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The Council Service Center and Scout Shop will be CLOSED on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday.  Normal business hours will resume on Monday, April 21, 2014.
 
   
For the convenience of our customers and the safety of our staff, we have changed the Scout Shop hours.
The new Scout Shop hours are as follows:
Monday – Thursday   9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
The Scout Shop will still be open the first two Saturdays of each month from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
 
 
 
Mark your calendars for PROGRAM PREVIEW on May 15th so you don't miss the biggest gathering of Scouters.  This is the place to pick up the latest information and the new COUNCIL CALENDAR for the 2014-2015 program year!  Look for more information and location to be announced soon.
 
 
 
Venture Camp are now open online for registration!!  Click here for leader guides.
 
 
Council Encampment
Every three years West Central Florida hosts an encampment for all troops in the council.  2014 is an encampment year!  The theme for this years’ event will be Pioneering/Klondike derby.  The event will take place at Sand Hill Scout Reservation, October 17th – 19th.  Be a part of the planning of this great event.  An organizational meeting will take place at the Camp Soule lodge, March 26th, 7:00 PM.  For more information contact Ed Ronshausen at edward@tampabay.rr.com or phone (727) 821-4407.  Let’s make this an event our Scouts will remember!
 
 
 
 
 
A message from our Council Key III Leadership: Tom Stoner - President, Eric Renker - Commissioner and Bill Davis - Scout Executive; At the National Council's Annual meeting in May volunteer delegates voted to change the BSA membership standards policy.  Here you can view the FACTS vs. FICTION in regards to that policy change.  Chartered Organization Representatives, Committee Chairs and Unit Leaders will be receiving additional information concerning "frequently asked questions" via email.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Youth safety is the No. 1 concern of the BSA.  To increase awareness of this societal problem and to create even greater barriers to prevent abuse than already exist today in Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America is implementing several important changes to further enhance its Youth Protection policies.  Please see the information sheet for steps to ensure these policies are fully implemented.

Please keep in mind that you can now sign up and pay for activities, training and other events on this website.  You can also make a new donation or payment on your current FOS pledge using a credit card or e-check by clicking the "Contribute to Friends of Scouting" link on the menu bar. 

Our calendar feature includes specific calendars for each district.  Just click CALENDAR on the menu and the council calendar will be displayed.  To select a specific district or combination of districts and council, click "Select Other Calendars" located in the top left hand corner of the calendar, right below "Show Activities For: West Central Florida Council".  Check your district and council calendars for any upcoming training or activity information.

 

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