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.

2020 Camp Card Sale

The Suwannee River Area Council is pleased to announce the return of our Council-wide Camp Card Sale for 2020.  The sale will run from February 13 (cards will be distributed at Roundtable) until May 1, 2019.

This is a great chance for your scout(s) to earn their own way in Scouting by participating in the annual Camp Card Sale. Camp Cards are coupon cards full of discounts for businesses in your local area that your Scout can sell for $5 and keep 50% of the commission.

The purpose of selling Camp Cards is to allow Scouts to earn money towards their Scouting program.  This could be for unit campouts, a new uniform, annual registration or unit fees, activities, summer camp, or more. To learn more about how to participate and to see what’s going to be on the cards, join us for an AWESOME Camp Card Kick-Off!  Everyone is invited!  Leaders, parents, and scouts.  Even if your unit hasn’t decided yet or is not interested in managing the sale for your families, you can still participate!  

This program is completely RISK FREE; simply return any unsold cards at settlement on or before May 1, 2020

For full details, see the Camp Card Webpage and the Camp Card Sale Leader’s Guidebook.

Annual Eagle Scout, Silver Beaver and Council Recognition Dinner

Come join us as we recognize the best of the Council’s youth, our Eagle Scouts at our Annual Eagle Scout and Silver Beaver Award Recognition Dinner.

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The designation “Eagle Scout” was founded over one hundred years ago. Only four percent of Boy Scouts are granted this rank after a lengthy review process. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill. Since its founding, the Eagle Scout rank has been earned by almost 2.5 million young men.

The Suwannee River Area Council, Boy Scouts of America announces it’s latest selections for the Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver is the highest honor the Suwannee River Area Council can bestow on an adult volunteer.

This year the recipients of the Silver Beaver are: 
    • John Wood, Council President
    • Chris Stranburg, Past Council Vice President
This year’s banquet will also see the return of the presentation of the District Award of Merit to several outstanding scouters from our council!
 
Please join us for this special night of Scouting on Thursday, January 23 at 6:30 pm at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Sanders Hall, 1700 N. Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida. An outstanding program is planned for you.

The cost to attend is only $20.00 per person. Please complete this form to reserve your seat.

Join Scouting!

We are excited that you are interested in joining the Boy Scouts of America! Scouting is open to all members of your family.  Both girls and boys can take advantage of all of the adventure and excitement available in the scouting programs!

The BSA’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.  By welcoming both girls and boys into the program, even more youth will have access to the character development and values-based leadership that Scouting promises. 

Joining is Easy!

Whether you’re a parent of an elementary, intermediate or high school aged child, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved with the Boy Scouts of America.  Choose the program that is right for your family and explore the links on our Join Scouting page to see the latest resources and updates.  Then click on map to the left to find a unit near you or call us at (850) 576-4146 and we’ll help you find the unit that is right for you!

Scouts BSA is Here!

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

Scouts BSA is a year-round program for youth in fifth grade through high school that provides fun, adventure, learning, challenge, and responsibility to help them become the best version of themselves.

In Scouts BSA, young men and women go places, test themselves, and have one-of-a-kind adventures that can’t be found anywhere else.

For the first time in its 100+ year history, the iconic program of the Boy Scouts of America is open to young women as well as young men, all of whom will have the chance to earn Scouting’s highest rank, Eagle Scout.

So... what's going on around our #SRACBSA?

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.

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!