Updated: November 10, 2019

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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




Prior News and Updates

October 17 - November Roundtable, "Meet the Troops"

To All,

Here is a flyer that you should have already received regarding November's Roundtable, “Meet the Troops.”

Ground Rules are as follows;

Each unit will have a table in the gym. (be Prepared to meet outside if the gym is not available) With the meeting beginning at 7:00pm, we plan to be there at 6:00pm to allow for set up.

We ask that each unit have only 3 youth (Ideally the Senior Patrol Leader, a Troop Guide and a Patrol Leader) and 3 Adults (Ideally the Scoutmaster, the Committee Chair and the New Member Coordinator).

This is the Senate not the House.

The first 15 to 20 minutes will be opening and general announcement. After which the non Arrow of Light and Webelos Cub Scout Leaders will retreat to their own Roundtable breakout.

Close will be at 8:30pm to allow for disassembly and out by 9:00pm.

This is an opportunity to promote your unit, start the recruitment process for new scouts and their parents, and show off your accomplishments to other troops. Please take full advantage of it.

Also, Here are some pictures of last year's event to help provide you with ideas for this year.

Mark Thielen
Every youth deserves a trained leader
Southwest Florida Council
Council Training Chair


October 8 - Salvation Army Bell-Ringing

The Salvation Army graciously provides us with opportunities to meet at its Worship Center for our monthly Roundtable meetings along with a few special activities throughout the year. In return, the organization is asking that members of our group (as well as others who work with the SA) volunteer to help with its annual bell-ringing campaign. By so doing, it means that it does not have to hire workers which cuts into its charitable giving, which is the purpose of the fund-raising.

Several individuals have already signed up, but more are needed. Please note that these do not have to be solo activities and I always recommend that at least two people work together to help pass the time more quickly and pleasantly. Having one or two children on site is also promoted. Note also that while we are volunteering as members of the scouting movement, we are not to wear our uniform per the Guide to Unit Money-Earning Projects (doc #510-274):

The BSA Rules and Regulations state, “Youth members shall not be permitted to serve as solicitors of money for their chartered organizations, for the local council, or in support of other organizations. Adult and youth members shall not be permitted to serve as solicitors of money in support of personal or unit participation in local, national, or international events.” For example: Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts and leaders should not identify themselves as Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts or as a troop/pack participate in The Salvation Army’s Christmas Bell Ringing program. This would be raising money for another organization. At no time are units permitted to solicit contributions for unit programs.

Arrangements for bell-ringing have been made for the following dates and locations and the service times have been divided into 2-hour time slots (10:00-12N, 12N-2:00, 2:00-4:00, and 4:00-6:00):

November 30 at Westgate Publix (3913 Manatee Ave. W) and Moccasin Wallow Publix (Moccasin Wallow Rd. east of I-75).

December 14 at Beachway Publix (Manatee Ave. and 75th St. W.) and River’s Edge Publix (5001 SR-64 E.)

You may schedule yourself using the Salvation Army Bell-Ringing spreadsheet on Google Docs. Just add your name in the appropriate slot and remember it is okay to add yourself even if someone else is covering.

Thank you in advance for your service during the holiday season.

Mac Aldrich, Manatee District Program Chair


October 6 - Venturing's Cast-Iron Chef

Venturing Crews,

You are invited to attend the inaugural Cast-Iron Chef event, hosted by Crew 111. The hopes are that this will become an annual event, and grow to be a premier Venturing event within the Council. For the Leaders' Guide, please Click Here.

Sign up today at https://forms.gle/Cu31Ya4W7bgMk3a87


October 1 - Scouter Gone Home

Dear Scouts / Scouters,

I have just been informed that Eagle Scout Robert Lewis Bailey passed away this past Sunday. Robert (Bob) was a member of Troop 54 during the 1950’s and 1960's. He received his Eagle Scout rank and badge in 1964 from Troop 54.

Robert was the son of Scoutmaster Kenneth Bailey, and has many ties to Scouting in our District. Lynda Hicks of T64 is his sister; his brother in law is Robert Hick, also of T64, and Eagle Scouts Dalton Hicks and Collin Hicks, also of T64 are his nephews. Son J Bailey and Grandson Rowen both are members of Troop 111, while son-in-law Gabe Cole and Grandson Jacob are members of Troop 10.

Services will be held on Saturday 5 October 2019 at First Baptist Church 12125 71st St. E. Parrish, FL 34219, service will start at 11:00 A.M.

Full obituary at: https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/bradenton-fl/robert-bailey-8872401

Red Dog
Scout Mentor
Take some boys camping and let Earth,Wind, Fire, and Water forge them a more moral compass


September 22 - Cub Extravaganza 2019

Greetings Manatee District!

As many of you know CubEx is the councils biggest event focused solely on cub scouts. This event is designed to be big, extravagant, and completely over the top. We do this for the sole reason of creating a buzz with new cub scouts, we want them to walk away smiling and talking about scouts. I know some units have not attended CubEx before or haven’t attend in a number of years; give it a try this year and see how much fun it can be for your unit. This year’s Cubex will be a bring a buddy event. This is a great way to get new youth recruited into your pack. Many youth will join after attending and seeing how exciting scouting is.

Scouts BSA and Venture Crews don’t think we forgot about you, we are always looking for help staffing an event of this size. Staffing this event will get you a free t-shit and food for the weekend along with earning service hours. You will receive a letter verifying you have received 22 service hours, these can be given to your school and used towards your graduation requirement. Come on out, have a blast, get a free shirt and make some new friends.

For details and information about CubEx, Click Here.

If you have any questions about attending or staffing this event please email Bruce Hassy. I look forward to seeing you at CubEx!

Sincerely,
Josh Powenski
Manatee District Executive


September 20 - BALOO and IOLS Training October 5-6

Good Morning Scouters;

Please view the attached flyer for upcoming training. Less than 1 week left to sign up.

BALOO is on the Cub Scout side (Click here to register for BALOO now) and IOLS on the Scouts BSA side (Click here to register for IOS now).

One trained BALOO individual is required for all camping done in Cub Scouts. It is always a good policy to have at least two at each camping event in case one or more of those individuals must leave.

IOLS is required to be fully BSA trained and wear the trained patch for the Scoutmaster and Assistant Scoutmaster positions.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thank You,
Chuck Swanson
Manatee District Training Chair


September 16 - Summer Camp Trade Show

Summer Camp Trade Show

September 11 - Manatee Crime Stoppers - 16th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night

Dear Community Partners and Sponsors!

It’s hard to believe a new school year has started and that Fall is just around the corner! (looking forward to the dryer & cooler weather!!)

Crime Stoppers of Manatee County is pleased to announce that we will again partner with the DeSoto Square Mall for this year’s 16th Annual Halloween Safe Kids Night. The event will be held on Halloween, Thursday October 31st, 2019 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the DeSoto Square Mall in Bradenton. The event is free for the public to attend and there will be plenty of fun and candy for the whole family. Information regarding the event will soon be posted on our website - www.ManateeCrimeStoppers.com and on our Facebook Page.

This well established event consistently attracts over 3000 children & families. This year’s event will be our 4th year at the DeSoto Square Mall. We anticipate another huge turnout at this centralized venue with businesses in addition to community organizations. Businesses and organizations who work with children & families do not want to miss this opportunity for positive exposure and marketing.

This event provides children and families with a safe alternative for “Trick or Treating”. Rather than going door to door, families can visit the DeSoto Square Mall and enjoy an enhanced Halloween experience. Crime Stoppers is providing a venue with plenty of supervision, games, activities, and candy while also promoting public safety & community services available to families.

Although the event is over a month away, the space made available for the event at the DeSoto Square Mall, provides more room for businesses, community groups, churches, civic organizations & government agencies to participate as a “Booth Host” or event partner. Manatee Crime Stoppers is actively seeking additional booth hosts and event partners at this time. Participation as a “Booth Host” is free to non-profit, civic, community and religious organizations.

Organizations interested in participating in 2019 as “booth hosts, partners and/or sponsors must register their participation by clicking on the registration link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019HalloweenPartnerSignUp . The registration link may also be found on the Crime Stoppers homepage, directly below the fliers. For more Information about the event and sponsorships, send an email to info@ManateeCrimeStoppers.com.

Any organization with questions is encouraged to contact Manatee Crime Stoppers via email at info@ManateeCrimeStoppers.com or by calling the Manatee Crime Stoppers administrative line at 792-2732.

There will be an organizational meeting for all organizations participating in the 2019 event. The meeting will be at the DeSoto Square Mall Food Court on Tuesday 9/10/2019 @ 4:30pm. Organizations seeking more information and who are considering participation are also welcome to attend.

Thanks and we hope you will join us for another great event!


September 7 - Cub Scout Winterfest

Cub Scout Winterfest

September 6 - Rifles, Pistols and Tomahawks... Oh My!

Attention SWFL Crews!

Alert your Crews and get your health forms ready because the fun returns this October for the second annual Bullseye at Price-Sanders Scout Reservation. Come out and join us Saturday, October 12th for a day of rifles, pistols, black powder, archery, atlatl, tomahawk and more!

Registration is open to any Venturer 14 and older until October 3rd, so sign up soon!

Make sure to check out the flyer below; we are looking forward to seeing you there!

Leading the Adventure,
SWFL VOA

Venturing Shooting Sports Weekend


September 5 - Come Celebrate Troop 191's First Eagle Scout

TROOP 191 IS CELEBRATING THEIR FIRST EAGLE SCOUT!

Todd and Marti Domerese and BSA Troop 191 would like to cordially invite you to attend the Eagle Court of Honor for Benjamin M. Domerese. Dinner immediately following ceremony. No RSVP necessary.

Monday, September 16th at 6:00 P.M.
Living Lord Lutheran Church
11107 Palmbrush Trail, Bradenton, FL 34202



September 4 - Are YOU a Trained Leader?

BALOO and IOLS


September 3 - Scouts Day with the Rays

Scouts Day with the Rays


August 7 - REMINDER - Program Kick-off Change of Venue

REMINDER, Due to a conflict with another activity scheduled for the Salvation Army Worship Center, our Program Kick-Off on Thursday, August 8, will be held at the 53rd Avenue Church of Christ (3412 53rd Ave. E.). It is less than a mile east of the normal location on the south side of SR-70 across from the shopping center that houses Ollie’s.

Start time is still 7:00 p.m. and those responsible for setting up information booths may arrive around 6:00 p.m. Booths will be established in the fellowship hall in the rear of the facility. The general meeting will take place in the auditorium so you may enter through the front doors.

Eagle project reviews will take place in the large classroom off of the fellowship hall and candidates and reviewers should enter through the outside door (across from the handicap parking spaces).

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see many of you there. Please remember that should you have a conflict with Thursday being a back-to-school program night, you should invite a member of your unit who does not have such a conflict to sub for you. Roundtable (and this Program Kick-Off) is open to any of your adult members, perhaps your C.O.R. or Institutional Head, or a parent who is available.

Mac Aldrich, Manatee District Program Chair


August 4 - Marauders Fan Appreciation Night

Troop 191 is selling $10 tickets for the Marauders fan appreciation night on Aug 24, 2019. There will be door prizes, raffles, fireworks and much more! Please see any member of Troop 191 to purchase your tickets. We will be at the Program Kick-off and District Meetings as well. Purchase tickets before Aug 20th! Any questions, contact Shannon at 727-742-5311.

August 3 - !!! Program Kick-off Change of Venue !!!

Attention Manatee District Scouters,

We have experienced an issue that necessitated us moving Program Kick-off from The Salvation Army to the 53rd Ave Church of Christ (3412 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203). If you get this message, please tell everyone you know that may plan to attend. Hopefully we catch everyone and get them to the right place.

Thank you for helping me get the word out.

Sincerely,
Josh Powenski | Manatee District Executive


July 29 - A Scouter "Thank you"

From Stephen Palmieri with Pack, Troop, and Crew 111, Roundtable and Manatee District.

"There has been some major changes in my family life. I want to thank all the fellow Scouters that have helped me be the person I am today. There are too many to name. I have thoroughly enjoyed all that I have been able to do, and the lives and families that continue to be changed by the program.

I have taken a Job with Walt Disney World and will be transitioning to Orlando slowly. I will be unable to continue my duties here in Manatee county. I will miss all the wonderful things everyone does for the Scouts and their families. My future is still being written, but know this, I will miss you all.

My old phone number is gone, but I am keeping my email. If for any reason you think I can help you, don't hesitate to reach out to me. I will always love what we achieve in Scouting and I plan to be at Winter Fest. So once again from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU ALL.

Stephen Palmieri

P.S. I work in environmental services as a pest control person... but they frown upon me catching the large mice on property.


July 28 - “What’s Poppin” in 2019?

Manatee District Popcorn Dates

July 26 - Memorial Service Details - Danny Schulz

The memorial service for one of our Scouters, Danny Schulz, will be held at Camp Miles, 38751 Bermont Road, Punta Gorda, on Sunday, July 28th at 4:00 pm, at the Wood Badge fire ring, near the Dining Hall. We invite you to wear your scout uniform and we will be having a fire to add ashes to. You are welcome to bring campfire ashes to add to the fire. Crackle Barrel will be served in the dinning hall after.

The family will have an interment on the following Monday morning,10:00 at the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Sincerely,
Josh Powenski | Manatee District Executive


July 22 - Manatee District Program Kick-off - August 8th

Scouters:

Please mark your calendars for Thursday, August 8 at the Salvation Army Worship Center (Roundtable meeting location) on SR-70. Our Program Kick-off event will take place in the gym and it will be the time to learn all about the upcoming events, activities, and training opportunities for the 2019-2020 scouting year.

EVERY unit should send at least one representative so that it will be kept up-to-date on all the fun, educational, and FUN events scheduled for the coming year.

There will be door prizes. Scouts BSA units will be able to schedule Order of the Arrow elections. Trails End Popcorn sales will be promoted. Have leaders that need training? Check out the training schedule.

The kick-off will begin at 7:00 p.m. and we plan to have it end no later than 8:30.

We hope to see you there!

Mac Aldrich, Manatee District Program Chair


May 13 - June Roundtable - Appetizer Contest

June Roundtable - Appetizer Contest


May 11 - Troop 191 Car Wash Fundraiser

Troop 191 Car Wash

May 8 - Save on Camping Gear

Scout Shop Sale

May 7 - A Scout Salute to First Responders

Salute to First Responders

April 13 - Manatee District Cub Scout Day Camp, June 10-14

A message from the Manatee District Cub Scout Day Camp Scoutmaster

Good Evening Scouts BSA leaders;

This is my first note about Day Camp.

We are looking for Scouts BSA youth for Youth Staff at Manatee Day Camp.

ANY Scouts BSA youth may participate in this.

Youth under 14 years of age will be Den Chiefs and assigned to Dens or patrols for the week.
Youth 14 and up can work the program areas, including the pool, the lake and the range.

We will be implementing the Patrol method for this years youth staff, so if you have an higher ranked scout that would like some more time in a leadership position, this is their opportunity.

Each youth will get 60 service hours for the week. If they are there for all five of the days and one of the weekend days to help set up and attend Den Chief Training if they need it.

They can sign up on the council website on the calendar June 10 - 14.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

If it is not a big deal, please announce this at your next troop meeting and send out via your troop communication method.

I will be happy to come to one of your troop meetings if you would like. Just let me know when and where you meet and one of us will be there.

I am also looking for an Assistant Scoutmaster to help out this year. You don't have to be able to be there every day, but an extra set of eyes with 50 scouts is always helpful.

Thank You

Chuck Swanson,
manateedaycampscoutmaster@gmail.com
Manatee District Day Camp Scoutmaster


April 8 - Venturing Advancement Bootcamp - April 26-28 in Naples

Venturing Leaders and Youth,

Crew 951 in Naples, is hosting an Advancement Bootcamp the weekend of April 26-28. Cost is $25 and includes camping, Saturday night dinner, workshops, and more. Click Here or on the image below to view the flyer for full details.

For more information please email/call:
naplescrew951@gmail.com
239-777-5093

Mia has put this event together for her Pathfinder Award and has put a lot of effort into this. If you, or your Crew, are available please consider going to this event. If you are new to rank advancements in Venturing, this will be extremely helpful.


April 7 - SWFL Council Learning Opportunity - Better your Pack/Troop/Crew and attend University of Scouting Arts

Hello fellow parents and leaders!

Our parent/volunteer team has put together an amazing schedule of courses for EVERONE in Scouting adult leadership.  Have a fun learning experience with other parents like you!  All new parents or the most seasoned volunteers, everyone will get something out of USA!
I am a parent/volunteer just like you and even look forward to the Wild Wild West Cub Weekend camp out with many of you on Saturday.  Just like you, I am in Scouting because of the value it brings my children and family.  I believe in what you are doing and honored to serve you through University of Scouting Arts!

Make your Scouting Pack, Troop, or Crew better through the FEATURES below:

  • Accessible: Saturday only option
  • Introductory level information for new parent/volunteers
  • Applicable to your needs
  • Experienced volunteer trainers
  • Hands on demonstrations for your position in scouting.
  • Basic leader training offered (Den Leader & Pack or Troop Committee) – Help your unit earn JTE awards!
  • Where do I go for help?
  • How to keep your youth, volunteers, & parents safe.
  • Build a team of parents working together.
  • Recruit, retain and skyrocket with fellow volunteers
  • Eagle Scout Process – How to both deliver the promise AND start an Eagle’s nest in your troop!
  • Make meetings fun!
  • Advanced discussion and challenging topics for tenured scouters.
  • How to manage unit finances.
  • Fundraising ideas
  • What is the bigger picture?
  • Meet other parents in the exact position you are in, “Well, I am here because I just stepped in to help…….”   “ME TOO!”
  • Fun “Star Wars vs. Star Trek” theme and fun evening activities.

Come for ONLY the DAY or all weekend.  You will be fed, but bring your own tent!

April 26 ‐28, 2019
Camp Miles   38751 Bermont Rd., Punta Gorda, 33982

USA is an all adult Scout Leader training weekend geared to give you the latest information to take you to the next level of Scouting.  This is an alternative education program offering courses you will not find at any other venue in Scouting.  From the basics to the very technical, we approach our educational program with enthusiastic idealism, years of on the job experience, and a deep commitment in offering youth the very best in Scout leader training. Be prepared for a weekend of learningfellowship and fun!

This year’s theme is a Star Trek vs. Star Wars.  You are welcome to dress the part, but remember we are at a Scout camp. You will need to wear your Field Uniform (Class A) to dinner Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning.  All other meals are Activity Uniform (Class B) /costume attire.

Who:   Registered adult leaders from Packs, Troops, Crews, Ships

When:   April 26 - 28, 2019.  Check-in Friday AFTER 5pm or Saturday BETWEEN 7:45 am - 8:15am.

Cost:   $25 weekend / $15 Saturday Only / $12 Dri-Fit Shirt / $15 Hat

Register Online: http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org  - Registration closes on April 11, 2019.  You are not  registered until all fees are all paid.  $10 late fee per person if not paid by April 18!

Payments:  Must be received by Council no later than April 18, 2019.  Please make checks out to the Southwest Florida Council,  1801 Boy Scout Dr., Ft. Myers, FL  33907

Includes:  Weekend fee includes:  materials, patch, degree certificate, four meals.

Saturday fee includes: materials, patch, non-degree certificate, lunch, dinner. Participants receive the full experience, but do not earn a degree.

Contact: Chancellor Drew Wormington ‐ (941) 815‐0951 • digitalmuppet@gmail.com 


April 7 - No free physicals this year

Dear Scouts and Scouters,

I am sorry to say that LECOM will not be able to host their annual free physical event this year.

It is our intention to resume the event next year.

Yours in Scouting,

Nina Pascoe BSN, MSHS, RN, PCCN, ACM-RN
Health Safety Risk Manager
Manatee District


March 15 - LECOM Physicals

Dear Scouts, Scouters and Parents,

For many years we have benefited from LECOM providing FREE physicals for scouts and scouters. This year they are having trouble lining up physicians to supervise the LECOM students.

I am reaching out to all of you for your help.

Please contact me if your physician is willing to assist, or if you know a physician in the scouting program that is willing to assist.

The only Saturday in April that is not available is April 20th (likely it is because it is the day before Easter.)

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Nina Pascoe BSN, MSHS, RN, PCCN, ACM-RN
Health Safety Risk Management
Manatee District


March 2 - Venturing - Come "Lead the Adventure!" with Us

Hello Scoutmasters and Troop representatives,

Just like how Troops recruit via speaking with Cub Scout Packs, Crews are encouraged to recruit by reaching out to Scouts BSA Troops. This is because the Venturing program is for youth ages 14-20 who want to remain in Scouting and continue with youth-led, high adventure activities. That's right, until they reach age 21! The Venturing program also allows for youth to earn more awards and experience a differently configured program that still adheres to the Scout Oath and Law.

If you have any Scouts interested in becoming a Venturer, or any Scouts about to hit 18 years of age, we can send you more information about Crew 111, or other Crews in your area, and how to get involved. We would also like to send youth representatives to meet with your Scouts or Troop, if interested, so that they may learn more about the Venturing program.

Crew 111 has participated in two Camporees, one Broke Back Dog Challenge and WOAH since its formation in September 2017. We have volunteered for global non-profits, scaled TreeUmph!, been on many campouts, gone bowling, skating and golfing, went wake-boarding, and are now considering more high-adventure and challenging activities. If your Scouts want to get in on the fun, don't wait to reach out.

For more information, please contact:
Ed Copeland, Crew Advisor - Crew 111
Logrus91@verizon.net
941-812-1973

You can access our website at http://www.swflcrew111.com.

Thank you and we look forward to meeting your Scouts.

With appreciation,

Grace Townsend
President, Crew 111


February 15 - 2019 Manatee Adult Recognition Dinner Flyer & Forms

Hello Scouters,

Come join us on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 at Camp Flying Eagle for the 2019 Manatee Adult Recognition Dinner. This is a fun time to recognize and be recognized by your fellow Scouters. Recognition for the Silver Beaver Award, District Award of Merit, Live Oak Award, Cubmaster of the Year, Scoutmaster of the Year and the Outstanding Unit Leader Awards. The full flyer can be seen Here.

Nomination Forms, which are due by March 21, 2019, can be found below:

Once registration is open, register on the Council website at http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org.


February 5 - Manatee District - New Eagle Scout Process

Hello Manatee District Scoutmasters and Committee Chairs,

As we have been discussing for the past few months, the District Advancement Committee has been hard at work making changes and improvements to the Eagle Scout process. Much thought and consideration has been put into the attached documents and while they may not be perfect, they represent a significant improvement in the way we guide and process Eagle candidates here in Manatee District.

I've attached two documents:

Starting, Navigating and Completing The Eagle Scout Leadership Service Project - This detailed document will guide a Scout from start to finish while working on their Eagle project. Section by section explanations are provided for each part of the Eagle Scout Project Workbook (Proposal, Planning and Report) and a workflow diagram at the end visually depicts the process.

Manatee District Eagle Scout Process Approval - This two page document describes the new approval process for Manatee District. More face-to-face interaction with skilled Scout Reviewers and consistent review and approval dates are detailed here.

For this new process to take hold and work as designed, we need you as Unit Leaders to do the following:

  1. Reproduce the above documents and give a copy to each Eagle Candidate, a copy to each person that is to serve as an Eagle Mentor / Coach, and a copy to the person on the Troop Committee that has been designated to approve the proposal for the Committee. This will insure that all those who review and approve understand what the Candidate has proposed and that he understands what he is proposing.
  2. Discuss the Eagle timeline and process with the Eagle Candidate to prevent any time issue as they approach their 18th birthday.
  3. Going forward, reference the Manatee Rambler for any updates to the new process or documents.

We thank you in advance for your help. Our goal is and will always be to support Scouts in the best way we know how. We appreciate your partnership at the Unit level and welcome any comments or concerns you have. Please feel free to reach out to me directly at the new Manatee Advancement email: manateeadvancement@gmail.com.

Respectfully yours in Scouting,
Alison den Boggende
Manatee District Advancement Chair


January 27 - February is Community Service Month

Scoutmasters, Cubmasters, Crew Advisors and Committee Chairs,

February is designated by SWFC as Community Service Month and there is an expectation that each unit will conduct a significant service project sometime during the month.

At your earliest convenience before Feb. 1, please submit to me at mac_aldrich@mac.com:

  • your unit type and number
  • a description of your unit’s project
  • where it will take place
  • project date

Note that for those units planning on donating non-perishable goods to the Food Bank of Manatee, the delivery date to the warehouse (3231 59th Dr. E., Unit #101, Bradenton - where popcorn was picked up) is Saturday, Feb. 16th. I especially need to know which units to expect so that I can tell the food bank director, Cindy Sloan, how much time the warehouse needs to be open to accommodate deliveries. Units needing collection barrels should also contact me so that I can get them to you or tell you where/when you may pick them up.

Thank you in advance for getting this information to me ASAP.

In Service,
Mac Aldrich, Program Chair Manatee District


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