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Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Council News, Featured

Popcorn 2018

Popcorn 2018

We are gearing up for a great Popcorn Campaign in 2018…new product packaging, new prizes / experiences, plus much more…are you ready to embark on MAKING HEROES IN 2018… Commit your unit to sell Popcorn in 2018 We are bringing back our Regional Popcorn Kickoffs in 2018.  Kickoffs will be held on July 21st and Kickoffs will be held on July 28th.  To receive great tools for your unit and to receive the maximum commissioner percentage please ensure your unit is represented at one of these Regional Popcorn Kickoffs…. Popcorn 2018 Regional Kickoff...

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Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Council News

WITH HELP FROM PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE AIRMEN, BOY SCOUTS EARN PRESTIGIOUS MERIT BADGE

WITH HELP FROM PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE AIRMEN, BOY SCOUTS EARN PRESTIGIOUS MERIT BADGE

BREVARD COUNTY • PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, FLORIDA – Nearly 100 Boy Scouts from 25 troops across Central Florida traveled to Patrick AFB March 31 to earn the much-sought-after Nuclear Science Merit Badge with the help of Airmen from the Air Force Technical Applications Center here. AFTAC, the Department of Defense’s sole nuclear treaty monitoring center, is filled with highly skilled and educated scientists, analysts, engineers and technicians with academic degrees and backgrounds in nuclear physics, chemistry, biology, geophysics and mathematics, just to name a few. The center is also filled with highly motivated Airmen who consistently volunteer their time to help the local community. Capt. Sky Thai, this year’s project officer and physicist at AFTAC’s radiochemistry laboratory, coordinated a full day of events for the scouts that included classroom instruction, hands-on projects, and visual experiments and displays. The boys’ Saturday morning started early, with an introduction by Lt. Col. James Thomas, commander of the Air Force Radiochemistry Laboratory. The next several speakers briefed the scouts on radioisotopes, particle...

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Council News

From our Council Commissioner

From our Council Commissioner

  Volunteerism in the Nation’s leading youth-serving organization   Wow!  What an exciting time to be involved in Scouting as we expand to serve the entire family. Earlier this year Cub Scouting expanded to include girls and next February, Boy Scouting will begin providing opportunities to girls as well.  We’re finding many of the girls joining Cubs aren’t coming from previous Scouting families, which indicates a real interest in what Scouting has to offer. With this expansion, comes more opportunities to volunteer and we all know this organization is fully dependent on volunteers. First and foremost is stepping up at the unit level.  Lion and Tiger Partners are often the first opportunities where parents volunteer in Scouting.  Pack Committees, Den Leaders and other Cub Scout leadership positions depend on those parents to fill in as their children move up each year. As Webelos cross-over into Boy Scouts, parents can “cut the apron strings” and let their kids learn leadership skills within their Troops.  Troop Committees are always in need...

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Council News

Golden Eagle Dinners…

Golden Eagle Dinners…

Scouting and heroism go hand-in-hand. Scouts have always looked up to role models they consider heroes, inside and outside our movement. Scouts have been heroes, too – some on a grand stage, some in quiet ways, and that’s no accident. Having heroes is an important step on the road to becoming one.  Did you know, 11 of the 12 men who walked on the moon were Scouts?  Since the space program began, more than half of all American astronauts have had Scouting backgrounds. Every Scout promises to be brave, and these Scouts – these heroes – show us what bravery really is. We are lucky to have so many Central Florida Scouting Heroes too!  Consider joining us at one of our upcoming Golden Eagle Dinners where we get to honor our local heroes!   To find out how you can make a difference in the life of Scout and join our list of heroes by attending or sponsoring an event listed above, contact Nancy.Mireles@scouting.org or call 407-790-6325. The Boy...

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Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Council News

Spring is in FULL SWING at La-No-Che!

Spring is in FULL SWING at La-No-Che!

Spring is in FULL SWING at La-No-Che!   Join us for some fun and adventure in April!  Unparalleled experiences for all ages!   CUB SCOUTS:  Camp La-No-Che needs your help!  April 13-15 at “Lift Off to Outer Space!”  Come and defend camp from an Alien Invasion!  Make green slime (STEM), shoot off a rocket you make and more! [LINK TO https://scoutingevent.com/083-liftofftoouterspace]   BOY SCOUTS/VENTURERS: There’s still time to catch THE BEAST!  April 20-22!  Zip lines, shotguns, sailing, climbing, swimming, rifles…all in ONE AMAZING WEEKEND! [LINK TO...

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