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The purpose of Boy Scouting is to develop in a young man the ability to do things for himself and for others, to train him in outdoor skills, and to teach him patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred virtues. (BSA 18-629WB)

The Manatee District Roundtables are held the first Thursday of each month (Sept-Jun) at:

The Salvation Army
5328 24th St. E., Bradenton
7:00 p.m.

View the Manatee District and SWFL Calendar for upcoming events, training opportunities, etc.

Southwest Florida Council Website

November 18 - Registration Deadline for Cub Scout Winterfest and the Broke Back Dog Challenge

The last day to register for Cub Scout Winterfest or the Broke Back Dog Challenge is tomorrow, November 19th.

Click Here to register for Cub Scout Winterfest at Camp Flying Eagle. Download Flyer! Cub Scouts, Webelos, siblings and parents are invited to attend.

Click Here to register for the Broke Back Dog Challenge at Camp Miles. Download the Challenge Guide! Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, Venturers, siblings and parents are invited to attend.

November 5 - Roundtable Tonight!

Don't forget that our monthly Roundtable meeting is tonight at 7:00 pm at The Salvation Army - 5328 24th St. E., Bradenton. Come a few minutes early and introduce yourself to another scouter that you may have not met before... if there is one.

Cub Scout Leaders - Click Here for the December 2015 Pack Resource Sheet that Judy will talk about tonight.

October 29 - 2015 Haunted Hike at CFE THIS Weekend!

The Haunted Hike will be held this weekend. The online registration has closed, however, you may attend the event by contacting James Warrick at the phone number or e-mail address on the attached flyer.


Mark Rosasco
District Executive Manatee County

October 22 - 2015 Cub Scout Winterfest at CFE

Register Today at http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org/event/1801271.

October 19 - Celebration of Life for Meredith Lamb

Dear family, friends and acquaintances, plans has been finalized for Meredith's Celebration of Life memorial service.

Saturday, October 31st, there will be an open house at our house starring at noon till whenever. The address is 17819 Howling Wolf Run, Parrish, FL 34219. All are welcome to come visit, swap stories and socialize, food and beverages will be served.

Sunday, November 1st, the Celebration of Life memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Dana Narring at Mansion Memorial Park and Funeral Home, 1400 36th Ave E, Ellenton, FL 34222, starting 2:00 PM. There will be a fellowship immediately afterwards.

For those coming from out of the area, there are a variety of hotels in the area to stay at. Two recommendations that are close to the service and the house are:

Hampton Inn
5810 20th Ct E
Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone: (941) 721-4000

Sleep Inn
5605 18th St E
Ellenton, FL 34222
Phone: (941) 721-4933

I know Meredith would enjoy all the stories that will be shared this weekend of celebration of life. She loved listening and telling stories of the family and her adventures.

If there are any questions please feel free to contact me here or by phone.

Thank you all for all the well wishes, prayers and condolences over the past few weeks.

Yours in Scouting,
James Thielen | Council Commissioner
Southwest Florida Council, BSA

17819 Howling Wolf Run
Parrish, FL 34219-5010
P 941.776.9444 | M 941.730.6313 | F 941.776.9439

October 18 - Give back to the camp that gives so much to us.
October 11 - Jamboree on the Air this weekend!2015 Jamboree on the Air
October 1 - The Big Rock at Roundtable - Recharter!

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