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Anclote District

Anclote district serves the units located in the communities of west Pasco County, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin and Oldsmar.

Anclote District Contacts

District Contacts
Vice Committee Chair, James Royal, jameseroyal@gmail.com
District Commissioner, VACANT or David.Montang@scouting.org
Advancement Chair, Theresa Ronayne, 727-798-4137 or jbkj6@aol.com
Training Chair, Rick Llanas, ricnic@gmail.com
District Chairman, Harry Betz, (727) 459-7306 or hbetz@tampabay.rr.com
District Commissioner, Bill Haggard, (920) 217-4161 or willhh3@gmail.com
Senior District Executive - David Montang, (727) 391-3800 X223, mobile (727)277-7490 or David.Montang@scouting.org 

Anclote District News

District Roundtable The Anclote District Roundtable meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Elfers Cares Center at 4136 Barker Drive in New Port Richey. All units that have charter that are expiring on January 31, 2016 should plan on turning in their Recharter paperwork at the January Roundtable. If you have questions or need help please call you Unit Commissioner, if you don’t know who that is then please call the Anclote Senior District Executive.

Family Friends Of Scouting - Friends of Scouting is the single largest source of income for the West Central Florida Council. 82% of all revenue generated goes directly to program support of organizing and servicing units and providing facilities and programs for their benefit. This year the FOS goal for the Anclote District is $48,000. Please contact David Montang TODAY about having a Family FOS presentation at your unit. For more info about FOS: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/contribute-to-scouting/friends-of-scouting-fos/230

Town Hall Meeting – Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 6:30pm at CARES (4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34652) Mr. Bill Davis (West Central Florida Council Scout Executive) will be holding a Town Hall meeting for registered leaders/parents to come and ask any questions they might have about the upcoming merger of the West Central Florida Council and the Gulf Ridge Council into a united council.  This will begin promptly at 6:30pm and be finished no later than 8pm.

Boy Scout Advancement Changes – Effective January 1, 2016, changes to Boy Scout advancements will take effect. All boys who join after January 1st must use the new requirements. By 2017 all boys must have converted to the new requirements. More information will be posted on Facebook and through emails, or you can search for details on www.scouting.org . These new requirements will include more physical fitness, and service hours will be more conservation minded. New requirements also place a greater emphasis on the scout’s duty to God.

Order of the Arrow – By now you should have paid your OA membership dues. If not, payments can be made at the council office or online at wcfcbsa.org. You may also pay for registration to the Winter Conclave (January 8-10) the same way. You must be current with your membership dues to attend the Winter Conclave. And don’t forget to support and help plan activities for your chapter by coming to the Tocabaga Chapter meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:00 pm at Cares Center, 4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey.

Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment - January 16-17 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Scouts and Scouters in uniform get free admission. Tour the Confederate and Union camps, shop with the many vendors, and then watch the battle. This event is open to the public, so if your pack or troop is not going as a group, you can come with family and friends.  See their website at www.brooksvilleraidreenactment.com for more information.

Anclote District Dinner – Saturday February 6 @ 5:30pm at CARES (4136 Barker Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34652) will be the Annual District Dinner. This year the dinner will be a pot luck style dinner for a cost of only $5 per person (this helps cover the cost of the awards and the meat). All registered scouters, their spouses, and their family are invited to come. The district will provide the meats and Cub Scouts are asked to bring side dishes, Boy Scouts are asked to bring desserts, and everyone else can bring either one. Scouts and Scouters are encouraged to be in uniform. Registration is available at: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/event/anclote-district-night-ops-camporee/1847834   and you may also pay at the door.

Awards will be presented at the Anclote District Dinner for the District Award of Merit, Anclote Beacon Award, Scouter of the Year, Boy Scouter of the Year, Cub Scouter of the Year, and Venture Leader of the Year. Each unit may select a registered adult from their unit to receive the Beacon Award. The Beacon Award is for a registered adult in the unit who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in their troop, pack, or crew. Nomination forms must be submitted to David Montang (david.montang@scouting.org) no later than January 15, 2016. Click here are the nominations forms: District Award of Merit and Anclote Awards Nomination Form

Cub Family Camp – January 30-31, Cub Scout Family Camp will be at Camp Soule. Family Camp is a fun-filled event of games and activities that involves the entire family.  The afternoon of activities is sure to challenge and test the skill of “kids” of all ages.  Plus, an amazing Saturday evening dinner, and campfire show will put a smile on each face.  Our Sunday breakfast is followed by an interfaith service and recognition of the units attending.

Families may register on their own through the council office or website if their pack will not be attending Family Camp. Space is limited, so register early!

Scout Sunday – The Boy Scouts of America was founded on February 8, 1910. In honor of BSA’s anniversary each year, we celebrate Scout Sunday on the Sunday closest to that date. We encourage all packs, troops, and crews to participate in Scout Sunday by wearing their uniforms to church that day. If your unit is chartered by a church, see if your unit can perform a flag ceremony, hand out brochures, or do some other good deed during the church’s morning service. It will show your support for your chartered organization and will help the unit gain exposure and perhaps help to increase membership.

NIGHT OPS Boy Scout Camporee! – February 26-28, 2016 at Sand Hill Scout Reservation.

Patrols will compete against each other for prizes in nighttime activities that revolve around the theme of Special Forces Night Ops games.  Registration and the Leader’s Guide for the Boy Scout Camporee will be online at: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/event/anclote-district-night-ops-camporee/1847834 and if you are registering to serve as a STAFF member for the weekend please register here: http://www.wcfcbsa.org/event/anclote-camporee-staff-registration/1848124

Eagle Scouts! - Congratulations to Anclote District's Final Eagle Class of 2015!
Michael C. Troop 407, Thomas D. Troop 177, Westen Z. Troop 407, and Matthew M. Troop 60


Upcoming Training Opportunities:
January 30 – Rangemaster Training 
March 4-6 – Climbing Instructor, minimum age 16
March 12 – Cub Leader Specifics 
April 9 – BALOO (Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation) training 

Other Upcoming Events: 
January 7 – District Committee meeting, 7:00 pm
January 8-10 – OA Winter Conclave, Camp Soule
January 13 – District Roundtable
January 16-17 - Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment at SHSR. 
January 29 – Anclote District Dinner
January 30-31 – Cub Family Camp, Camp Soule
February 7 – Scout Sunday
February 8 – Scout Anniversary
February 26-28 Anclote Spring Camporee (Night Ops)
March 5-6 – Cub Family Camp, Sand Hill
March 11-13 – OA Spring Fellowship


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