Apopka Shores District - Central Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America

Phone: 407-889-4403

Unit Type: Cub Scouts | Boy Scouts | Venturing
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District Chairman

District Commissioner
David Reike

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District Executive
Greg Huff
(407) 703-0234
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Activities, events and meetings in our district...
Apopka Shores

2014-2015 District Calendar- click here
Commissioners Meeting -   September 4
Committee Meeting -   September 11
Roundtable -   September 18
Regular meetings held at
First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden

Apopka Shores District Calendar for 2014 - 2015
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The Guide to Safe Scouting has been Updated
A smaller printed format, each chapter on the new version is delineated with black edges on the pages for easier navigation. The “Age Appropriate Guidelines” page has moved to the back and retains its distinctive wheat color. Two new checklists have been added to the appendix: the Campout Safety Checklist and the Event Safety Checklist. See an article on the new version here.

When Are All The Training Classes?
Look no further, we've found a resource for you. Click the link above to see what, when and where.

Cub Scouts

All Things Cub Related at La-No-Che

Boy Scouts

2014 Council Camporee
December 5th - 7th, 2014
Tough Scout Games - At the Scout Ranch. 11 Districts of Boy Scouts and Venturers. A midway and live show Saturday night. Contact Mac Griffith for more info.

News from Ayochatta Chapter OA
Fall Fellowship – 9/5 – 7 at Camp La-No-Che – we are providing and serving dinner Friday night. Register at Tipisa.org.

Are your dues current for 2014??? If you are not current you need to pay before attending any Chapter / Lodge functions. At this time you would need to pay 2014 and 2015 dues.

Eagle Board of Review and Project Approval Process
Click above for full details. EBORs and Eagle Project Reviews are held on the 3rd Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at 125 N Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden, FL starting at 6pm.
To setup your appointments, contact:
Theresa Nead solarizegoddess@aol.com/407-765-0542, Advancement Chair
Access all of the Eagle Scout forms here.

Eagle Encampment 2015 - June 14 - 19, 2015
The opportunity for Scouts to achieve unprecedented progress on the Trail to Eagle, offering six Eagle Rank required merit badges: Citizenship in the Community, Nation & World, Communications, Family Life and Personal Management, presented by outstanding qualified adult leaders. Plus all-you-can-eat “teenaged-sized potions” plus air-conditioning. A comprehensive 6 day / 5 night program. Don't delay sign up today to participate this year.
Download the Participant Registration Packet or register online.
Also visit the Eagle Encampment info site @ www.apopkashores.com/EE/.


VESSA is now Central Florida Venturing, Sea Scouts and Exploring Council
Click above to learn more about changes and the three areas that the council is broken into.
Visit: www.vessa.org

How to Find a Venturing Consultant
A consultant is a person who is proficient, skilled, and/or certified in one of the Venturing skills. They provide exposure to the techniques applicable to that skill and provide information on where to obtain the necessary resources for performing that skill in a Venturing crew or ship or Boy Scout troop.


Wood Badge Fall 2014 S4-83-14-2
September 19-21 and October 3-5
Wood Badge is the most advanced leadership training course in Scouting! In this course, Scouters learn practical leadership skills in a lecture-practice format. The skills taught are applicable to every leader and provide a common foundation for Cub Scout, Boy Scout, and Venture programs. The first part of the course utilizes a classroom environment and practical exercises to teach the essentials of leadership. You’ll learn what makes leadership “work,” and how to make it work for you and in your unit. Later, a combination of classroom and outdoor settings help you learn to apply those skills to make you function better as a team. Finally, you will have an opportunity to state your goals as a leader and put into motion a plan to achieve those goals.

Contact Paul D. Thompson for more Information - paul.thompson@cfcwoodbadge.com or 386-295-1232
Online Registration coming soon. Click Here for more Details and the Registration Form

Online Training Account Setup- Click Here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to setup your online "My Scouting" account to keep and record your online training status.

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MB Counselors
To find a current Registered Merit Badge Counselor, contact your Scoutmaster or Advancement Chair. If a counselor is not listed for our district, then please send an email to John Spangler.

Online Training!
BSA Online Learning Center


a “one-stop shop” for all BSA volunteers and the general public to take online courses related to BSA programs and policies.