ISLAMORADA, Fla.––Scouting coordinators, scouting ministry specialist, pastors, youth ministers, and scoutmasters are invited to attend a Feb. 15-18 training experience at the BSA Florida Sea Base on the Florida Keys. In addition to warm weather in the middle of winter, participants will receive information about ways to transform a local scouting program into a ministry. Other topics include Bishop’s Dinners, adult and youth recognition awards, scouting ministry specialist, Venturing, Adult, P.R.A.Y. Awards (formerly the God and Country Series), and more . Sessions begin Friday, Feb. 15, at 5 p.m. and conclude on Monday, Presidents’ Day, Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. A maximum of 20 participants will be accepted; first come first served. Course directors: Larry W. Coppock, CFRE, national director, scouting ministries, General Commission on United Methodist Men; Phil Howard, vice-chair, Scouting Ministry Committee; and the Rev. Greg Godwin, vice-chair, Scouting Ministry Committee. Cost: $350.00 - covers lodging (three nights, Friday-Sunday, eight meals, snacks, materials and training. Spouse meals and lodging fee is $150.00 extra. Transportation to and from Sea Base is the responsibility of each participant. Nearest airports are Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. Make check payable to GCUMM and mail to GCUMM c/o Sea Base SM Training, P.O. Box 440515, Nashville, Tennessee 37244 by December 15, 2012.