Ft. Cooper Campout and Cycling
Bike Drop Time/Place (REQUIRED): Thursday 5/10, 7pm – 8pm
Depart: Friday, May 11th, Hyde Park United Methodist Youth Center parking lot
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.
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)
What: O’Leno Camping Trip
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.
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;
Questions? Your event coordinator is Mr. Chris Davis and can be reached at email@example.com , 813-451-4160.
Troop 22 will once again attend summer camp this year at Camp Robert Woodruff Scout Reservation near Blairsville, Georgia. Camp Woodruff is a 1,575-acre scout camp near the Chattahoochee National Forest in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, and near the borders of Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee. The camp offers excellent facilities, wooded campsite areas, great hiking trails and challenging water activities.
We have a confirmed reservation for Week 8 of summer camp: July 21 – 28, 2012. This is the last week of camp. We like going then because it is less crowded (about half capacity) with better site selections.
Mountain Man is a two-hour program held every morning all week. Scouts are instructed in the following skill areas: woods tools, meal preparation and cooking, pioneering, knots, orienteering, nature, first aid, and outdoor citizenship. In addition, scouts should participate in a five- mile hike, on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening. All Mountain Main participants will receive a “Mountain Man” t-shirt and a special patch to commemorate their week at camp. This t-shirt and patch are given out to those Scouts completing the program at graduation on Friday.
Participants in the Mountain Man Program should bring following items for program purposes:
Thursday afternoon scouts can choose from one of three adventure outings; Nantahala Whitewater Rafting, horseback riding, or Ocoee Whitewater rafting. The Ocoee River trip is a more advanced whitewater experience consisting of category III-IV rapids. Camp Woodruff guidelines require that only youth 13 and older with two previous trips on the Nantahala or a similar river participate on the Ocoee due to the more physically and mentally strenuous demands of the trip.
If you would like to attend 2012 Summer Camp,
Transportation costs will be in addition to the costs listed above.