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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

July 8 - Hungry for some Cub Camp Leftovers?

Steve Palmieri has some leftovers from Cub Camp that may be of interest to your pack or troop:

I have 4 cases of rockets and more than 48 rocket engines; it would be $160.00 for the rockets and $80.00 for all the engines, total $240.00.

Grass hair planter kits (24 in each) - $25.00 ea
Watch it grow kits - $20.00 ea
Wizard rockets (12 in a case) - $40.00 ea
A8-3 Estes rocket engines - $40.00 for 24 engines
All checks made out to BSA SWFC.

Please contact Steve Palmieri at spalm34205@msn.com if you are interested or have any questions.

June 23 - Built To Honor

The SWFL Council/Manatee District has been asked to demonstrate their Scout Spirit on a project to benefit a combat wounded veteran and his Family.

The Pulte Homes “Built to Honor” initiative is dedicated to delivering mortgage-free homes to combat wounded veterans throughout the country. Through a partnership with Operation Finally Home, we have identified and selected Staff Sergeant Alvin “Todd” Domerese and his family as the recipients of a brand new and fully furnished home. We will be building the Domerese house in our Bradenton community “The Reserve at Crossing Creek.” This location was selected due to its close proximity to both a VA hospital and clinic where SSG Domerese will receive his ongoing treatment. The Reserve at Crossing Creek is also in a great area to raise two boys, ages 6 and 10, and experience all that Bradenton has to offer.

SSGT Domerese and his wife are Scout Leaders with Pack 185 at Fellowship United Methodist Church in Clarksville, TN and their oldest son just crossed over into Troop 525 at New Providence Civitan Club in Clarksville, TN.

What do we need from our Scouts?

Please plan to join us this Friday, June 27th at 9:15 AM in The Reserve at Crossing Creek (see maps here) for the “Surprise Reveal” ceremony in which the Domerese family will learn that they have been selected by Operation Finally Home to be the recipients of a new home. Scouts will be positioned to greet the Family and waive American Flags as they arrive to welcome them to Bradenton and their new Scout Home.
We hope that you are as proud and excited as we are to have this opportunity to show our appreciation for a combat wounded veteran and his family.

Local media (including Bay News 9) will be on hand, so please make sure that you wear class A’s and represent all of the great things that Scouting has to offer the community.

Remember this is a Surprise Reveal, so please ensure that you arrive on time so that everything can be set up before the Family arrives.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Ed Genewick at 941-773-4907.

June 18 - Cub Camp at CFE featured in the Bradenton Herald

Below is a link to the article on Bradenton.com about the kick-off of Cub Camp at CFE:


Great job to all of the staff and volunteers that make this happen each year!

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