Come and enjoy the serene beauty of the Flying Eagle Preserve — Mc Gregor Smith Boy Scout Reservation in Citrus County.
The timing of this event is not a coincidence. We have many webelos transitioning to our troop this time of year. The Family Campout is a great way to meet those new scouts and their families. It is also a great opportunity for those new scouts to learn new skills.
If you have not done so already, email Mr. Widoff with your head count.
Download Permission Slip Here
Fill out and bring to Mr. Giammarco at next troop meeting
- Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chip certification
(required for any scout who wishes to use a knife and start fire)
- Making Paracord Survival Bracelets
This property is adjacent to the Flying Eagle Preserve that together encompasses 16,334 acres of protected lands. The property is heavily wooded with native vegetation and is composed of approximately 41 percent uplands and 59 percent wetlands and streams. The eastern portion of the property is bordered by the Withlacoochee River for approximately three miles.
McGregor Smith Scout Reservation
12650 East Boy Scout Road
Inverness, FL 34450
Meet at Hyde Park United Methodist parking lot, Saturday, March 3rd at 7:30 am; departure at 8am.
Campsite H and I on the map. Approximately 50 people per site. Each site has its own restroom, electricity, and running water.
From the front gate, its 3 miles to the campsites. You can drive and park at the campsite.
Breakfast should be eaten prior to departure
and you should also bring lunch as it will not be provided.
Saturday evening dinner will be provided by the Troop at 6:00PM in the Pavilion Area.
Sunday morning breakfast will be served at 7:00AM also inb the Pavilion Area.
Returning to parking HPUMC lot on Sunday March 4th, between 12:00-1:00 PMm. Calls will be made as we approach, if needed.
Money should be provided for lunch on the way home.
All Scouts to travel in Class B uniforms. Class A will be worn at flag ceremonies and Sunday morning interfaith worship.
What to bring:
Sunscreen, overnight camping gear including tent (if not provided by tent buddy),
Scout Handbook, and Return Lunch money. See Troop website/scout
resources for additional gear list suggestions.
There are no fees for this campout!
For more information, please contact
Event Coordinator – John Giammarco – firstname.lastname@example.org – 813-789-1008