Oct. 10: What: WCFC Fort DeSoto Volunteer Work Day. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Bay Pier Parking Lot. Fort Desoto Park has 150 more picnic tables to be painted, spread out over five separate areas for this year’s project. At the WCFCl Encampment held in 2014, Boy Scouts, Venturing Crew and Sea Scouts painted 400 tables so well that the park ranger has asked scouts to return and paint some more. This work day is open to all WCFC scouts. Paint and paint brushes will be provided. Bring own drinks to stay hydrated. All volunteers (Adult and scouts) will receive a certification logging there service hours which they can use for rank advancement or units Journey to Excellence program. No uniform required, work cloths that may get paint on them. REGISTER: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/event/ft-desoto-service-day/1740049. Print out Volunteer Vehicle pass (http://www.wcfcbsa.org/document/ft-desoto-car-pass-2015/153830) to save the $ 5.00 parking fee.
Oct. 16-18: District Camporee, Camp Soule, Clearwater: We have another campout planned for October (Hillsborough River State Park on 10/23-25) but we NEED Adult leaders who will attend and organizing a group. If you are interested, please see our Camping Coordinator, Mr. Curtis Cruise.
Nov. 27: This is the night of our annual “Lock In” at the Parrish Hall. Scouts will spend the night then be on site bright and early with their work gloves on to help unload Christmas Trees and set up the lot. We need volunteers for the lock in and it is an outstanding opportunity for parents of new troop members to bond with their scouts. Also, we can use extra hands on Saturday, Nov. 28, so if you are a parent/guardian who is too busy to come to the meetings and/or campouts, this is a great chance come out and show your support for Troop 219!
Jan. 15-17, 2016: Brooksville Raid
June 10-12, 2016: NYLT, Sand Hill (weekend #1)
June 17-19, 2015: NYLT, Sand Hill (weekend #2)
– Troop 219