Updated: Sunday, November 26, 2017

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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

Click Here to Follow The Manatee Rambler blog as well to receive email updates.

November 26 - BSA Chief answers your questions about welcoming girls into BSA programs

The full article can be found on Bryan On Scouting at https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2017/11/21/bsa-chief-answers-your-questions-about-welcoming-girls-into-bsa-programs/

November 22 - OA - Winter Fellowship and Banquet


This is a reminder that this the last day to register for Winter Fellowship!  The event will be taking place December 8th-10th, at Camp Miles.
$25.00 per Arrowmen
$10.00 per Saturday Banquet Only

Late fee
After 11/22/2017 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Arrowmen Registrants.
After 11/22/2017 a fee of $10.00 will apply to all Saturday Banquet Only Registrants.

This year's Winter Fellowship theme is Holidays in Ancient Greece! There will be activities such as Chapter vs. Chapter Capture the Flag, Human Hungry Hungry Hippos, an AMAZING Slip and Slide relay, and More! There will also be American Indian Activities including ceremonies and a Pow Wow! O-Shot-Caw Drum Team will be joining us for this epic Pow-Wow!

Additionally, eligible Arrowmen will have the opportunity to become brotherhood members. Also, we will be discussing hosting the 2018 Section Conference, and there will be many more fun activities throughout the weekend!

You do not want to miss out on this awesome event! The last day to register on time for Winter Fellowship is today. After today, there will be an additional $10 fee.

Link to register: http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2138472&OrgKey=347

November 22 - Range Master Training this Saturday, 1pm at Camp Miles

No online registration.
Come to training with exact fee, I will issue receipts.

Click Here to view the flyer

Justine Gonzalez
Finance Secretary
Southwest Florida Council, Inc. #088

November 8 - November Popcorn Incentive

We are doing one final push to motivate our Scouts to get out and support our Military on Veterans Day and boost your online sales! Click on the image below for the details.

Also, I want to encourage you to do a “Build Your Mega Corn” gathering activity to get an idea of where you stand on your take order sales.

Popcorn Sales End November 30!

Justine Gonzalez

November 5 - Wood Badge, because every scout deserves a TRAINED leader!

Wood Badge is the advanced leadership training program for adult leaders of the Boy Scouts of America. Building on the past, understanding the present, and looking to the future, Wood Badge stands ready to provide leadership for Scouting and leadership for America.

The Wood Badge course brings together leaders from all areas of Scouting--Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing--and all levels of Boy Scouts of America professional staff. Participants in Wood Badge attend a course offered as two sessions of three days each scheduled over two weekends. Leaders must apply the concepts studied and the skills learned to improving the Scouting unit, District or program in which they currently serve. This is your "ticket" to receiving the Wood Badge beads.

Who can attend?

1. Registered adult leaders

2. Adults who have completed the basic training courses for their Scouting positions.

3. Completed the outdoor skills training programs appropriate for their Scouting positions.

4. Be capable of functioning safely in an outdoor environment. Successful completion of the BSA physical is required for all participants. A copy of your health form is due at CAMP CHECK-IN.

What is the cost?

The cost is $240 per participant. There is a $90 non-refundable deposit due at the time of registration. The cost includes all course supplies, 1 t-shirt, 1 council CSP and all meals. Registration is limited to the first 48 participants. ALL fees are due by January 25, 2018.

For more information contact Course Director:

Javier Aristimuño
(941) 232-8073

Sound interesting? Are you ready to sign up? Check out the flyer HERE!

Register me for Wood Badge 2018!

November 1 - New Cub Scout Leader Survival Training

On THURSDAY, Nov. 2nd at the Manatee District Roundtable meeting, we will be holding another New Cub Scout Leader Survival 101 training.

If you missed the first one or have new leaders in your pack, please plan to attend and share this information.

Cub Scout New Leader Survival 101 Training

October 25 - Registration for BALOO training is now OPEN on the Council Website

Online registration for BALOO Training is now open. To Register, Click Here. Please share with your pack leaders so everyone who wants to attend has the opportunity.

PLEASE NOTE THERE IS A LOCATION CHANGE. IT WILL BE HELD AT: 53rd Ave Church of Christ 3412 53 Ave EAST Bradenton.

Call Judy Aldrich for any questions.

Flyer with correct address is below.

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