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What is Roundtable?

Roundtable is a meeting on the third Thursday of every month for Scout leaders and anybody wishing to learn more about Scouting and upcoming events. We highly encourage all Scouting leaders to come. There are breakouts sessions for each level of scouting and general session for all to attend. The premise is to learn from other scouting leaders that have already been or are going through the program and ask the questions you may have. It is a great opportunity to find out what events are going on in the Council and District for units and their families

Melbourne Church of Christ
810 Hollywood St., Melbourne, FL

August 18th
September 15th
October 20th Re-charter packages issued and bags for Scouting for Food
November 17th Re-charters due
December 15th

January 19th, 2017
February 16th Camp Cards Distribution
March 16th
April 20th

May 18th, 2016 Program Kickoff

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The Next Outdoor Training

Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO)

It is required that at least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed BALOO. We encourage all cub scout parents and den leaders to complete BALOO.

October 15th

Details and registration info to be here soon


Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders (OWLS)

This training is required for Webelos campouts

October 14th and 15th, 2016

Weekend course starting on Friday night into Saturday evening, covering basics of camping

Details and registration info to be here soon

Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills (IOLS)

( required for all Scoutmasters and assistants )

October 14th and 15th, 2016

Weekend course starting on Friday night into Saturday evening, covering basics of camping

Details and registration info to be here soon


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October 7-9

Merry D Campground

4261 Pleasant Hill Rd,

Kissimmee, FL 34746

IOLS:  Introduction to Outdoor Leader Skills | $27

When: Friday, October 7, 2016 to Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 6 p.m. (FRI) – 9 p.m. (SAT) | Registration starts at 6 p.m.
Stay over Saturday for Scoutmaster Specifics on Sunday (see below)
Register at:

Scoutmaster Specifics & Training ILST in your troop | free

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

OWLS:  Outdoor Leader Skills for Webelos Leaders | $22

See flyer for more information. Save $2 by registering online

When: Friday, October 7, 2016 to Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 6 p.m. (FRI) – 9 p.m. (SAT) | Registration starts at 6 p.m.
Register at:

BALOO:  Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation | $12

See flyer for more information. Save $2 by registering online

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Register at:

CUB SCOUT SPECIFICS: All Ranks, Cubmaster and Pack Committee

When: Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. | Registration starts at 2:30 p.m.
Register at: 

DEN CHIEF | $12   

See flyer for more information. Save $2 by registering online

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 9 a.m. – noon | Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Register at:

VENTURING SPECIFICS: For Advisors and Committee Members

When: Sunday, October 9, 2016 | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Register at: 


When: Friday, October 7, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Registration starts at 6 p.m.
Register at: 


When: Friday, October 7, 2016 | 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Registration starts at 6 p.m.
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When:Saturday, October 8, 2016 | 9 a.m.  – noon | Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.

 Registration Contact for Osceola District: Lara Plocha, Osceola District Training Chair
cell: 706.951.0580 or email:


Prepare the Bear


All Riverside District Cub Scout Bears and Bear Den Leaders!

October 1st 10:00am – 1pm

St. John’s Episcopal Church

610 Young Street

Eau Gallie, Melbourne, FL 32935

Prepare your Bear Scout for the Riverside district family camp out. Develop and improve outdoor skills. We will accomplish all achievements in the Bear Necessities Adventure and more! $5.00 per scout… I need Den Leaders to help and Bears to show up! Flyers are available at the scout store.

RSVP Sept 17th.

Please RSVP to Chris Daniel, Cubmaster of Pack 726 at

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Cub Family Campout

Riverside District and Troop 732 invite you to explore the world of fantasy with us this fall and become a Guardian of the Realm at the Wickham Park Youth Area, October 21th – 23th. We will be having fun playing lots of outdoor games and activities with a fun, fantasy twist!

This family friendly adventure has something for everyone, whether it is shooting archery/BBs or medieval jousting or navigating the minotaur maze or playing some of the great pack led games we have each year, we know you will have a blast! Scouts, Siblings and Leaders are all encouraged to wear their favorite fantasy character costumes on Saturday Oct 22th.
Please register online by Oct. 16th to take advantage of the reduced event cost.

Save $2.00 per person by registering online:


Cost Information:

Campers: Oct 21 – 23th

$17 per person ($15 online)

$50 Immediate Family maximum

Day only: Oct 22th

$14 per scout/sibling ($12 online)

T-shirts available at $10.00- $12.00 each

Please indicate your size on your order.

T-shirt orders must be in by Oct. 2nd, since a very limited qty will be available for purchase at the campout.  Don’t delay and order before the deadline.

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Webelos Warriors


An AMAZING day of Shooting Sports, Boy Scout Midway featuring Troop Displays and Webelos Den over-night camping opportunity

Where: Wickham Park Youth Area
When: September 23-25, 2016
Cost: $13 per person (includes activity and Saturday night camping fees)    Lunch may be purchased at the Grill on site on Saturday.
 Register: Online by September 15th
What to bring: Tent, food, cooking gear, personal gear, toiletries and Class A Field Uniform
Questions: Contact Reneé Waldrop, Riverside District Program Chair


Scouts will learn and compete in a variety of Zombie inspired competitive events, Patrol and Troop Spirit recognition, Scouting skills, and survival tactics. Be review the Leader’s Guide to learn about all our events, so your scouts can Be Prepared.

September 30 – October 2

Valkaria Airport Extension

#1 Pilots Place

Grant/Valkaria 32950

(ENTER – Directly across from the Golf Course Entrance)


  • Register before September 22: $13.00 per scout/adult;
  • Register after September 22: $15.00
  • Invited Webelos: spending Saturday night or Day: $5

Register online only at

Need to Know:

  • Leaders’ Guide
  • Register your Troop by September 22 online for a $2 Discount (Only $13 for Youth and Leader)
  • Webelos are welcome to spend the day and Saturday Night with a sponsoring Troop
  • Please note that at least 2 leaders from each unit must help in scoring the Zomboree events
  • Spirit of Scouting is ALIVE with our Zombie Apocalypse Survival Team Competition, Zombie Theater Campfire, and Zombie Spirit/Costume Contest
  • Zombie Cook-Off Competition – Judged Sat Evening before the Campfire
  • Portable fresh water is needing to be carried in by your Unit
  • OA Call-Out is currently planned for our Saturday Campfire

QUESTIONS: Chris Cleasby – 321-749-4256 –

Starting New Explorer Posts In Brevard County

Do you know an organization, business, or local city contact who might help?

National BSA is making a HUGE push during 2016 for the Explorer Program and we need your help.

What is the Explorer Program and why is National pushing for it within and outside Scouting?

Career-oriented youth ages 14-20, both boys and girls, should be interested in Exploring.

There are many people within Riverside who were involved with Explorer posts but I will spell it out.

As a teenager myself, I was a Melbourne Police Explorer, and in serious trouble all the time.

I was a troublemaker you ask? No, not me, those teens around me. But I always stood for right.

They stood for wrong. Always. Why didn’t I just get away from them? Could you have? I doubt it.

The school bus, my local neighborhood, you name it, I saw these teens whether I wanted to. Or not.

A critical incident got out of hand after the last 6 months of 8th grade my parents had it.

I was pulled out of public school and put into home school where I ran into Explorers.

Part of the requirements of home school was to get involved in a volunteer organization.

I was given a list to look through, found a few choices, and tried a few out.

I loved to read and still do but the library did not work out since I could not read during.

Palm Bay Police Department was trying to get a post established but there were only 2 boys.

Does this sound familiar? Like chartering your Unit? Or re-chartering it? I had no clue then.

We were suggested to go to the Melbourne Police Department as they had a strong program.

My mom met with the Public Relations Officer and told her why I needed this program.

The Officer took me in and I learned all sorts of interesting things over the next few years.

I was Officer McGruff, the Crime Detective, learned 10-codes, patrol methods, showing presence.

  1. Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals. [Career Opportunities]
  2. Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field. [Career Opportunities]
  3. Receive comprehensive career focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit). [Career Opportunities]
  4. Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct. [Citizenship, Character Education]
  5.  Enhance character development and improve physical and mental fitness. [Character Education, Life Skills]
  6. Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership. [Leadership Experience]
  7. Serve their community by assisting their sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity. [Citizenship]

While I did not continue and go into Law Enforcment it changed my life forever as the other boy.

The other young man is currently a K-9 Officer within the Palm Bay Police Department.

But that critical incident, learning for life through Explorers, and public speaking changed me.

It made me the strong community leader I am today within and outside Scouting.

It inspired confidence, leadership, intuitive and detective skills as well as humility.

I had to learn to overcome being a bullied boy and to step into becoming a bully-buster.

Currently I teach others how to take down bullies without them becoming bullies themselves.

This is through everything I do, everywhere I go, and everyone I encounter everywhere.

This is what job-shadowing, internship, and volunteerism does within the Explorers.

Whether it’s one program or another, your Brevard county youth need this, as do organizations.

  1. Know anyone within Arts and Humanities? Contact them.
  2. Know anyone within Aviation or Airlines? Contact them.
  3. Know anyone within Business? Contact them.
  4. Know anyone within Communications. Contact them.
  5. Know anyone within Engineering and Technology? Contact them.
  6. Know anyone within Fire Services? Contact them.
  7. Know anyone within Health (hospital, EMT, etc)? Contact them.
  8. Know anyone within Law Enforcement? Contact them.
  9. Know anyone within Law (lawyers, judges, paralegals)? Contact them.
  10. Know anyone within Science (scientists, labs, etc). Contact them.
  11. Know anyone within Skilled Trades (mechanics, architects, repairs). Contact them.
  12. Know anyone within Social Services? Contact them.

My personal goal is to make both Riverside and Challenger District grow massively over 2016.

I want to see as many Explorer posts open as there are Packs, Troops, and Crews.

Don’t limit youself to what I’ve pointed out above, use your imagination, and love of Scouting.

If you do not want to contact those people pass on their contact information so we can please.

Riverside and Challenger District Membership Committees through our District Committees need you.

Riverside : Kevin Ronayne – : 727-455-9446

Challenger : Matt Poye – : 321-544-8605

You can as well pass their information to anyone within the Riverside District back to us.

Jason “Chief” Stansfield

Vice Chairman of Membership – Explorer Post Initiative : Riverside and Challenger Districts



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