You don't have to be a licensed ham to support our wB4SA Radio Scouting
Club. Our members and supporters come from all walks of life. We
welcome all who are interested in amateur radio, STEM, or support
scouting from across the world and USA.
Scouters, Scouts, Hams, Sponsors, Supporters, all one form.
Lic. Adults: If a local scouting unit in your area contacts us for assistance we may forward their request to you, but you are under no obligation to assist.
Online Supporter Form
(FREE! No Dues!)
We've been offered a monthly grant for 2021 but require 1000 supporters to show we make an impact.
(Let us know how we are doing)
Ham Referral Signup
(so scouts can contact you in your area if needed)
Amateur radio provides an exciting and engaging introduction to a wide
range of technologies with a STEM foundation. We provide the fun of
communicating with other Scouts, and the magic of long distance
communication, even in remote areas without cell service. We can help
Scouts and leaders with amateur radio education, Scout advancement, and
integrate amateur radio into scouting activities.
Paypal Members, |
(no fees, 100% to us)
Regular Credit Card
We are collecting donations to underwrite our program costs. All our events and services are provided free of charge to youth and scouts. We have no paid staff and dozens of volunteers and ham assistants. We would
like to offer a Free HT radio to newly licenced youth and a loaner Scout HamBox ('ammo-can' type) stations when the youth upgrade to general class.
We had 12,300 participants in 2019, all of them learned SOS in Morse code. Our council is one of the most active in the field with plans to expand and assist other areas.
A donation of $25 covers an HT for youth.
Our Scout HamBox is about $750 in materials and loaned to scouts.
Our mission statement:
Radio Scouting, Inc., (wB4sa) is
the amateur radio station and club of the Boy Scouts of America,
Central Florida Council. It shall be our purpose to further the
exchange of information and cooperation between the public and scouting,
to promote radio knowledge, youth activities, fraternalism, individual
operating efficiency, and to conduct programs and activities as to
advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio and Scouting
in the community.
2021 Summer Camp weekly Radio Merit Badge & FCC Tech License Class - via an ARRL Foundation Grant
Giving away Youth Scholarships & Grants
wB4SA: All scouts that get FCC licensed(HA/HV) will receive a BaoFeng UV-5R or BaoFeng UV-82.
College Scholarship $50/Tech $100/General for Spring 2020 Due to Covid19 we lost our 2021 sponsor.
MEMBERSHIP: We are seeking both adults and youth to assist with the club, program, and scouting.
Membership is open to ALL scouters and general public.
CLUB AREA: This club currently spans all of central Florida including 9
counties with 26,000 scouts and may expand further as this radio program
grows. We welcome supporters from around the world.
WALKINS: By appointment only as this is a BSA Camp with restricted
access. See our site for events and contact info.
Reciprocal Membership: Many ham & ARRL clubs offer our newly licensed
scouts free Junior Memberships for their local clubs. (Non-voting
members under 18, no dues.) The scouts we test come from much of the
south east including: TN, GA, NC, SC through to Keywest. Our goal is to
encourage them to join their local clubs when they return and bring
youth back in to the hobby.
Our partner clubs are Orlando Amateur Radio Club (ORAC) and Lake Amateur
Radio Association (LARA). Adults with no interest in scouting or youth
are directed to these local clubs.
Online Membership Form