February Newsletter

T R O O P  109




  • Every Saturday – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • February 5th, 2022 – Kayak Relay Race & BBQ
  • February 6th, 2022 – Scout Sunday
  • February 26th, 2022 – Advancement Day


  • December 26th-30th, 2021 – Cole, Dean & Jack had a lot of fun and got a lot of advancements done at Winter Camp.
  • January 12th-23rd, 2022 – Alafia River Rendezvous first weekend got a nasty winter storm Sunday that cut the trip short. But the scouts still had plenty of fun on. Second weekend was cold and drizzly, but the kids roughed it in the 1800’s in style. 
  • January 14th-16th, 2022 – Alex, Brent, Dax, Ennis & Nick NYLT leadership class of 2022, safely home after their first weekend of training.


Upcoming activities to keep a look out for! Dates, times and locations are subject to change. For up-to-date calendar of events make sure your email is current in SCOUTBOOK!

  • TBD – Truck Wash and/or Movie night Fundraiser
  • Every Saturday – Lions Club Pancake Breakfast
  • March 2st – Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner
  • March 18th – 20th, 2022 – Smugglers Run
  • April 1st – 3rd, 2022 – Pioneer Rendezvous
  • April 9th – Leitner Creek Cleanup
  • April 22nd – 24th, 2022 – University of Scouting Arts Adult Leadership Training
  • June 26th – July 2nd, 2022 – Summer Camp at Woodruff in North Georgia

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser & Service Hours

Sign up for Lions Club annual Saturday morning pancake breakfast. It has been a long standing tradition for Troop 109 to volunteer to help in the kitchen with cleanup for service hours as well as fundraising. This is one of our biggest fundraising opportunities each year.

Each Saturday morning from January to March we need 2 scouts in class A uniform (wear Class B underneath) from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. If you are First Class and above this is a great opportunity to get in Service hours. If you are going to Summer Camp, this is a great way to help fundraise to keep the cost down!

Lions Club Information

Please RSVP for the Saturday you will be volunteering for: Signup Genius


We are almost at the start of CAMP CARD SEASON!  Don’t miss out on the best opportunity to EARN your way to camp. 

Scouts receive a 50% commission on each $10 card sold. This initiative is specifically intended to help EARN your way to Day Camp, Resident Summer Camp, Winter Camp or National High Adventure activities. 

Each card entitles your customers to self-select up to 10 premium discounts from a custom BSA website powered by the Entertainment discount network. Enjoy up to 50% savings in dining, shopping, attractions, travel, services and online deals. Customers simply print their savings or redeem at the merchant by showing their smart phone (details on the back of the center portion of the camp card). As an added value, some great vendors like Legoland Resort and Dick’s Sporting Goods have signed on to be local sponsors (the three break-off coupons on the front of the card). 


The Southwest Florida Council will be offering a one week-long sessions of online merit badge camp beginning Monday, March 14th for any Scout currently registered to a Scouts BSA or Venturing unit. This is a unique opportunity for Scouts to earn badges, not readily available at their units, from the comfort of home. All badges will be taught by qualified, adult instructors approved by the Council Advancement Committee.

After registration, Scouts will receive a Zoom Video Conference meeting code (separate e-mail to be sent Sunday night prior to the start of that session, not on your registration receipt)Please install the free Zoom Video Conference app (www.zoom.us) on your phone, tablet or computer prior to the class. Scouts will also receive a class specific e-mail address to send all homework to.  

Cost: $10.00 for each merit badge (online registration/payment only)

Available Session
Spring Break Week – March 14-20, 2022: (Registration Closes 3/10/22 at 5 pm)
Monday, March 14 – Thursday, March 17
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Communications -OR- Scouting Heritage/American Heritage (Mon – Thurs)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Citizenship in Society* -OR- American Cultures (Mon – Thurs)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Emergency Preparedness** -OR- Salesmanship (Mon – Thurs)

Saturday, March 19 – Sunday, March 20
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Genealogy -OR- Music (SAT & SUN)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Aviation -OR- Citizenship in Society (SAT & SUN)

*Citizenship in Society MB is being offered in two different time slots.  You only need to register for one of the time slots to the time slots to earn the merit badge. 

Registration is simple.  Click on the button below to register.  Registration for each class will be limited to 50 students.  Only those Scouts who register for courses will receive advancement credit.  Links may not be shared.

Note: Most merit badges will have homework or requirements that will need to be completed during or after the virtual camp sessions.

Click Here to Sign Up


Merit Badge registration opens on Mar 28, 2022. Please read through the Program Guide to review what Merit Badges are being offered. Once the 2022 Merit Badge Schedule is posted, we will start collecting first choice and second choice class options from everyone.

Camp Flyer
Program Guide

Camp Fee Schedule:
-November 1, 2021 – 1st Payment – $20.00
-February 1, 2022 – 2nd Payment – $250.00
-May 1, 2022 – 3rd Payment – $250.00
-June 10, 2022 – Final Payment – $60.00+Merit Badge Fees

We will be planning fundraising activities over the next several months. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please reach out to Troop leadership.