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Since 1991, the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council has hosted the Brooksville Raid (1864) Reenactment at their 1,300-acre Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Now Council has decided not to renew the agreement with event co-sponsors, the Hernando Historical Museum Association and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club. The next reenactment in January would have been the 40th anniversary of the event. “There were several issues that were discussed and contributed to the decision,” said Jim Rees, chief executive officer for the council. “Ultimately, the committee determined it was not in the best interest of the scout council to continue.” He provided no other specifics. On their Facebook page, Brooksville Raid organizers cited the pandemic and declining profitability as factors. Organizers and those who commented on the post also mentioned declining interest among young people in joining the reenactment community and the recent racial unrest across the country. Will other Scout councils and units withdraw from reenactment events? Photos and more at source: https://www.tampabay.com/news/hernando/2020/07/20/living-history-or-playing-war-brooksville-raid-reenactment-ends-after-40-years/