March Newsletter

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  • March 18th-20th – Panther Key
  • March 31st-April 2nd, 2023- Pioneer Rendezvous

Registration Deadlines

March 13th, 2023 – Pioneer Rendezvous

We need adult leadership to help with setup for Pioneer Rendezvous. Our pioneer tents require more team effort than we can expect from the Scouts.

The Boston Red Sox announce special Scout ticket pricing for a Spring Training game on March 18th!Tickets $31 – $35 each
Watch an American League – East rivalry as the Red Sox battle the Baltimore Orioles at our inaugural Scout Spring Training Game for the Southwest Florida Council. This special Scout game is open to Scouts, leaders, family and friends!

Saturday, March 18th
Game time: 1:05 pm

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

JetBlue Park
11500 Fenway South Drive, Fort Myers, FL 33913

Tickets $31-$35

Bonus for our Scouts:

Pre-game PA Announcement
In-game video shot of Boy Scouts
Pre-game parade along warning track
Opportunity for group to say ‘Play Ball’

Deadline to purchase your tickets is March 10th.

The Southwest Florida Council offers Virtual Merit Badge Camp during Spring Break

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.


The Southwest Florida Council will be offering a week-long session of online merit badge camp beginning Monday, March 13th 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 ( 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 Sessions
Spring Break Week – March 13-19, 2023: (Registration Closes 3/9/23 at 5 pm)
Monday, March 13 – Thursday, March 16
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Communications -OR- Citizenship in the Nation (Mon – Thurs)
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Citizenship in Society -OR- Health Care Professions (Mon – Thurs)
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Emergency Preparedness -OR- Law (Mon – Thurs)

Saturday, March 18 – Sunday, March 19
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Music -OR- Disabilities Awareness (SAT & SUN)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Aviation -OR- Inventing (SAT & SUN)


  • February 4th, 2023 – Fishing tournament and canoe trip turned into a muddy mess and high winds derailed the return trip up river. But Nick still managed to wipe the floor with his prize winning catch!
  • February 6th, 2023 – Court of Honor saw wo many achievements to congratulate our scouts and leaders for! It was also Nick and Xavier’s first time leading a ceremony, way to go scouts!
  • February 12th, 2023 – Thank you to all the scouts and leaders that helped out at service at the church for Scout Sunday!
  • Feb 18th-20th, 2023 – What a busy weekend! Caloosahatchee Mountain Biking Campout was a blast with only one casualty, sorry Sarah about your bike. We had 3 NYLT graduates. And lastly, but not least, Prrataap sang at the India Fest in Naples!
  • Feb 23rd, 2023 – Ando got rescued and taken away in an ambulance at the RSW Mass Casualty Exercise.
  • Feb 25th, 2023 – Lorenzo helped out at the annual Bonita cleanup for some conservation service hours.

First Class Rank
Lorenzo, Lukas, Michael

Star Rank
Cole, Dean

Life Rank
Wyatt, Nick, Jack

Eagle Rank

It is always a great honor for a leader within our Troop to be awarded their Wood Badge beads. Congratulations Velora!

Wood Badge is a great opportunity for adult leaders to better understand the patrol method and why we use it. It provides many useful leadership tools to help enable our youth to have the best possible Scouting experience. But it is so much more:

  • Better Listening
  • Managing conflict
  • Leading change
  • Stages of team development
  • Coaching & Mentoring
  • Leadership for different stages
  • Servant leadership
  • Project planning

Every year, Scouts across the US participate in a leadership course called National Youth Leadership Training or NYLT.

NYLT integrates the best of modern leadership theory with the traditional strengths of the Scouting experience. Participants are engaged in a unified approach to leadership that gives them the skills and confidence to lead well and is often compared with Wood Badge training for adults.

Congratulations Jack, Ando and Andon for completing this rigorous 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!

  • April 15th, 2023 – Dodge Ball Tournament
  • May 19th-21st, 2023 – Lock-in/Games
  • July 9th-15th, 2023 – Summer Camp Daniel Boone


July 9th-15th

The Scouts have chosen Camp Daniel Boone in North Carolina for Summer Camp 2023.

Camp Flyer
Program Guide


If you registered to attend Summer Camp, you can start planning your merit badge schedule. Choices are due April 3rd, 2023.

Start planning your summer. Plenty of virtual merit badge courses available: