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After Hours Event Sept. 27

Scouts and Scouters will have four extra hours to buy uniforms, awards, and gear during the Scout Shop’s After Hours Event on Sept. 27. The Shop will extend closing time until 6 p.m. to allow busy families to pick up the supplies they need. More information is in the Event Flyer.

Countdown to Fun!

New items are arriving the Tampa Bay Scout Shop almost every day. New arrivals include Chili’s sunglasses, T-shirts, books and cool baseball style caps, including caps for your favorite Eagle Scout. And all the new merchandise can mean only one thing—a sale! T-shirts are attractively priced from $7.99—$9.99. Stop by and check out all the bargains!

Ready, Set, Save!

The Scout Shop has a great deal for Scouts needing a new uniform. Did your favorite Scout hit a growth spurt over the summer? Are his uniform pants looking more like shorts?!  Purchase a  complete uniform and receive a coupon for $10 off your next purchase. See a member of our friendly staff for all the details.

Part-Time Help Needed

The Scout Shop is in need of several part-time employees. Come join our team and help provide a great shopping experience for our fellow Scouters. The Shop offers training, a flexible schedule, and discounts on your personal purchases at the store. Apply in person or call (813) 935-3030 for more information.

Take Our Virtual Tour!

Has it been a while since you visited the Tampa Bay Scout Shop? Take a look at the slide show below and see all the displays of great gear, uniforms, supplies and gifts! Better still, stop by and check it out for real!

New Scout Uniform Tool

The National Council’s Supply Group and and Program Impact team have created an interactive website to help parents and Scouts know what should be on a Scout or Scouter’s uniform. This tool is available here.

Online Shopping is Always Available!

Our national website,, is always available for you to browse and shop — 24 hours a day!

** While supplies last. See our friendly sales associates for details.

BSA National Supply Line

Literature Updates

The Insignia Guide is still in developing and planning with the vendor; at this time there is no new information as to when they will release this to BSA for production and shipping. Many of the leadership materials are being revised and currently unavailable at this time. Please feel free to contact your local store for specifics. We will keep you posted as we learn more information on these much anticipated and much needed materials. Thank you for your continued patience and stay tuned for updated information.


Visit the new and improved uniform website.


Please ensure that all leaders, youth and parents are aware of the BSA restrictions on awards. The following require advancement form or written proof to purchase or replace (printout from Council or award card is acceptable):

Requires one (1) signature on advancement form by the registered Unit Leader:

Cub Scout ranks

  • Webelos Activity Badges (pins)
  • Scout ranks
  • Merit Badges

Requires three (3) Board of Review signatures on advancement form:

Boy Scout Ranks – Tenderfoot to Life rank

Requires card or certificate to purchase:

  • Eagle medal/ranks/knots
  • Eagle Palms must be approved by Council prior to purchase
  • Unit Leader Award of Merit — Cubmaster or Scoutmaster

Leave No Trace (LNT) Trainer has been moved to a restricted status and can be purchased with proof after the completion of the 16-hour LNT Trainer Course.


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Scout Shop Information
Located in the Gulf Ridge Council Service Center

13228 N. Central Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612-3462
Phone: (813) 935-3030
Fax: (813) 935-7272

Please note: The numbers listed are for the Tampa Bay Scout Shop ONLY! Do not fax advancement reports, tour plans, etc. or call about camporee details. Calls requiring information for these items need to go to the Gulf Ridge Council office.

Scout Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. — 6 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Sunday: Closed

We accept most major credit cards, debit cards with the VISA or MasterCard logo, checks, with proper identification, and cash.

Checks should be made payable to the Tampa Bay Scout Shop and a valid driver’s license is required for all credit, debit and check purchases. All checks must name, current address, phone number, date of birth, and current Driver's License number.

Refunds: A valid receipt and original packaging is required for full refund, same as paid. All sale items are final and only even exchanges are allowed.

Tax-Exempt Certificates: Please make sure a copy of your current Tax-Exempt Certificate is on file at the Scout Shop. To meet Florida requirements for tax-exempt purchases, payments must be made with your unit account, unit credit card or unit check.