Department of Florida

From the Chairman

Chuck Weber, Scouting Chair

This month we’re sending out bits and pieces on a variety of Scouting subjects.

Eagle Scout of the Year – The deadline for submission to Department is March first. The requirements are a little different this year. If you forgot and have a very worthy Eagle Scout for consideration, contact me quickly.

American Legion Scouter Square Knot Award – National HQ updated the requirements to reflect the changes in Scouting since the last update. This should not make the award any harder or easier to earn. Department has provided Guidelines for submission for this award. All the information is at the Department website under Scouting.

Guide for Post Scouting Chairs –An updated and abbreviated Guide was mailed to each Post and is also available at the Department website under Scouting Resources. This is primarily focused at the new Scouting Chair.

New Guidance – Both the BSA and TAL national offices collaborated on several topics and issued new guidance on several matters relevant in Legion Scouting. These are available at the Department website under Scouting Resources.

Are you running the best possible Scouting program imaginable on the face of the earth? If so, it is time to brag about yourself. Put it on paper and send it in for consideration for the Department’s annual award for the Outstanding Post Scouting Program. The awards will be made at June’s convention. Please get your submissions in soon.

Questions? – Problems? – Lessons learned? If you have any of these, please Contact the Department Scouting Chair for help or to share the wealth.

And finally – Opportunity. All good things must come to an end, so they say. I will be leaving the Department Scouting Chair positon at the end of this Legion year. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me for info about the position.

As always, thank you for all that you do.

Yours in service,

Chuck Weber