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Scouting for Food 2018

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Council News

“Scouting for Food” is our nation’s largest single-day food drive. It began as a Boy Scout’s service project in St. Louis in 1985 and was adopted by BSA nationally in 1988, with the goal to help feed the needy in our local communities. Over this past weekend In Central Florida, nearly a half million door hangers were placed in our communities by over 300 of our local Scouting units. This coming Saturday (November 10) beginning at 9am, our Scouts will return to the communities in which they placed hangers to collect food donated by residents. On completion, the Scouts deliver the food to local collection sites, where volunteers count...

Volunteers Needed to Help Central Florida Council Through Scout Force!!

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Council News

Join Central Florida Council “Scout Force” a group of volunteers who help organize important resources and promotional materials for a variety of events and activities throughout the year to support the Central Florida Council youth and adult members!! Scout Force will be helping to prepare for events, assisting at the Council Service Center with Support and Program Services and helping to provide “Unparalleled Experiences for our Scouting Family!” Behind every awesome Scouting event is a team of dedicated volunteers making it happen … SCOUT FORCE! Please follow this link to join Scout Force today to join!!   If you have questions, please email Matt Ragan, Director of Support Services,...

2019 University of Scouting…Registration opens on Nov. 15…

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Council News

We are almost there, to that time of year everyone is waiting for, the Opening of Registration for University of Scouting on 15 November 2018. This all-day training event on 26 January 2019, is one of the most anticipated scouting activities every year and this year will be another outstanding day of training, fellowship with scouters from all around the area, and fun! We will be offering over 150 classes this year for all scouts 11 and up. For those 11-17, there are great opportunities to learn new skills in the Youth College. If you are 14-17, you also have the Venturing College to investigate for additional advance level...

News from the Central Florida Council Advancement Committee..November 2018

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018 in Council News

News from the Central Florida Council Advancement Committee   Conservation has always been a key element in the Boy Scouts of America program.  Ernest Thompson Seton, one of the founders of the BSA, was an author, wildlife artist, and founder of the Woodcraft Indians.  Seton also influenced Lord Baden-Powell.  The BSA has been a positive force in conservation and environmental efforts.  When planning service projects, units should strongly consider projects which benefit their sponsoring institution and projects which are conservation oriented.  The BSA offers a number of conservation awards to recognize youth and adult volunteers for their efforts.  These awards and the requirements for them can be found at...