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From the Chairman

Chris Ragusa

Chris Ragusa, Scouting Chair

April 2022

Outstanding Post Scouting Program Award Nominations
Up to three of these awards will be bestowed upon Department of Florida posts with the most involvement in the Scouting program. Involvement can consist of both chartering BSA units, sponsoring the activities of BSA units, or both.

The nomination forms are due by May 11, 2022, and the form can be found on the Resource tab on the Scouting page – Besides the form, a narrative containing the details, any newspaper clippings, and photographs that profile the Scouting activities that your post has supported should be included. Send me an email at if you would like examples of the narrative used by posts that have been documented in the past. The three posts will receive a Department of Florida plaque that acknowledges this achievement for display at the post.

Department of Florida 2022 Eagle Scout of the Year
Applicant nomination packets, also located in the Resource tab, were due at the Department of Florida headquarters by March 1, 2022. A selection committee of three of our District Scouting Chairs is reviewing the packets and will use a rating scale to determine the worthiest. The winning Eagle Scout will receive a $2,500 scholarship, with the runner up receiving a $1,500 scholarship, third place a $1,000 scholarship, and fourth place a $500 scholarship. The winning Eagle Scout’s packet will be forwarded to American Legion National Headquarters for consideration at the National level for an additional $10,000 scholarship. The Department of Florida winner will be recognized at the Department Convention on Saturday, June 18, 2022, in Orlando.

Chris Ragusa