Suwannee River Area Council
Proudly serving Florida and Georgia for over 90 years 


Ponce De Leon District Fishing Camporee
September 16-18, 2016 - St George Island State Park

The Ponce de Leon District will host a Fishing Camporee on September 16-18, 2016 at St. George Island State Park will feature participation in a Fishing Derby and Annual Coastal Cleanup. 

There will not be any skills competition this trip, only good fun and fellowship. All PDL Troops and Crews are invited. Bring your rods and favorites baits and try your luck. Prizes in 6 categories for longest (redfish, trout, whiting, flounder, catfish & other) will be handed out. Fish anywhere you want (beach, bay, bridge, offshore) just be back by cutoff. 

NOTE: If using a boat of any kind you must follow all BSA Safety Afloat guidelines. Folks will be available to help you clean and cook your catch.   

Cost: $30 per person. CLICK HERE for the Leader's Guide.


2016 SRAC Popcorn Sale is...  off and running!

Imagine raising enough funds to pay for EVERYTHING your unit does for an entire year! From campouts to advancements, blue and gold banquets to courts of honor, even uniforms, day camp, summer camp and registration fees!  It can all be DONE, if you participate in the Annual SRAC Popcorn Sale... 

Some of the benefits of participating are: low financial risk to your unit (payment is not due until the unit has had an opportunity to sell their product), organizational support from the Council and Trails End, and it also provides financial benefit to YOUR Council.

Our mission is to give each and every participating unit the opportunity to reach their financial goals, no matter how large or small.  So, if you missed the August 6th Kickoff, the CLICK HERE to find the 2016 Leader's Information Guide..  

Key dates for this year's sale are:
  • August 30 - Show and Sell Popcorn Orders Due online (full cases only)
  • September 9 - Show and Sell Popcorn Pick-up at Tri-State Sales Automotive Warehouse -  by appointments only (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
  • November 4 - Popcorn Sale Ends
  • November 7 - Submit Take Orders Online
  • November 11, 12 - Settlement at the Council Office - All forms due 
  • (appointment only)
  • November 18 - Take Order Popcorn Pick-up at Tri-State Sales Automotive Warehouse - by appointments only (12:00 pm - 6:00 pm)
  • November 21 - All Prize Orders due online
On August 26, Bi-weekly Drawings at Council Office for Prizes Begin, followed by Sept. 9, Sep. 23, Oct. 7, Oct. 21, Nov. 4

Remember... By selling popcorn you are not only selling a yummy snack, you are helping change the lives of local youth through Scouting! Popcorn profits support Scouting programs in your community and throughout the Suwannee River Area Council. 

These programs educate, inspire and motivate Scouts Discover how popcorn can fund all of your Scouting adventures!

To get more information on this year's sale go to our Popcorn Information Page



NRA-CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Sept. 9th, 10th & 11th, 2016

Shooting Sports at Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Explorer and Venture levels have become more popular. We need a larger pool of National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Instructors in the Council. 

To accommodate that need, the Council has now added to its schedule a course to enable Scouters to earn NRA Rifle and NRA pistol Instructor certifications. 

Cost of the training will be $200.00 for registered Scouters and $250 for non scouters deadline for sign up will be August 26th. For full information and the course flyer, click here

To signup, please contact the council office at 850-576-4146 or stop by and see Billy or Bill at the Scout Shop and while you're there make sure to check out their complete selection of scouting needs!
  
Wood Badge - Scouting's Premier Training Course
Coming to Wallwood in 2017!  March 31- April 2 and April 21-23

Wood Badge is the BSA’s training course for adult leaders, and it’s for new and experienced Scouters alike.  Wood Badge is held every two to three years in our council and is conducted over two three-day weekends.  In Wood Badge participants expand their base of knowledge and skills required to provide a complete and rewarding scouting experience to the youth that we serve.

Is Wood Badge a stress-free vacation? No.

But for a vacation that tests your limits, gives meaning to your time spent in Scouting and makes your job as a leader easier, just say yes to Scouting’s pre-eminent training course for adults.

Your deluxe six-day, all-inclusive Wood Badge experience comes with decades of Scouting knowledge, a skilled and helpful staff and a guided tour through the entire Scouting program from Tiger Cubs to Venturing. And the price? Less than a single night costs at that fancy resort with the pool.

Wood Badge is expertly designed to stress you out, tie you in knots and take you on the same emotional roller coaster we put our Scouts on as they advance in the program.

In other words, you might not leave Wood Badge feeling relaxed, but you’re guaranteed to be recharged and ready to tackle any problem your Scouts throw your way. And it just might be the most fun you’ll ever have as a Scout leader.

For more on why you should attend Wood Badge training, see the following Scouting Magazine BLOG article


Please join us in celebrating 50 years of Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation, in Quincy, FL!

Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation lies on a tract of land over 600 acres in size along the shore of Lake Talquin in Gadsden County, Florida. The name Wallwood comes from the principal donors of the land, Dr. Charlie K. Wall and his wife Margaret.  They donated 476 acres to the Suwannee River Area Council in 1962, and the remainder came from the State of Florida and the Pittman family. Wallwood started summer camp operations at Wallwood in 1966, moving from the former Camp Semialachee.
 
For decades, generations of scouters have enjoyed learning about the outdoors through spending time at this camp. The education of youth from experiencing first hand knowledge in this outdoor natural environment is what scouting is all about, but our scouts only use this property for a portion of the year.  The camp is also open for rental by non-scouting groups during the balance of the time.
 
Wallwood and its 600 acres has so much to offer youth and adult group activities from all over the region.  Come out and see the camp and enjoy it's many amenities.  From the canoes and row boats at the classic camp water front on Lake Talquin to the heart of camp centered around the flag pole with large cafeteria, trading post/store (snacks and ice-cream), first aid building, headquarters lodge, outdoor church, crafts hut and amphitheater.  On the north side of the property a rifle range, shotgun range, ropes course and repelling tower.

With so much to offer, Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation should be your destination, when looking for an outdoor setting for your next group activity, whether for a day, weekend or a week!

For more information about using our camp facilities, please contact our office at 850-576-4146


 




Scout Shop Hours are Monday-Friday 10 am – 6 pm

   

 



The Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America was incorporated on January 22 1924. Since then it has been our honor to instill in the youth we serve the character, values and traditions that make Boy Scouts of America stand apart in the crowd. Thirteen counties throughout south Georgia and north Florida are served by Suwanee River Area Council. If you are not involved in Scouting today please let us know how we can serve you!