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Ft. Cooper Campout 2012

Ft. Cooper Campout and Cycling

Organizer: ASM John Del Missier – 813-335-4304 email
Co-organizer: Drew 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

Spring Court of Honor Multimedia Presentation

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jgadsby - March 28, 2012 - 9:51 am

Great pictures and video! This is a great representation of the hard work and fun we have as members of Troop 22! I am very proud of each of our guys. Keep up the good work. – Mr. Gadsby

O’Leno Camping Trip 2012

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
Driving Directions

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.

Although a generic camping list can be found under scout resources, you may download a more specific gear list here.
A timeline of activities can be downloaded here.

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 , 813-451-4160.


Summer Camp Woodruff 2012 – information


Current Individual Scout Schedules for Woodruff (4/7/12)

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.
Numerous merit badge classes are offered in Aquatics, Field Sports, Handicrafts, Nature, Outdoor Skills, Shooting Sports and many others. New Scouts will participate in the Mountain Man course, which will help to prepare them for many of the requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks. In addition, scouts can choose from whitewater rafting or horseback riding, already included in the total price!

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.
All first year scouts (those just transitioned from webelos cub scouting) will be required to take the Mountain Man Program then Swimming MB.  The remainder of the day, scouts can work on other merit badges that may interest them or enjoy free time.

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:
Scout Handbook Notebook with plenty of paper, water bottle
Compass (if you have one) Pen and pencil, Pocketknife (subject to Leader approval), Water Bottle, Day Pack Personal Items – such as first aid kit, insect repellant,

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.


Equipment List – Individual

If you would like to attend 2012 Summer Camp,
#1 Download and complete the Summer Camp Registration Form by clicking here,
bring that to Mr Ginex at next troop meeting
#2 Pay your camp fees at the paypal links below
#3 Download the Camp Schedule of Merit Badge Classes by clicking here
#4 Click here to Fill out your selections for camp merit badges
#5 Click here to download Medical form Part C, have your Doctor fill it out and return to Mrs. Brice

Camp Woodruff Payment #1 …$102.01……Due January 2, 2012

Camp Woodruff Payment #2….$102.02…..Due April 2, 2012

Camp Woodruff Payment #3…$102.03….Due June 4, 2011

Camp Woodruff – Bus and Food..$143.50….Due July 2, 2011

Transportation costs will be in addition to the costs listed above.
They will be calculated based on the total number of Troop 22 participants. This additional cost will be communicated as soon as we have reserved the transportation – it’s usually about $100 per attendee.
If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ginex at or (813) 382-9656.

Click here to see last summer’s photos
Adult Leader info and registration