Welcome to Pack 246!

Celebrating over 40 years – Since 1973 – Located in Tampa, FL – Tocobaga District

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Local Tour & Go-See-It Resources

If you’re looking for help in booking a room at the library, or a tour of a fire station in Hillsborough County (two of the most common Cub Scout activities), then here’s what you’ll need to get those done.

Fire Station Tour

  1. The first thing you need to do if you want to take your Den on a tour of a Fire Station is to decide what date you can go.  Be aware that Fire Station tours need to be booked 30 days in advance.  Here’s the instructions for submitting tour request.  Read those over before going any further.
  2. Once you’ve got a date, you need to decide which fire station that you want to tour.  The two closest to Pack 246 is the Armdale station on Grade Ave, and the River Oaks station on Sheldon Road.  For a complete list of all Hillsborough County stations, please see the Hillsborough Fire Station Addresses document.
  3. With the date and location under your belt, go ahead and fill out the Fire Station Tour Request Form.  Complete all fields and follow the instructions for submitting it.
  4. At your next meeting, pass out a liability release form to everyone that will be attending.  That’s EVERYONE.  Parents, siblings, and Cub Scouts all need to complete a release form.  Basically, you can’t be on Hillsborough County property taking a tour if you don’t have one on file.  Here’s the liability release form for children and the liability release form for adults.
  5. Finally – do NOT forget to submit your tour permit!  You can do that online at the council web site here.  Read the instructions and then click on the link to the MyScouting site to complete the form.

Reserving a Library Meeting Room

  1. Like the Fire Station tour, the first step is to figure out what date and time you need.  The library doesn’t have any hard requirements for submission intervals, but the later you wait to reserve your room, the worse chance you have of it being available.  All library resources are first come, first serve.  If you’re very close to your meeting date, call the library before making any plans.  The library system’s central number is 813-273-3652.  Press 4 for reservations and then tell the agent that you need to book a meeting room with your library (the one on Paula Drive is “Town and Country Regional”).
  2. Once you have that, you need to get an idea of the size room you want.  Different libraries have different size conference and meeting rooms.  Here is the library meeting room chart that shows you all of the available rooms in all of the Hillsborough County libraries.  If you need it, here’s the county’s page that outlines the use of meeting rooms.
  3. With that info, proceed to fill out the library meeting room application form.
  4. Take your completed form up to the library and turn it in at the front desk with one of the librarians.
  5. If everything works out, you should have a meeting room!  If you need help gathering up resources for your meeting, be sure to mention that to the librarian as well.  They’re extremely helpful and can save you a ton of time.
  6. Again… don’t forget your tour permit!  See #5 above.

If you have any problems or issues, shoot an email to the Cubmaster or the Committee for help or advice.