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.

 

 

 

 

Proudly serving Florida and Georgia since 1924

2018 Popcorn Sale Is Underway!

Our Annual popcorn sale kicked off this year with our annual kickoff meeting on August 20th at the Council Service Center.

Imagine raising enough funds to pay for EVERYTHING your unit does for an entire year with popcorn sale profits. Trips, campouts, trainings, advancements, blue and gold banquets, courts of honor, trailers, uniforms, day camp, summer camp…it can all be DONE!

Why Sell Popcorn?

  • Increase your unit and council income – 70% stays local
  • Pay for your entire Scouting program.
  • Scouts learn life lessons by “earning their own way.”
  • The prize program motivates Scouts.
  • Cool new incentives for Scouts who sell 
  • For additional revenue, sell online to friends and family out of town.

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 24th World Scout Jamboree will be held at the BSA’s new permanent Jamboree home: the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. It’s actually co-hosted by three Scout organizations: the Boy Scouts of America, Scouts Canada and Asociación de Scouts de México.

A World Jamboree in our country is a once-in-a-generation event. The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be the first held in North America in 36 years (1983, Alberta, Canada) and the first held in the United States in 52 years (1967, Idaho).

Some 50,000 Scouts and Scouters from 167 different countries are expected at the event, to be held July 22 to Aug. 2, 2019. They’ll meet people from around the world while enjoying SBR’s world-class adventure offerings.

The Boy Scouts of America will have 7,200 participants in 180 units. Each 40-person unit will have four adult leaders and 36 youth.

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!