Spring has sprung! Welcome to the March 2014 issue of our Council newsletter. 

If you have an upcoming event, information, or a special scout story you'd like to include in this newsletter, please, email our editor.

Parker's Ride to Victory Lane

Scouters... Start your engines! 


Just a few weeks ago Cub Scout & First Grader, Parker got the ride of a lifetime... He rode to school in a race car with Driver Scott Lagasee, Jr!


Team SLR & Driver Scotty are champions of Scouting and spend their time off the track with local Scouts.  Before he hit the speedway to race in the COPD 300, Scotty met up with Cub Scout Parker in Daytona Beach.  Parker is a new Scout who has had perfect attendance and earned all of his badges to date.  He's also had his share of challenges, earlier in the year, was hit by a car while riding  his bicycle in his neighborhood.  Thankfully, he was wearing a helmet and only suffered minor injuries.  And, even on crutches, Parker made it to his Cub Scout meeting that week!


After the ride to school, Parker and some other local Scouts joined up with the rest of the race team and their partner, the Florida Dept. of Transportation.  Together, they talked to the media about bicycle & pedestrian safety.


Check out more information about our BSA Race Team at www.teamslr.com





Cameron Gonzalez
Many of you may have read, or viewed television news broadcasts this past weekend about a tragic accident involving four young men from Apopka who were pushing their disabled vehicle off a dimly lit road in Apopka late Friday evening when they were accidently struck from behind by another vehicle, resulting in the death of two of these young men.

One of these youth was Cameron Gonzalez, the 18 year old son of Connie Prescott, assistant manager of our Scout Shop in Apopka. Cameron was a senior at Apopka High School who always had an infectious smile on his face and befriended everyone he met. He was a promising athlete and an avid baseball player.

Although our collective arms are certainly wrapped around Connie comforting her at this very difficult time, the family is struggling financially to meet the immediate needs for his funeral and burial arrangements. I have established a special account to receive contributions to assist the family through this difficult transition. If you are interested in contributing to this emergency fund, checks may be made out the Central Florida Council with "Cameron Gonzalez Memorial Fund" in the memo or online at http://cameron.cflscouting.org.

The Funeral arrangements for Cameron have been confirmed. The viewing will be held Friday March 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at: Baldwin-Fairchild 601 North Park Ave. Apopka. The Service will be held Saturday March 8th at 11:00 am at: St. Patrick's Church 6803 Alt Route Route 441 Mt. Dora

Please keep Connie and her family in your prayers.

Ron A. Oats
Scout Executive

Make it your Scouting Program - and your Legacy

The Mission Impact Team has been working to create the opportunities for you to succeed in making Central Florida Council's Scouting your Scouting Program and your personal legacy.

The goals of the Mission Impact Team have been to collect and make available to both the Scouters and Professionals the data of the Central Florida Council's Scouting success. To provide communications throughout the Council to every Scouting Program and every age group involved in these programs both the youth and adults. To coordinate the execution and track the responses/changes needed from you through the Voice of the Scout where you've made your voices heard. To provide venues where you can make your volunteered time cause growth and the betterment in the Central Florida Council's Scouting Program.

The Mission Impact Team consists of the Council's Strategic Plan, Communications, Voice of the Scout, and Legacy Quest.


The Strategic Plan is a documentation and tracking system which presents the actual data and goals for the present year plus providing the planned goals for the next two years ahead. The process documents and tracks every function of the Council's Scouting Program inclusive of Membership, Finance, Program, and Operations.


Communications includes the collection of the Council's Scouting information and the processes and venues to distribute this information to the Scouts, Scouters, Parents, and Communities throughout the Central Florida Area.  The Venues used for this distribution include electronic communication via email, hard copy communications via Roundtable Meetings, the Council's E-Newsletter, the Council's Websites, and Social Medias including Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Pinterest, and Instagram.


The Voice of the Scout Program is a BSA National Survey Program where you are given the opportunity to make your voices heard on how the Central Florida Council's Scouting Program is doing providing your Scouting Adventure. Responses are collected and changes are made improving the Scouting program for all involved.


See and hear Aaron Taylor with Cory Critenden performing Live - a little bit of country ... and a little bit Rock.

Legacy Quest consists of five Volunteer Programs for adults to provide their volunteer service to the Council. These programs are - Blackshirts (the council's event team), Campmasters (Camp's customer service team), CAMP (Camp's activity manpower team), S3 (Council's service center team), and C4 (the council's Camp/Service Center physical development team).


It is your Scouting Program as a Scout or Scouter, become involved in the your Scouting Adventure - One Movement, One BSA, United We Grow - Scouts, Scouters, and Professionals working in unity.


Come visit the Mission Impact Booth near the tower at the Scout Show on April 26th at the UCF Stadium and find out what's new in Central Florida Council's Scouting and how you can become part of Scouting's Growth. 


New Merit Badge being offered at the Microsoft Store

The Cinematography merit badge is now being offered at the Microsoft Store at the Mall at Millenia! Along with Photography and Robotics, these are three great merit badges earned at a great place. The merit badge classes are still being offered from 6-9pm every Friday night at the Microsoft Store for FREE, and you only have to attend one class session.


For the Cub Scouts, the belt loop classes are still happening Saturday mornings from 9-12, working on Computers, Photography, and Video Games. Not only do they get the opportunity to earn their Belt loop, but they also cover requirements for the pin! You can sign up individually for the classes, or if you're a den leader looking for a pre-planned den meeting where the scouts earn a belt loop and pin, this is for you.


Class size is limited to 12 scouts, and you must register to attend. Classes are filling up quick, some with the earliest availability in May! To find the class schedule and registration instructions, visit www.sandlakedistrict.org and download the PDF flyers, or send an email to Mark Spencer, Sand Lake District Executive at Mark.Spencer@cflscouting.org.


Friends of Scouting

In the next few months a Scouting representative will visit your Pack, Troop or Crew and give you an opportunity to invest in the future of Scouting here in Central Florida. 


Funds raised in our 2014 Friends of Scouting campaign will help pay for:

  • unit service
  • leader training
  • youth scholarships
  • recruitment efforts
  • program development
  • program support
  • camping
  • and much more

Your gift is important.


Please make plans to participate at your next Blue & Gold or Court of Honor.

If you are unable to attend your Blue & Gold or Court of Honor, please help your unit achieve 100% family participation by making a donation using this link: http://support.cflscouting.org


On behalf of the over 25,000 Scouts here in Central Florida, thank you for being a part of this important campaign!!  Thank you for helping our Scouts be Prepared of Life!!

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Boy Scouts your Adventure Awaits!

Extravaganza 2014 (Mar. 28-30th) is coming to Camp La-No-Che, pick from a diverse group of treks including Daniel Boone Adventure featuring a Turkey Shoot, Rambo.05 featuring hiking in backwoods of Camp La-No-Che, Vertical Extreme featuring climbing, COPE, and High Adventure, and many more that will leave you asking for more after the weekend is done. More treks and information can be found at camplanoche.com.


Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement that is coming to Camp La-No-Che this spring.  More information on these programs and registration is online at:


camplanoche.com     -     cflscouting.org

2014 Leadership Retreat

Who should attend?

  • Scouters involved in district program, training, events, and membership
  • District committee members
  • All commissioners
  • Council Board members

When:  March 7 & 8

Where:  Camp Lanoche

Cost:  None.  (Meals and commemorative patch included)

Theme:  "Board and District Leadership...United to Serve More Youth"


All adult leaders active at the District or Council level are invited to attend the 2014 Leadership Retreat, an event where scouters throughout Central Florida Council gather to share ideas, discuss plans, hear about new program tools, and enjoy true Scouting fellowship at our camp.


National representatives and Council leaders will update about new and upcoming developments.  Practical ideas to incorporate STEM, sustainability, ScoutStrong, preparing tomorrow's leaders and workforce development.  Attendees will tour the new swimming pool and facilities in the Brown and Brown Aquatics Center, which will be open for this summer camp season.


The retreat begins Friday, March 7, 6:00pm, with a delicious steak dinner followed by an evening program.  Saturday morning begins with breakfast at 7:00am followed by program, tour, focus sessions and Executive Board meeting.  The retreat will end with lunch at noon.


Camp program areas will be open Saturday afternoon for your enjoyment.  If you want to camp Friday night, a variety of accommodations are offered at Camp Lanoche. 


Use the link below to reserve your place at the Leadership Retreat.

Earn Volunteer Community Service Hours while having FUN at Camp La-No-Che!

We need assistance from Troops/Crews/Posts/Ships and their Scouts and Scouters to help with our upcoming Cub Adventure Weekends. Scouts can earn valuable volunteer community service hours while giving back to their fellow scouts, and having fun in the process


Individuals who volunteer can look forward to these added bonuses:

  • 24 volunteer hours
  • Free camping for the weekend
  • 4 free meals in the dining hall (Saturday and Sunday Breakfast)
  • Free weekend patch
  • Access to La-No-Che amenities during time off (If available & arranged prior)

Please email Mac Griffith at mac@camplanoche.com or Pam Falconer at pam@camplanoche.com if your unit would like to volunteer for the below weekends with the following information:

  • Racing into Cub Scouting-           March 21- 23, 2014
  • Fun With Son Weekend-              April    4-6, 2014
  • Tiger Crossing Weekend-             May 2-4, 2014
  • Cub Halloween Weekends-          Oct. 3-5, Oct. 10-12, Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26, 2014
  • Tiger Growl Weekend-                 Nov. 14-16, Nov. 21-23, 2014
  • Cub Holiday Weekend-                Dec. 12-14, 2014


DatesMarch 28-30, 2014 

Location: Camp La-No-Che

Who: Adult Leaders & Youth (14+)

Cost: $125


Powder Horn is a resource course designed to introduce Scouting's adult leaders and youth to the exciting program possibilities for their unit. After completing this course, the participants should have sufficient introductory information to: 

  • Provide a robust outdoor program using a variety of resources 
  • Identify local resources & consultants for high-adventure activities 
  • Apply the health & safety requirements of the BSA to outdoor programs 
  • Apply the rules & regulations of the BSA as they apply to outdoor programs 

Participants will be exposed to resources & programming in the following areas:

Archery, Shooting Sports, Leave No Trace, Water Sports, Canoeing, Fishing, Orienteering, Geocaching, COPE, Climbing, Caving and much more!


Click for: flyer - registration 


Spring Cub Events "Racing" to you from Camp La-No-Che
Spring is just around the corner, and Camp La-No-Che is preparing for many fun filled Cub Adventures in 2014. Get away for the weekend and enjoy the beautiful weather and events with the whole family. Bring your Pinewood Derby, Rain Gutter Regatta, or Spaceship Derby in March and experience "Racing into Cub Scouting- Fun with Son Weekend" first hand. In April experience "Cub Adventures- Fun with Son Weekend" and leave wanting more. Tiger families come to "Tiger Crossing Weekend" in May and watch your little guy cross over, and make memories you can share for a lifetime.

Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement that is coming to Camp La-No-Che this spring. More information on these programs and registration is online at:

camplanoche.com  -  cflscouting.org

Camp La-No-Che is seeking EXPERIENCED and RETIRED Adult Scout Leaders to join our Summer Camp Staff
Click here for a Summer Camp Staff Application

Do you have what it takes to join the best 2014 Summer Camp Staff in the South East? - or - Do you know someone that is up to the challenge? Well now is your chance... Camp La-No-Che is looking for leadership driven men and women age 18 and beyond, to join their Summer Camp Staff for an unforgettable summer!


Top 3 reasons to apply to be on Camp La-No-Che Summer Camp Staff 2014:

  1. Free room and board in air-conditioned facilities at beautiful Camp La-No-Che
  2. Get paid to do what comes naturally being a leader and mentor
  3. Spend the summer doing what you love, Being a Scout Leader!

The requirements are simple:

  • Be a registered Scouter with the Boy Scouts of America
  • Fill out a Camp La-No-Che 2014 Staff Application, and turn it in!
  • Pass an interview and be selected as a Staff Member

Currently Accepting Applications for:

  • Senior Adventure Counselor (18 years of age)
  • Assistant Area Directors (18 years of age)
  • Area Directors (18 years of age)
  • Aquatics Assistant Area Director (18 years of age)
  • Adventure Camp A.T.V. Instructor (18 years of age)
  • Aquatics Director (21 years of age)
  • Aquatics Assistant Director (18 years of age)
  • Adventure Area Director (21 years of age)
  • COPE Director (21 years of age)
  • Assistant Provo Scoutmaster (18 years of age)
  • Provisional Scoutmaster (21 years of age)


Camp La-No-Che will be extending the application deadline until all positions with an age restriction are filled. Please, do not delay and miss out on this great opportunity, join one of greatest teams ever assembled, be a Staff Member of Camp La-No-Che!

Central Florida Scout Show
The Central Florida Scout Show is being held at the University of Central Florida on Saturday, April 26th at the Brighthouse Networks Stadium. Steve Buery with Merrill Lynch is the Scout Show Event Chair. We are excited about this year's show.... We are anticipating over 14,000 in attendance with participation from over 470 units throughout our Council. If your unit has not signed up for a Scout Show booth please click here to submit your unit's booth.

We are thankful for McDonald's support as the title sponsor for this event.
Currently, we are securing vendors who are interested in promoting their company or organization with us at the Central Florida Scout Show. The Scout Show Committee is promoting an active marketing campaign to draw additional awareness of the Scout Show.

* Over 250,000 Discount Cards are being sold by our Scouts
* Interactive website where more information can be promoted to our sponsors
* Targeting a broader market with event flyers, radio spots and additional media coverage

Vendors interested in attending should provide their point of contact name, phone number, and e-mail address to Chris Crowley, Council Program Director - Central Florida Council at chris.crowley@cflscouting.org or by phone at (407) 703-0242. Thank you for your support!

2014 Cub Day Camp "Cubstruction"

Please click here to download the information / registration flyer


The following are the 2014 Cub Scout Day Camps in the Central Florida Council for the Summer of 2014:

Session 1a at the LDS Church on Dean Rd. in Orlando 

June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Click here to register online for Session 1a

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 1b at the LDS Church on Dean Rd. in Orlando 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Click here to register online for Session 1b 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 2 at the 1st Baptist Church of Eustis 

July 7-11, 2014 from 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Click here to register online for Session 2 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 3 at the 4 Towns Community Church in Deltona 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 3 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 4b at the Christ Presbyterian Church in Ormond 

June 16-20, 2014 from 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 4b 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 5a at Wickham Park in Melbourne 

June 2-6, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 5a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 5b at Wickham Park in Melbourne 

June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 5b 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 6a at the LDS Church on Par St. in Orlando 

June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 6a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 6W at the LDS Church on Par St. in Orlando 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 6W 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 7a at F. Burton Smith Park in Cocoa 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:30pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 7a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 8 at the Elks Lodge in Kissimmee 

June 16-20, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:30pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 8 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 9a at the Oakland Presbyterian Church 

June 9-13, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 9a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 9b at the Clerbrook RV and Golf Resort in Clermont 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 9b 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 9c at the LDS Church in Apopka 

June 16-20, 2014 from 8:00am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 9c 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 9W at Montverde Academy in Montverde 

June 16-20, 2014 from 8:30am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 9W 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 10a at the LDS Church in Lake Mary 

June 16-20, 2014 from 8:30am - 5:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 10a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 10b at the LDS Church in Lake Mary 

June 23-27, 2014 from 8:30am - 5:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 10b 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director 


Session 27a at the LDS Church in Hunter's Creek 

June 9-13, 2014 from 9:00am - 4:00pm 

Please click here to register online for Session 27a 

Please click here to contact the Day Camp Director



Camp Cards

Let the sales begin!  Scouts across Central Florida have officially kicked off their Spring fundraiser - the 2014 Camp Card.  This year's card offers over $50 in value for just $5.00!  Look out for your neighborhood Scout to purchase yours, or contact us at 407-703-0254 and we'll send yours in the mail! 



Scouts!  Don't forget about a great opportunity you have to participate in the March 28th Orlando Magic Basketball Game...  every time you sell 20 cards, go online and tell us!  Your name will be entered into, not only a weekly drawing, but a very special drawing to hang with the Orlando Magic team!  Check out these cool prizes... and don't forget to sign up online at scoutshow.cflscouting.org.






Have Questions? - Want to purchase a Camp Card? 

Contact Nancy.Freeman@scouting.org or call 407-703-0254.


Don't miss out on Summer Camp 2014!

Camp La-No-Che is back in 2014, and better than ever! New facilities, programs, troop times, and merchandise are waiting for one important factor, YOU! Campsite reservations have already begun, so do not miss out on this exciting opportunity!


This summer our Camp La-No-Che Staff are proud to be bringing you all new facilities out NEW Aquatics Complex (complete with two Olympic swimming pools, diving board, water-slide, and bath house) and NEW Adventure Tower (complete with 3 stages of rappelling, and zip-line).


Merit Badges have also been given a make-over and Camp La-No-Che is now featuring Horsemanship, Sustainability, and Search and Rescue 


New programs are also coming to Scouts in the form of Troop Times: La-No-Che Scramble Obstacle Course, Horseback Riding, Man-Hunt Competitions, and additional troop swims in our new pool are sure to keep your scouts on the go all day long. 


Those Scouts that are looking for a little bit more out of there Summer Camp experience Camp La-No-Che brings you Special Programs Week #8 with eight new programs that give your scouts the ability to dive deeper into the programs they love at Camp La-No-Che! 


Wait there's more check out our completely redesigned:

2014 Leaders Guide on www.camplanoche.com for more information and additional programs. 


Don't miss out on all the fun and excitement that is coming to Camp La-No-Che this summer. More information on these programs and registration is online at:  www.camplanoche.com.

Eagle Encampment - June 15-20, 2014

The Seventh Annual Eagle Encampment: An unequalled opportunity for Boy Scouts 13-17 years old to achieve amazing progress on their Trail to Eagle. Scouts will receive intensive merit badge instruction from some of the most qualified merit badge counselors around, on up to six Eagle Rank required merit badges:

Plus, presentations covering Eagle Service Projects, Eagle Board of Reviews and the History of the Eagle. All in an Air Conditioned environment at Camp Ithiel in West Orlando (Gotha) over 5 nights and 6 days.


For more information visit: http://www.apopkashores.com/EE/

Scout Strong is Coming ... Are you Strong Enough to Participate???


The Central Florida Council is proud to announce a NEW event coming September 12-14, 2014 to Camp La-No-Che, Scout Strong Weekend! This new event's mission is "Fit, Fuel, Fun" and is designed for Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and the entire family. Compete as some of your favorite superheroes in downtown Metropolis while having fun and staying active. Events such as spider maze, hammer strike, mud pits, model rocketry and much, much more! Older Scouts, Venturers, Explorers, and the public will also have the opportunity to run the Second Annual X5K Black Bear Challenge and learn about healthy eating, and give your Scouts the opportunity to experience the new program focus on physical fitness. Be on the lookout for more information and registration opening on May 1st!


2014 Council Camporee
The Central Florida Council Presents

2014 Council Camporee

Tough Scout Games

"Are you tougher than a Boy Scout at the Hunger Games? "


When12/5/2014 - 12/7/2014

WhereScout Ranch

Who11 Districts and Venturers

ActivitiesThe Hunger Games

                     Are you tougher than a Boy Scout games

                     Midway & Live shows

Advancement News

In 2013, Boy Scouts of America awarded the rank of Eagle Scout to 56, 842 Life Scouts.  The service hours associated with their Eagle Scout Leadership Service Projects totaled 9,347,047.  Just imagine all of the positive impact these projects had on their local communities.  Here within Central Florida Council the number of Eagle Scouts totaled 408 with their projects having a combined total of 66,247 service hours.  These Leadership Projects had an average of 162 service hours benefiting the 11 District's within the Council.  We would like to recognize Ft. Gatlin District, which produced 81 Eagle Scouts during the past year.


We can report these impressive numbers because they are recorded by the various BSA Councils and sent to National, and that is where we need your help.  Recording your Cub Scout and Boy Scout advancements through Internet Advancement allows the Districts, Council, and National BSA to track percentages of Scouts advancing, just like they can track Eagle Scouts. 


Advancements are an indicator of Unit health and are one of the eight methods used by Scout leaders to fulfill the aims of the BSA.  So, please start or continue to record your advancements and remember that signed Internet Advancement Reports are required to get rank advancements at the Scout Shops.


The newest merit badge, Mining in Society was released on 2/24/14 and the Digital Technology (which replaces Computers) should be released in March.

Finally, a special shout out to Eagle Scout Steven Holcomb, who won Bronze Medals during the recently completed Sochi Winter Olympics in the 2-Man and 4-Man Bobsleds events.  Eagle Scouts truly fly high!


Yours in Scouting

Mike Deliz

Central Florida Council Advancement Chair


It's time again for units to begin turning in their applications for Central Florida Council's Excellence in Training Award. The applications and required documentation can be sent to Cindy Miller, CFC Training Chair, at cmill112@hotmail.com (preferred) or training.cfcbsa@gmail.com beginning January 31. The last date applications will be accepted is April 20. If you have not heard about this award and are interested in receiving the requirements and application, please send a request via email to the preferred address noted. This award is a colorful ribbon that can be displayed on your unit's flag, in a Chartered Organization display, a unit display, or in the way that works best for your unit. Show your Scouting youth that adults care about being basic leader trained by encouraging all of the registered adults in your unit, including your Chartered Organization Representative, to complete their basic leader training to qualify for this award. The ribbon and its accompanying certificate will be given to district executives prior to your district's annual recognition banquet late Spring. Please do not ask your DE for the application. It is only available online via Yahoo! groups' CFC training chair's Monday Morning Message or by email request.


In general, the main reasons leaders give for not being trained are the time commitment and the distance in travel to get there. Just about any trained leader will tell you that understanding the basics of the program they are involved in saves them more hours than the training they took to begin with. And, they can tell you that tips and ideas shared by others at the training saved them more research and telephone time. There are 45 basic leader training courses or sessions being offered in Central Florida Council this winter and spring. Training is offered at various locations in different districts - and leaders can register for what they need no matter what district is offering it. Sometimes that means going to training in another district that is closer to home than one in your own district. So, join other leaders in the position you are registered for in other districts to broaden your resource base and make new acquaintances!


The council website will soon have the complete listing of training scheduled for 2014, and into 2015, when pdfs of the training calendar are posted! Once the calendar (or its pages) is added, visit it often for updates. 



Golden Eagle Events


Leading young people on the trail to success... Today's youth often find themselves at a crossroads, not sure which path to take, as a community we work together to help young people down the Scouting Trail.



Throughout March, April & May you can help us say Thank You to many community leaders in Central Florida that help our youth stay on this path through life.


In March, we are pleased to recognize

Rosanne Brandeburg of Lake Sumter State College Foundation & Gene Williams of Blue Rhino in Lake County;

Bill Booth with United Parachute Technologies in West Volusia County;

Geroge Mikitarian of Parrish Medical Center in Brevard County;

Community Leader Sue Crabtree in West Orange County;

Commissioner Fred Hawkins in Osceola County;

John Walsh of The Observer in Flagler County; and

Gary Davis of Sabal Land Trust in The Villages.


In April, we are pleased to recognize

Mayor Mike Thomas of Edgewater in Southeast Volusia County;

Wendy Brandon of Central FL Regional Hospital in Seminole County;


Mayor Teresa Jacobs & Mayor Buddy Dyer in downtown Orlando.


In May, we are pleased to recognize

Kevin Bowler of Daytona Beverages in East Volusia County.


Help us honor these individuals by joining us at an event ... seats & sponsorships are still available! To find out how you can participate, contact us at 407-703-0282 or email Nancy.Freeman@scouting.org

Central Florida Council Awards Banquet
The annual Central Florida Council and Eagle Scout Recognition banquet is scheduled for Friday, June 13, 2014 at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel near Downtown Disney in Orlando. This is the time of year that we recognize the achievements of our volunteer leaders, the 443 Scouts who earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 2013 and elect Council Officers and Executive Board members for the year ahead. It is also the time that we recognize the 2013-2014 class of Silver Beavers. The District Award of Merit will be presented at District Banquets scheduled prior to the Council Banquet.
2011 Class of Central Florida Council Eagle Scouts
Silver Beaver AwardThe Boy Scouts of America, acting through the National Court of Honor, may award the Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service to youth at the local council level. The award is made for noteworthy service of exceptional character to youth by registered Scouters within the jurisdiction of the council.

The District Award of Merit is a council award presented by districts in the same manner that the Silver Beaver is a national award presented by councils. The award is available to Scouter who renders service of an outstanding nature at the district level and is made available annually on the basis of 1 award for each 25 traditional units registered in the district.

Nominations for the Silver Beaver Award are due by April 07, 2014. Nomination Forms are available by contacting Shanna Richardson at the Wayne Densch Boy Scout Service Center by email at shanna.richardson@scouting.org.

What's Going Around: Vertigo

Do you ever feel dizzy? Lightheaded? Off balance?


If you feel that the room is spinning, you may have Vertigo.


Centra Care physicians have been treating a number of patients lately for the type of Vertigo known as Peripheral Vertigo. 



It involves an issue with the part of the inner ear that controls balance - the vestibular labyrinth or semicircular canals.

The problem may also involve the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brainstem.

The main symptom of Vertigo is the feeling that you or the room is moving or spinning. The spinning sensation may even cause nausea.

Other symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty focusing the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Loss of balance
  • Ringing in the ears

A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear.

Even motion sickness can make you dizzy. And while dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated, it can be a symptom of other disorders, so if you're noticing frequent dizziness, you should see a doctor to have it checked out.

From our Council Key 3

A message from your Central Florida Council Leadership
A message from your Central Florida Council Leadership