Ft. Cooper Campout and Cycling
Organizer: ASM John Del Missier – 813-335-4304 email
Hudgins – (813) 714-2018 email
Bike Drop Time/Place (REQUIRED): Thursday 5/10, 7pm – 8pm
Hudgins residence, 80 Adalia Ave., Davis Islands, (813) 714-2018 ***Multi-gear bikes only – No exceptions***
Depart: Friday, May 11th, Hyde Park United Methodist Youth Center parking lot
Roll call at 5:45pm, Departure 6:15 PM.
Return Time/Place: Saturday, May 12th at approx. 7:30 p.m. to the HPUMC Youth Center parking **Scouts should contact parents as we approach.
Attire: All Scouts to travel in Class B uniforms. Class A’s will be worn for flag ceremonies on Saturday.
Gear to bring: check scout resources webpage, Scout Handbook, Good Scouting Spirit!, helmet, portable water container (Camelback or other), sunscreen, riding gloves (optional), and energy snacks consumed during the ride.
Permission Slip: Download here. Fill it out and give to Mr. Del Missier, Hudgins or leave at front info desk at troop meeting.
Cost: $10.00 payment made via paypal below.
Addition Costs for Meals not planned within Patrols: Drivers may stop at a Drive thru for Friday dinner (optional-bring a sack “dinner”) and Saturday dinner (not optional) as we return to Tampa. Consider appropriate funds for 2 dinners ($10.00-$12.00) check with your driver Friday night prior to departure.
Freshman Patrols should
have prepared for and will cook meals for Saturday breakfast and lunch.
Directions Click here to get directions to turn off. from there, turn right on Fort Cooper Rd. and go about 200 yards. You will see a galvanized gate on the right and the Invasive Plant Management building (a double-wide). The gate will be closed but not locked. Once you enter, be sure and close the gate behind you and follow the signs to the camping area about 100 yards up on left (sandy road no pavement).
Water is available on site. Showering via “outdoor spigot”.
For those not riding, there will be skills instruction including how to properly filter water and possible Merit Badge Instruction ( Backpacking, Camping, skills instruction)
Cast Iron Cooking opportunities