Five Rivers District


The Five Rivers District encompasses the entirety of Alachua, Marion, Columbia, Baker, Union, Hamilton, Suwannee, LaFayette, Dixie, Gilchrist & Levy counties.

Roundtable leader discussions will be held monthly at 7:00pm. You are encouraged to attend whichever location is best/most convenient for you.

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  • First Thursday of the month

First Presbyterian Church

697 SW Baya Dr.

Lake City, FL 32025

  • First Thursday of the month

Grace United Methodist Church

9325 W Newberry Road

Gainesville FL 32606
Park on west side of campus and enter the building through the glass doors at the covered drop off.
Meeting is in the chapel. Breakout rooms in same building.

First Presbyterian Church

511 SE 3rd St.

Ocala, FL 34471

Should you have a question or seek guidance, please reach out to these points of contact, who serve as the local “knowledge experts,” before reaching out to your NFC professional.






District Commissioner

Gives leadership to the Commissioner team, who serve as mentors
of unit-level leaders by providing guidance and support and act as
the conduit to additional resources provided by the Program

Bill Holland


Program Chair

Gives leadership to the Advancement, Training & Outdoor Experience
subcommittees to provide the needed resources to unit leaders to
facilitate a strong unit-level Scouting experience for each family.

Tobin McKnight


Advancement Chair

Ensures that all Scouting Units are using and implementing the
prescribed age appropriate advancement program for the Scouting
participants within the Units as evidenced by youth members
advancing in Scouting Rank.

Barbara Kwatkosky


Training Chair

Ensures that all unit leaders within the various Scouting Units of the
district are trained for their position.

Robert Swain


Membership Chair

Works with unit leaders to ensure focus on year-round recruitment of
new families into the program. Helps to coordinate fall sign up nights
and parent orientation meetings and connects any new interested families
to local Scouting units within the District. 

Jackson Koontz


Family FOS Chair

Training and manages a team of Friends of Scouting presenters to assist
in scheduling presentations, conducting unit Friends of Scouting
presentations, and following up on unconfirmed gifts.

Rick Barton


Product Sale/Camp Card Chair

Leads district wide communication on FPS or CC updates. Assist in
confirming unit participation in the sales, unit questions during the sale,
redistribution of product, and collection of payment at the end of the sale.
Manages volunteers in identifying and confirming new camp card vendors.

Steve Hickman


Outdoor Experience Chair

Ensures that all Scouting Units within the District participate in a robust
outdoor program at the Unit level and insure that Scouting Units
participate in Council level programs such as Merit Badge Fairs, Cub Family
Campouts, Summer Adventure Pass Program, Cub Scout Day Camps and
Summer Camp for Scouts BSA Units.

Teresa Lanning



District Director

A professional Scouter who gives leadership to all volunteers serving in
the Five Rivers District. (Marion county)

Truman Magley


Field Director

A professional Scouter who gives leadership to all volunteers serving in
the Five Rivers District. (Alachua, Columbia, Baker & Union counties)

Joseph Orr