Welcome to the Suwannee River Area Council!

Our 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.

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2022 Camp Card Kickoff 

Saturday, January 22, 2022
at District 850!
 Calling all Scouts, Parents and Leaders!
 
Here is your chance to earn your own way in Scouting by participating in the annual Camp Card Sale. Camp Cards are coupon cards full of discounts to businesses in your local area that your Scout/Unit 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!  
 
The 2022 Camp Card Kick-Off will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022
 
District 850
2662 Fleischmann Rd
Tallahassee, FL 32308
 
EVERYONE IS INVITED!
 
Schedule:
  • 9:45am                   Doors Open/Sign In
  • 10:00 – 11:00am    Kick-Off 
  • 11:00am                  Stay & Play* (Optional) 
Every Scout that attends will receive a 30-minute unlimited play game card! Please RSVP with Heather Rosenberg at nolegirl74@gmail.com to secure your game card.
 
Coming in 2022:
  • Cards sell for only $5 each!
  • The Council is printing more than one version of the card to cover multiple geographic locations!
  • Each time a Scout sells 25 cards, he/she is entered into a drawing to win a camp scholarship!
* District 850 is offering the following group packages for all Scout families that attend the Kick-Off IF YOU PRE-BOOK with Kerin Clarke at (850) 513-2119, or kclarke@district850.com
  • #1 Games, Lanes and Dine: 1 hour of Bowling and shoe rental, 1 round of laser tag, $5 game card and Pizza and soda $19.99 
  • #2 Bowl and Eat: 1 hour of bowling and shoe rental $5 game card, pizza and soda. $14.99 
  • #3 Value Play: 1 hour of Bowling, shoe rental and $5 game card $9.99 
For questions or to RSVP, please email our Council Camp Card Chairman, Heather Rosenberg at nolegirl74@gmail.com.  

SRAC Health and Safety Action Plan

Updated January 11, 2022

 

The health and safety of all of our members is paramount to the Suwannee River Area Council (SRAC). We have put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19; however, we cannot guarantee that you or your child(ren) will not become infected with COVID-19. Further, attending activities, functions and meetings of SRAC and SRAC properties, including the Wallwood Boy Scout Reservation (Camp Wallwood) and the Council Service Center, could increase your risk and your child(ren)’s risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends a shorter isolation period for COVID-19 patients, from 10 days to five — if asymptomatic — followed by five days of mask wearing. The Suwannee River Area Council has adopted the new CDC Guidelines for our membership, as well.

From the CDC release:

“Given what we currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter. The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”

For more information, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html for the full release on this latest Guidance.

As new guidance from the CDC is released, the Suwannee Area Council will continue to adapt to the latest guidelines provided. See https://www.cdc.gov/ for additional information on the latest COVID-19 and any updated recommendations.

You will be asked to sign an “Informed Consent” waiver when attending any function in person. Please see a copy of that waiver linked here. When an event offers online registration, you will sign this waiver for your party, during the that process, otherwise you’ll be asked to sign it when you check in at the event. If you have any questions about the plan and measures being taken to ensure the safety of our members, please call us at 850-576-4146.

National BSA Registration Fee Increase

and new Council Program fee

effective August 1, 2021

 
The Suwannee River Area Council is focused on customer service and transparency to its scouting family. Our volunteers and staff are mission-driven to grow the organization and deliver character education in a quality way. The organization is focused on that daily.  We owe it to our members to provide the highest quality customer service and resources possible.  We have big plans for this Council, all focused on you, our scouting family, and we need your partnership to deliver it!  Although Scouting is a less expensive program than competing activities, we recognize that it still costs money.  And we can all agree that the value is there!
 
  • Beginning August 1, 2021:
    • Both the National membership fee and Council program fee for traditional youth increase .50¢ per month.
    • Adult leader and Exploring participant membership fees increase .25¢ per month for both National and Council.
    • Each unit (new or returning) will annually pay a $75.00 Unit Liability Insurance Fee (no increase).
    • BSA will continue its one-time new member joining fee of $25 (started last year).
  • The new fees will be collected for new registrations beginning on August 1, 2020.  Currently registered members will be subject to the new fees at recharter time, as usual. 
Details on the new National BSA fee can be found at this link.
 
Below is a complete breakdown of the new fee structures:
 
Annual Registration – Youth
Annual Registration – Adult
      $72.00 – National BSA registration
      $45.00 – National BSA registration
      $60.00 – SRAC Program fee      $21.00 – SRAC Program fee
   Total – $132.00/$11.00 per month   Total – $66.00/$5.50 per month
      $12.00 – optional Boys’ Life      $12.00 – optional Boys’ Life
     w/ Boys’ Life – $144.00/$12.00 per mo      w/ Boys’ Life – $78.00/$6.50 per mo

 

Value

  • All registered families of the Suwannee River Area Council will continue to receive:
    • Access to all Council camp properties for tent camping at no charge.
    • Access to University of Scouting, youth and adults, at no charge.
    • A special “thank you” decal to showcase the family as a Scouting family.
    • Excellent unit/customer service and program support through our new specialized model of position specific executives (staff).

Convenience

  • Fees will be collected at recharter per usual.
  • Effective since August 1, 2021 – fees through online registration for new members, at any time of the year, will be pro-rated for both national and council fees. Units will not have to collect national or council fees, as long as, the new youth or adult registers online.

We encourage you to review the FAQ and to discuss this with your unit’s leadership to understand how this change effects your family.

As always, Scouting remains a valuable investment. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, when Scouts were forced to stay home, they still learned skills that will benefit them for the rest of their lives. They still helped those in need. They still became leaders in their units and communities. Scouting is needed now in America, just as much as it was in 1910.

Thank you for continuing to be a part of our scouting family. 

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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!