Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014

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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 26 - CFE Looking for a Few Good Men or Women

Good morning Scouters,

Camp Flying Eagle is now looking to hire up to five dedicated, seasoned, helpful, friendly, courteous, cheerful people (male, female, or married families) to serve as CFE Campmasters. Proof of Youth Protection Training certification is required.

There is no monetary pay for this position, but the perks are tremendous. Room and utilities are free; sometimes public food assistance in the form of guest invitations are available. Occasionally there is even free entertainment!

This is a part time job requiring employees to work only two weekends per year.

Applications will be taken and orientation training will be conducted from 9 am to noon on 30 August at the CFE Training Lodge.

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

July 24 - 2014 Manatee District Program Kick-Off

2014 Program Kick-Off

July 23 - Aquatics Training Weekends

Have you have been to Camp Miles or Camp Flying Eagle and as you are walking past the closed pool and thought, "It sure would be nice to take the Troop/Pack swimming"? We have the answer to that.

This Aquatics Supervision – Swimming and Water Rescue, one day training will allow you to open the swimming pool areas at either camp for your unit. The swimming requirement is the BSA Swim test (100 yards or 4 lengths of the pool).

The Aquatics Supervision – Paddle Craft Safety course is another one day training that will allow Troops and Crews to open the Water Front areas. (The unit must also have someone with CPR Training not provided with this course.)

NOTE: Cub Scouts are not allowed to participate in Water Front activities EXCEPT during Council Events.

Want to help out at Council Events? Take the Lifeguard Course. This class is available to Boy Scouts, Venture Crew Members and Registered Adults 15 years and older. You must be able to swim 650 yards or 26 lengths of the pool without stopping.

Every unit should have at least one Aquatics Trained individual.

Please review the attached flyer and come join us. Registration is expected to go live Wednesday, July 16th. If you have any questions please call the Scout Office – 239-936-8072 Click Here to view the flyer for more details and important dates.

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.

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