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Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Council News

Central Florida Council 2019 University of Scouting

Central Florida Council 2019 University of Scouting

Central Florida Council 2019 University of Scouting It’s time to save 26 January 2019 on your calendar for 2019 University of Scouting training event. This will be a great day of supplemental training to enrich your ability to offer a program that provides an “Unparalleled Experience for All Youth”. The day will offer over 150 courses in the areas of Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing, General Studies and Commissioner Studies for adults and a full youth program for all Boy Scouts and Venturing Scouts. You can come for classes and grow your scouting knowledge or earn a degree (Associate through a PhD) in one of 5 College’s (Cub Scout College, Boy Scouts College, Venturing College, General Studies or Youth College) that will enhance anyone’s skills and leadership abilities. Details on all aspects of the program will be in the catalog that will be available on line and at Roundtable starting in November. This year we will again be at Edgewater High School in Orlando and registration will open 15...

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Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Council News

AmazonSmile for the Central Florida Council

AmazonSmile for the Central Florida Council

  If you are shopping with your Amazon or Amazon Prime account any time of the year, please consider giving painlessly to Central Florida Council by clicking on AmazonSmile and choosing Central Florida Council BSA as your charity of choice.  AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible purchases back to CFC. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) at the same price.  Please consider asking your spouses and anyone else who orders in your household to do the...

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Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Council News

Camp Card FUNdraiser is coming soon…

Camp Card FUNdraiser is coming soon…

  Camp Card FUNdraiser is coming soon!   We are gearing up for our 2019 Camp Card FUNdraiser and need your assistance!   How you can help secure Vendors/Community Partners: Do you know of a Community Partner who could benefit from an increase in their sales in your community?  Do you know of a Community Partner who is well known or offers a service or product that the community loves and would be willing to purchase Camp Cards if this Community Partner was on our Camp Card?  Do you know of a Community Partner who would be willing to offer a great discount to your community for an entire year?  If you answered YES to these questions we need your assistance to help recruit this Community Partner for our 2019 Camp Card in your area! Please email Tia.Pendleton@scouting.org so we can work on securing them to be a Vendor on our 2019 Camp Card!   Camp Card Overview Our $5 camp card helps Scouts earn their way to camp! ...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Council News

Camp La-No-Che Hurricane Season Update

Camp La-No-Che Hurricane Season Update

As we all know, late summer and fall gives Florida residents a chance to live out the Boy Scout Motto:  BE PREPARED.  In that spirit, Camp La-NO-Che has taken some steps to prepare our campsites for potential strong weather and hurricanes.  Here are some things to know:   Tents in all campsites have been removed and stored for the fall.  When you attend La-No-Che for an event or weekend campout, please bring your own tents.  You may still have access to raised wood platforms, but camp tents are not available. Each campsite Activity Shelter has only ONE (1) accessible bunk room, offering beds for 4 adults/leaders.  The other room is being used for storage of tents/cots/etc.  Additional adults attending events or campouts should plan on bringing their own tents. Campsites with Adirondack Cabins (Sites 8,13, 19 and soon 18) are not impacted.   Please respect these changes as we do our best to make sure our camp resources are protected for long range use.  We will keep everyone updated...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Council News

Fall is a REally exciting time: REturning, REcruiting and…Recharter

Fall is a REally exciting time: REturning, REcruiting and…Recharter

Fall has always been a time where our children return to school; school night recruiting introduces new faces to the Scouting journey and…like clockwork…time to get ready for the annual unit charter renewal process. We’ve already seen record-setting recruiting numbers with our council recruiting more young ladies into Cub Scouting than any other council in the Southern Region.  We’re off to a great start bringing the Full Family of Scouting to everyone in Central Florida Council. Unit charter renewal is also right around the corner.  Now is the time to do unit membership inventories.  Every year we find unregistered Scouts actively working on rank advancement and joining in activities.  We also find Scouts whose families have moved away or dropped out.  Now is the time to ensure your unit rosters are as accurate as possible prior to the charter renewal rosters being generated in mid-October.  It really simplifies the charter renewal process when you open the online system and see an accurate roster. Hopefully every unit is seeing growth...

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Posted by on Sep 6, 2018 in Council News

News from the CFC Advancement Committee

News from the CFC Advancement Committee

Fall recruiting will be a particularly exciting activity as Cub Scouts will include boys and girls. The configurations of the packs will be established by the chartered partner organizations and may include a new all-girl pack, an all-boy pack, or one that includes girl dens and boy dens. All dens of Cub Scouts will be single gender – all boys or all girls. A major question that arises is regarding the curriculum that girl dens will be pursuing – it will be the exact same advancement requirements and activities that are in effect for all Cub Scouts, girl dens and boy dens. The girl dens will be pursuing the same processes – for Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos, and Arrow of Light and the handbooks outlining advancement are used for all Cub Scouts. For Lion dens, the Adventure Book will outline advancement opportunities as well. After all, the programs of the Boy Scouts of America support the values of the Boy Scout program – the mission, aims, and values of the Scout Oath and Law are appropriate for...

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