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Cubmaster Luther Davis awarded the first E.K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award in Central Florida Council

Posted by on Aug 1, 2018 in Council News

Cubmaster Luther Davis awarded the first E.K. Fretwell Outstanding Educator Award in Central Florida Council Professor Elbert Kirtley Fretwell, Ph.D. (1878–1962), was an American academic and early leader in the field of youth development through recreation and extracurricular activity.  His interest in Scouting drew from his professional interest in extracurricular education. To this end, Dr. Fretwell had extensive and long-lasting volunteer service with the BSA’s National Council, beginning as early as 1915. He served as a member of BSA’s Department of Education—the forerunner of our current Education Relationships Subcommittee. He had an early appreciation both for the educative power of Scouting—but also the importance of preparing volunteers and professionals...

2018 Whitney M. Young Jr, Service Award Luncheon

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Council News

You are cordially invited to support the 2018 Whitney M. Young Jr, Service Award Luncheon on Friday, September 14, 2018. The Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award is a national honor for those “unsung heroes” who provide exceptional service for disadvantaged youth by developing Scouting in challenging urban and rural areas.   Our 2018 Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Recipients are: John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company; Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando, Ron Oats, Southern Regional Director and Chief Diversity Officer, BSA and Smith Barlatier Raphael, Troop 603 Committee Member   The mission of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award Luncheon is to celebrate community...

All Leaders Trained…

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Council News

All Leaders Trained Would you get on an airliner with an untrained pilot?  Of course, you wouldn’t. Lives are at stake.  Then why do we leave our most precious possession, our children, with untrained Scout Leaders?  Isn’t their future at stake? After all, the adult leaders are helping to develop their character, turn them into good citizens, challenge them to become physically fit, and to learn leadership.  These skills do not come naturally. They have to be learned through training and experience. Just like an airline pilot. Why is it important to be trained?  If it’s important for airline pilots to be trained, then why not Scout Leaders? With...

News from Tipisa Lodge, Order of the Arrow

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Council News

Welcome back from a great summer of camping; hopefully enjoying the beauty of Camp La-No-Che. With camporee season just getting started.  We wanted to thank for spending all those nights out in the woods. Your leadership and example plays a big part in the development of our Scouts. Many of us know the about the Order of the Arrow program. The purpose of the Order of the Arrow is to recognize Scouts that Best exemplify the oath and law. Promote camping to every Scout in their unit. Develop leaders with the ability to pass these skills to others. And to strengthen the habit of helpfulness into a life purpose...

Advancement News

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Council News

Registering to become a Merit Badge Counselor, Nova Counselor, and SuperNova Mentor can be easily be achieved as follows:. Complete the COUNCIL COPY of an Adult Application. Only requires your signature and the District Advancement Chair’s or the District Advancement Chair’s designee as these are district positions.  Note that Unit signatures are NOT required.  Please use the following position codes: 42 – Merit Badge Counselor 52 – SuperNova Mentor 58 – Nova Counselor Complete a Criminal Background Check Disclosure/Authorization Form (attached with Adult Application Form). Complete a Merit Badge Counselor Information Form, Nova Counselor Information Form, or SuperNova Awards Mentor Application, as appropriate for the position. If applying to...