What: O’Leno Camping Trip
When: Friday, April 20th to Sunday, April 22nd
Meet at HPUMC at 5:45pm on friday, leaving at 6:15pm
Where: O’Leno State Park
Address: 410 S.E. O’Leno Park Road
High Springs, Florida 32643
Located just a few miles north of Gainesville in High Springs, Florida, O’Leno State Park sits on the beautiful Santa Fe River and represents some of the best of Florida’s natural settings. Hardwood hammocks, pine forests, sink holes, river swamps and limestone trails, offer plenty to enhance our scouting experience.
- Our new scouts will get their chance to earn the Firem’n Chit and the Totin’ Chip, and will work on their initial cooking and “Scout” advancement rank achievements.
- Mr. Davis will hold a workshop and demonstration on “water collection and purification for survival needs” (a requirement for camping Merit Badge). He will also be teaching the “Pet Merit Badge” Information on preparation will be emailed to all scouts.
- Bring your rod/reel and fish the afternoon, then enjoy an early evening hike.
- Learn proper dutch oven cooking and cleaning.
All freshman scouts will be cooking in Patrols. At monday’s troop meeting, individual patrols will plan their meals, assign a grub master to gather all the food, and cook together. The patrols will be responsible for cooking Sat breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast. Friday evening there will be a small Cracker Barrel snack table set up for all. Bring a box dinner or approx $10 for a road dinner (drive through) on Friday and on the return on Sunday.
Although this is not a “family campout”, we would invite those interested in being involved to attend especially adults looking to become active leaders.
The Pet Merit Badges will be counseled on this camp-out by Mr. Davis. Download the Pet Merit Badge Worksheet here. Print it out and complete in full. Have your parents sign it. Bring it with you to turn in after discussion.
If you would like to attend;
#1 – send an email to the event coordinator (Mr. Davis) telling him
you’d like to attend the O’Leno campout by clicking here.
#2 – Download the permission slip here, fill it out and return to ASM Davis at the next troop event.
#3 – pay $15/scout or adult via paypal link below
Questions? Your event coordinator is Mr. Chris Davis and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org , 813-451-4160.