Come and enjoy the serene beauty of the Flying Eagle Preserve — McGregor Smith Boy Scout Reservation in Citrus County.
Learn Scout skills that are essential to your advancement. This is a unique opportunity to camp at this site.
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.
(Please note that this is a venue CHANGE from what was previously planned for this camp-out.
Due to logistical concerns, the decision was made to change the location of this camp-out.)
Included in this weekend’s opportunities is the ability to obtain your NATURE merit badge
The Nature Merit Badge ncompasses all that nature has to offer from reptile, mammal, and bird study to plants, soil and rock identification.
Complete the worksheet (download here) and get the book, not necessarily by this weekend, but certainly before completing course.
This badge will require several steps to complete and we will also be working on it at the Dec. camp out.
Those that cannot complete it with the group, we can help you through it individually.
Counselor: Mr. Davis
12650 East Boy Scout Road
Inverness, FL 34450
Meet at Hyde Park United Methodist parking lot, Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 am; departure at 8am.
Breakfast should be eaten prior to departure.
All drivers should receive common map and plan to arrive destination at the same time.
Returning to parking HPUMC lot on Sunday November 13 between 12:00-1 p.m. 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:
Swim apparel, sunscreen, overnight camping gear including tent (if not provided by tent buddy),
Scout Handbook, Food and Cooking gear (as needed per your patrol’s meal plan),
Return Lunch money. See Troop website/scout resources for additional gear list suggestions.
If you wish to attend:
#1 – respond “yes” to your electronic invitation (you should have already received this)
If you have not, send Mr. Widoff an email with your RSVP
#2 – Download the permission slip by clicking here.
Fill it out completely and return to Mr. Levine at the next troop meeting, Nov. 7th
#3 – Pay
$ 7.50/person paid via paypal for camping fees and cracker barrel
For more information please contact this event’s coordinator:
Mike Levine 813-767-5761