible Scouting experience for you and your Scout. It is time well spent!
Questions and Answers about Voice of the Scout:
Who will be surveyed?
Scouts and Venturers over the age of 14 (Scouts under 14 will answer with their parents)
Parents, Volunteers, Scout Leaders, and Charter Organization Representatives
How and when will the surveys be distributed?
Sent by email
Two times a year, no more than once every 6 months, starting this March
Why should I take this survey?
Your feedback is a critical component of accessing the level of value we provide to youth.
Your experiences will validate the experiences our members, parents, volunteers, and leaders are having so the best decisions can be made for Scouting’s future.