About Suwannee River Area Council

The Suwannee River Area Council’s goal is to provide a quality, dynamic program of learning and adventure that builds well-rounded young people. 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.

What comes after Black Friday and Cyber Monday?

Giving Tuesday!

After two days devoted to getting deals, Giving Tuesday is a global day that’s all about giving back. This new tradition of generosity is a nice antidote to the consumerism invading our holidays.

Giving Tuesday also presents a great opportunity to help grow Scouting in your community. You can donate to your local council, help send a Scout to camp or help build the next great high-adventure camp. However you decide to give to the BSA, you’ll be providing young people with the chance to have fun, gain confidence and become leaders who live the Scout Oath and Scout Law.

One added boost: Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law, so you’ll get credit for your gift at tax time.

To learn more, click the button below.

8th Annual Super Clays Tournament

Come enjoy a “Virtual Dove Shoot” while Supporting Scouting!

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s almost time for our annual Super Clays Tournament. The event will kick off with our “virtual dove shoot” where we’ll have all 5 throwers running at once, and everyone will have the chance to shoot as much as they want in this just-for-fun free for all. Then we’ll see who’s truly the best shot among us with the Pickup Tournament – a fast paced tournament that’s as fun to watch as it is to shoot in.

Saturday January 26th, 2019 @ 9AM

Magnolia Farms is situated twenty minutes north-east of Tallahassee. From the I-10 exchange, take highway 90 6.4 miles and then look for Fairhill Way on your left.  4465 Whispering Oaks Dr, Tallahassee, FL 32309

  • Minimum Donation Team of 4: $500
  • Minimum Donation Individual: $125

Please bring your own gun and shells

To register a team or for more information, contact Kevin Kilduff at kevin.kilduff@scouting.org or call 850-576-4146 or come by the council office at 2032 Thomasville Rd in Tallahassee.

 

 

 

 

ScoutsBSA Advancement Update

New Temporary Transition rules for the Eagle Scout Rank

On February 1, 2019, the Boy Scouts of America will begin admitting girls into Scouts BSA.

One of the characteristics of Scouting-for over a hundred years-is that no matter when you join, however long you stay, or the rank you attain, the Scouting experience prepares you for life. And for some, the pinnacle of their Scouting experience is achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

The policies of the BSA indicate that, except in extraordinary circumstances, a youth desiring to achieve the rank of Eagle must do so before the youth’s 18th birthday. This will continue to be our policy. It is in the interests of the entire BSA, and in fact our nation, that all girls who join the BSA in 2019 should have an opportunity to earn their Eagle Scout rank should they diligently and promptly complete all requirements.

Accordingly, after carefully considering recommendations from stakeholders, including feedback from volunteers and professionals at the 2018 Top Hands Meeting, the National Executive Committee of the Boy Scouts of America has approved temporary transition rules regarding extensions for youth over 16 but not yet 18 years of age on February 1, 2019, to complete the requirements for the Eagle Scout award.

To preserve the integrity of the Eagle Scout Award, no exceptions to or waivers of any of the requirements for the Eagle Scout Award are permitted under this limited exception, and all requirements must be completed while the individual is a registered member of Scouts BSA, or after achieving the First-Class Rank in Scouts BSA (as specified in the Guide to Advancement).

To read more about this implementation, please refer to the link from above and also download the latest copy of the Advancement News from the BSA.

Family Scouting

Offering the Iconic Programs of the BSA to both Boys and Girls

The BSA’s and the Suwannee River Area Council’s mission is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. Our priority is to bring the benefits of Scouting to more youth while remaining true to our mission.

We are excited that our Cub Scouting program is now open to both boys and girls. Now even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises and be better prepared for future success.

In February of 2019, we will also begin accepting girls 11-17 into the current Boy Scout Program.  At that time, the program will become known as ScoutsBSA.   Currently, the council’s Membership and Program Committees are hard at work, developing formal plans and announcements for how the ScoutsBSA program will be work in our council and the impacts that it may have on how we conduct and present our programs. So, stay tuned to our newsletter/email list, this website and posts on our official Facebook channels that come from “Suwannee River Area Council, BSA” for all of the information as it is developed.

Please follow this link for information about all of our programs for youth.

2017 Annual Report Inforgraphic

Newly released, the Suwannee River Area Council Annual Report in the form of an InfoGraphic. Please click on the thumbnail above to download a full copy of the Infographic image, suitable for posting on websites, social media and sharing with your scouting families and potential families. We’re proud to be able to offer this new resource for the use of our local scouting family to be able to tell the story of scouting locally in a concise manner.

So... what's going on around our council?

2019 World Scout Jamboree

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!