Last Call! Cub Scout Day Camp Registration Extended

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COUNCIL

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH MONDAY, MAY 22ND AND WILL CLOSE AT 9:00AM

Hi Cub Scout Parents & Troops,

Cub Scout Day Camp is just around the corner! Your son will enjoy shooting BB guns, Archery, Arts and Craft and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your son to meet new friends and have a lot of fun! Day Camp registration is open to incoming 1st graders (must register as a Cub Scout) through incoming 5th graders. Current 5th graders should be crossed over to a Boy Scout troop.

Space is limited and spots are filling fast! Sign up NOW! Day Camp in the Manatee and Panther Districts starts in just 10 days!

Not familiar with Cub Scout Day Camp – Check this day camp video out and you will be ready to go!
https://youtu.be/fnItyOvJMFA (the dates at the end of the video are not correct)

Visit www.swflcouncilbsa.org (click on the Calendar/ Event Registration tab) to sign up on-line for Day Camp.

2017 Southwest Florida Council Day Camp Dates

TWO RIVERS DISTRICT – JUNE 12 – 16 SPOTS ARE LIMITED! REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 25! (serving Charlotte, DeSoto & Sarasota Counties)

MANATEE DISTRICT – JUNE 5 – 9 SPACE IS FILLING FAST! REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 21! (serving Manatee County)

PANTHER DISTRICT – JUNE 5 – 9 SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTRATION CLOSES MAY 21! (serving Lee County)

ALLIGATOR DISTRICT – JUNE 26 – 30 SPACE IS FLLING FAST! REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE 8! (serving Collier County)

(First Come – First Serve Registration Basis – Space is Limited)

Please contact me at 941-448-3451 if you have questions about registration or the day camp program.

Lisa Van Beuren
Manatee District Day Camp Director
Southwest Florida Council BSA
manateedistrictdaycamp2017@gmail.com

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2017 Good Scout Award Recipient – Bob Blalock

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For full article, go to http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article150176112.html#emlnl=Afternoon_News_Update.

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Time is running out for Cub Camp Registration!

Time is running out… and you can’t go back in time once the registration deadline passes on Thursday, May 18th. Check out the flyer below and register at http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2094792&OrgKey=347

This years Webelos program will feature a new class called Webelos Kitchen. They will also be able to earn the Looking Back, Looking Forward Adventure Pin as well as their Aquanaut. All of the scouts will be doing some leather stamping this year and the cub scouts will be touching on several adventure requirements throughout each of their programs. In true cub scout spirit, we have a super fun program for all this year.

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Scouter Gone Home

I’m sad to inform you that fellow Scouter Richard Hicks passed away this past Saturday morning at Camp Miles while at Aquatics Training. I was blessed to have known Richard and spent time with him and his family at church and in scouting. Please keep Richard’s wife and children in your thoughts and prayers. See the obituary below for service times:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldtribune/obituary.aspx?n=richard-anthony-hicks&pid=185338151&

Ed Copeland
Troop 111 Committee Chair

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Lions… and Tigers, and Bears, oh my!

The Lion pilot program has been launched in numerous councils around the country. See the article “Lion pilot program brings Scouting to kindergartners in nearly 200 councils” on the Bryan on Scouting Blog. Now, the Southwest Florida Council is preparing to introduce the Lion program here as well. The official roll-out will be in 2018, but this year it is your pack’s choice whether to support the Lion program or not this fall. Your pack must meet the criteria on the application to be able to have the Lion program this fall. Click on the link below, print, complete and submit to the SWFL Council no later than June 30, 2017.

Southwest Florida Council 2Ol7 Fall Lion Den Operation Approval Application

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Summer Camp Shakedown at Camp Miles

SUMMER CAMP SHAKEDOWN
Camp Miles
Saturday, May 13
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers and adults, here is your opportunity to get your health checks and swim checks for summer camp! If you are attending a Boy Scout summer camp, please make sure that you can bring documentation for a swim check (Individual Swim Test Form or Unit Swim Test Form). Some camps will not accept a pool swim check as their aquatics programs are in a lake and therefore, you must swim check in the lake.

Check in at the Admin Building prior to your medical check. NO online registration is needed; however, you will need to download the health form and bring it with you. Cost for medical checks is $15; cash or checks made to BSA.

Health Form (Parts A, B & C)

Lori Laumeyer
Office Manager
Southwest Florida Council

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The 2017-2018 Manatee Planning Calendars are now Available!

The 2017-2018 Manatee District/Southwest Florida Council Planning Calendar and the 2017-2018 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar are now available.

To download the 2017-2018 Manatee District/Southwest Florida Council Planning Calendar, Click Here.

To Download the 2017-2018 School District of Manatee County Academic Calendar, Click Here.

The school year ends in just over a month and shortly after will be the time of the year for Annual Program Planning. There are many resources available online for Annual Program Planning for Cub Scouts or for Boy Scouts.

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Marauders Scout Night on May 6th

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to send you all a reminder that we are officially 4 weeks away from our Scout Night Campout here at LECOM Park on May 6th! Please note that the deadline to register your troop/child will be April 22nd. I will need your troop’s ticket order form, or individual families order form, as well as the waivers for all of the campers associated with that ticket order form. If you would rather wait and bring me the waivers on the day of the game that is fine, although in advance is preferred.

If you are unable to scan your pages, you may mail them back to me at the address under my name or arrange to meet me here at LECOM Park to deliver them in person.

We are in the selection process of our Patch Design contest, we received some great design ideas this year and we appreciate you all for participating.

Again, if you know of any new parents or troops that were unable to participate last year but may be interested this year please pass all of the information about our Scout Campout along. The Bradenton Marauders are having their home opener TONIGHT at 6:30pm and we would love to have you join us as we will look to repeat as Florida State League Champions this season! If not, we are very excited to host our annual Scout Night Campout on May 6th. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or comments about this event and if there is any way possible for me to be of assistance.

RalphCassannello

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Photos from the 2017 Adult Recognition Dinner

A big round of thanks go out to Maureen Reinecke and husband Ed Genewick along with countless others who helped plan, organize, and execute Thursday evening’s Manatee Adult Leader Recognition Dinner. A great time of food, fellowship, and recognition of service to scouting and kids was had by all. As Red Dog pointed out, this was a team effort.

A detailed article about this event along with the names of those who were awarded the Live Oak Award and District Award of Merit will be forthcoming along with the highlights of the program: A Lifetime of Service (Red Dog) and the Silver Beaver (Maureen).

In the meantime, please feel free to view/download photos taken during the event.

Mac Aldrich
mac_aldrich@mac.com

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Only two days left to register for USA!

Maiʻaʻole hoʻi e hala kou manawa kūpono e hele USA (Ke Kulanui o pūʻali Arts) keia makahiki. Ka lā hope i ka inoa o Thursday, April 13. (Don’t miss your opportunity to attend USA (University of Scouting Arts) this year. The last day to register is Thursday, April 13.)

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