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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




April 19 - Manatee District Pinewood Derby

April 17 - BSA Physicals at LECOM on Saturday, May 9th

We have confirmed a date for the Boy Scout physical exams at LECOM.

It will be Saturday, May 9th, starting at 8:30am at 5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34208.

LECOM medical students will be working with Dr. Grubb and residents from Manatee Memorial Hospital.

Please have the Boy Scouts read the instructions and sign up at the following link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xTXWNo6knSl1cDmjkHSQ6AXBPEBJPRD-Q-qN2aIz6JI/edit?usp=sharing

Also, please remind them to bring their physical form on May 9th with the portion they need to see prior to be seen by the student doctors and physicians. Please note, I do not have the form if they show up without one. Access the BSA Annual Health and Medical Record Here.

Thank you for your time and we look forward to working with the Boy Scouts again this year.

Have a good day

Kersten Schroeder, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry
Director of Community Outreach
LECOM Bradenton
5000 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211


April 16 - Go Register for the Adult Recognition Dinner

Registration for the Manatee District Adult Recognition Dinner is now available on the Council website. Go to http://www.swflcouncilbsa.org/event/1719463 and register today. Registration closes on Monday, May 4th.

If you have not turned in your nominations, you still have time. All forms are due no later than Tuesday, April 21st. Please Click Here for the flyer for contact information to submit the forms to. Click on one of the links below to access the appropriate nomination form:
Cubmaster of the Year
Scoutmaster of the Year
Live Oak Award
District Award of Merit
Outstanding Leader Award (each unit nominates one)

Come out and support your fellow Scouters and you never know, you may get a little surprise yourself!


April 5 - New Cub Scout Program Information

Here are some links to updated information on the new Cub Scout Program that launches on June 1, 2015:

This information will also be available on the Resources page for future reference.


March 27 - Roundtable and Adult Recognition Dinner Schedule

The Manatee Adult Recognition Dinner originally scheduled for April 2 has been postponed. On April 2nd, we will have a normal Roundtable meeting at The Salvation Army.

The Adult Recognition Dinner will now be held on Thursday, May 7th, in place of the May Roundtable. The Dinner will be held at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church (6510 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, 34209).

The nomination forms deadline has also been extended to Tuesday, April 14th. So if you still have nominations to get in, it's not too late... yet!


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