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Troop Shirts - Last Order Before Summer!

Posted on May 2 2022 - 6:32pm

It's time to place another order!  Anyone wishing to get shirts or other items ordered needs to submit their order form NO LATER THAN MONDAY 23 MAY at the troop meeting.  We will be submitting the order on Tuesday.

Upcoming Campout Opportunities

Posted on Mar 24 2022 - 2:51am

We have three campout opportunities over the next two months, providing a range of opportunities for camping before summer.

KARS Campout:  We will be camping at a special recreation area at the space coast known as KARS, in a large group site.  On Saturday we will visit the space center.  There will be opportunities for Scouts to work on cooking and skill requirements in addition to the space center visit.

Magnolia Park Campout:  The Troop will be joining two activities for the Magnolia Park campout.  Some Scouts will be camping at the group campsite with the Troop.  Activities may include a hike, field games, skill requirements, and opportunities to work on cooking requirements.  Other Scouts will be participating in a high adventure weekend, backpacking 20 miles with all their gear and food while camping overnight at the group campsite with the rest of the Troop.  Be sure to use the correct signup so we can plan accordingly!

Centennial Camporee:  This is a special Central Florida Council event at Camp Lanoche celebrating 100 years of Scouting in Central Florida.  There will be thousands of Scouts and Scouters in attendance for a wide variety of special activities.  Given the unique nature of this event, there will not be time for cooking or skill requirements; we will be spending all of our time at the special events.

Bike Ride also Postponed - Virtual Campout instead!

Posted on Jan 27 2022 - 8:57pm

After consulting with the Scouts planning the activities, the Canoe trip and substitute Bike ride have been postponed.  The canoe trip was postponed at Monday’s meeting due to the expected cold weather and the bike trip has been postponed for the same reason.  While weather is part of the adventure, there does come a point where weather can just make a trip miserable and the forecast kind of hits the mark for water and biking activities.  The SPL and PLC will look for another opportunity for those activities on the calendar.

Cross Seminole Bike Ride

Posted on Jan 27 2022 - 10:47am

Due to weather concerns, the canoe trip has been changed to a daytime biking event. We will meet Saturday morning at 9am at the Black Hammock trailhead, which is just past the 417 entrance on SR 424. The route map link is below. We will be biking about nine miles each way. If you are signed up by 2pm on Thursday, you will be included in breakfast, lunch and a snack, thanks to cooking requirements (and Zein). If you are not but would still like to go, just bring some snacks for yourself. We'll be back in time for a late lunch. Participants will need a bike helmet and water. All scouts and all bikes are welcome!

Philmont 2022 Payment #3 Now Due

Posted on Jan 3 2022 - 4:03pm

Our next installment payment for Philmont 2022 is now due!

Attendees please make sure that you submit your $575 Payment #3 by February 14, 2022.  A link has been added in the Online Payments section if you wish to pay by Paypal.

You can review additional details on the signup page here.

Potential 2022 Summit High Adventure

Posted on Sep 23 2021 - 4:24am

Some of our scouts have expressed an interest in attending Summit High Adventure in June 2022.  The proposed trek would be the New River Experience, a 6-day 50-mile whitewater rafting adventure. The cost would be approximately $1200 - $1500 per person.  Approximate dates would be June 9-18, 2022. You can read more about this high adventure trek here

If you are interested please sign up here.  This is not a commitment, only a show of interest.  Once we determine if we have enough people we will schedule a meeting to discuss next steps.

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