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Wekiwa Springs Campout

posted Nov 16, 2018, 5:42 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 29, 2018, 1:48 PM ]

November 30th - December 2nd, 2018

We will be camping in the beautiful group campground at Wekiwa Springs State Park.

We will be enjoying not only shared Patrol Meals, but also our famous traditional Troop Chicken Sandwiches along side of the Springs.   Additionally we will do some recreational and explorational canoeing in the Wekiva River (Yes, it's a different name).   This river leads to Rock Springs.

Note: The secret phrase is "chicken sandwiches".  Parents are asked to not point or direct your son to the secret phrase, nor tell them.





TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 6 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET - (Note: Ignore old campout date on sheet).  Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/pack for the trip.   
  2. PERMISSION FORM  - (Note: Ignore old campout date on sheet).  Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on Monday, November 19th Troop Meeting Deadline
  3. AGENDA! - Every scout is required to bring an agenda.  Your SPL will send it out soon, and when he does, it will be posted here as well.
  4. Print out the Scout Personal Packing List or even better, click HERE to edit/save your own version in Ms Word so you can add your own stuff (best move).
  5. Fill out THIS WAIVER and bring it.   It's permission for canoe launching at Camp Joy
  6. PATROL MENUS (Patrol Leaders & Chief Cooks Only)
GOOD INFORMATION:


Scoutpost Extravaganza Campout

posted Oct 26, 2018, 12:53 PM by Dan Walton

November 3rd - 4th, 2018

Since our reservations fell through with Wekiwa, we decided to make the best of it and have a Scoutpost Extravaganza Campout!







Activities Include (but are not limited to):
  • Giant Water Ballon Slingshot Battle
  • Huge Tower Building
  • Night Group Field Games
  • Indoor Board & Card Games with Snacks & Music
  • Short & Fun Canoe Exploration run at Ballard Park
  • Sleeping overnight in the Scoutpost w/ A/C
  • Famous Troop Chicken for lunch, Jambalaya for Dinner, Cobbler for Desert, and Triple Trifecta Breakfast Saturday AM
Already Paid for Wekiwa?  - You don't need to do anything but read the Information Sheet and Agenda and plan accordingly.  We will apply the $15 overage to your next campout automatically.

TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 5 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET - Print it, READ IT.  Use it to prepare/pack for the trip.   
  2. PERMISSION FORM  - If you already submitted a Permission form for Wekiwa, you do not have to submit another.  Print it, have your parents sign it, and drop it off the PLC meeting with payment on Monday, October 29th  from 6:30-8pm.
  3. AGENDA!- Every scout is required to bring an agenda.  Your SPL will send it out soon, and when he does, it will be posted here as well.
  4. Print out the Scout Personal Packing List or even better, click HERE to edit/save your own version in Ms Word so you can add your own stuff (best move).
  5. PATROL MENUS - All meals are Troop meals, so Patrol Menus will be used on next Campout


Ginny Springs

posted Sep 25, 2018, 7:27 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Sep 25, 2018, 7:30 PM ]

October 5th - 7th, 2018

We will be having a great campout with tubing, snorkeling, swimming, and hanging out at many Springs at Ginnie Springs, as well as playing field games, cooking, camping, advancements, hiking as a Troop.









TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 5 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/pack for the trip.   
  2. PERMISSION FORM  - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on May 4th Deadline
  3. AGENDA! - Every scout is required to bring an agenda.  Your SPL will send it out soon, and when he does, it will be posted here as well.
  4. Print out the Scout Personal Packing List or even better, click HERE to edit/save your own version in Ms Word so you can add your own stuff (best move).
  5. Explore everything on this web page http://ginniespringsoutdoors.com/
PATROL MENUS (Patrol Leaders & Chief Cooks Only)

MAP


Camp LaNoChe

posted Jun 20, 2018, 7:38 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 20, 2018, 7:55 PM ]

June 24th - 30th, 2018

Camp La-No-Che is Troop 337's in-state Summer Camp Choice for 2018!   This is a well established camp which is the official camp of the Central Florida Council.   Most of the information about LaNoChe, was given out at the Information Meeting.  For your convenience, we have posted resource information below.    










Scouts, please do the following in preparation for Summer Camp:  (use right-click and save-as on links to print in PDF)
  • Print the LaNoChe Summer Camp Information Sheet, read it, and put it in your Troop Binder.  Click to view, and then hover near the bottom to save/print OR to download go to the bottom of this page and click the down arrow beside the sheet.
  • Print the LaNoChe Summer Camp Permission Form, have your parents fill it out, and turn it into the Troop meeting on June 18th
  • Print the Packing List (2 pages), be sure your parents see their information on page 2.  Click to view, and then hover near the bottom to save/print OR to download go to the bottom of this page and click the down arrow beside the sheet.
  • Camp Map - Print and bring a few copies
  • Program Guide - Read it over
  • Class Information - Scout Summary, Class Summary, Class Schedule
  • Read everything and explore all of the links on this page.
  • Do your Merit Badge prerequisites!  They can be found under the "Preparation Prior to Camp" column for each merit badge in the Leader's Guide (link below).  Note: Some badges, you may not finish until you get home, which is fine, but if they say there's something you need to do before starting class, that's a "prerequisite", and you need to do it.
Note: To save as a PDF for printing, right click over link and choose "Save As".    If you just click, your browser may bring these up on a web page instead of as a PDF.  If it does, hover your mouse near the bottom and use the print icon to print it, otherwise your browser will cut things off.

What to Pack Stuff In?
When you arrive for departure, you should be packed as follows:


1) Two Tubs (or one foot locker)  filled with everything on the Packing List above with the exception of the following item

2)  Folding Camp Chair & Optional Folding Table (1 table/tent)

3)  Bedding in a Duffel Bag or thick trash bag (if you have room to spare in your tubs, use it).  This would include sleeping bag, pillow, sheets, etc., mosquito netting (required in state), etc.

4)  Car Bag – This will be brought with you in the car and should contain the following items: Bagged lunch (for Sunday afternoon), envelope with money for snack/lunch at a convenience store on the way home (if desired), and travel entertainment (books, electronics, games).   Electronics will be left in the car at camp.  Note: You may wish to use the “Day Pack” from the other packing list to hold this, but then you’d need to re-pack it once at camp.

    Two Tubs .vs. One Foot Locker
    Items listed in #1 above, must be carried in either two tubs or one foot locker.   Duffel bags lead to dis-organization on a long summer camp, and back packs have no place to hang.  Suit cases aren't well suited for being in an outside tent and typically do not hold as much as the tubs or foot locker.    Anything  you use must be under 18" (cot height with no sagging).   Here are the differences between the foot locker .vs. the two tubs options:
    • Two Tubs - 116 Quarts (58 each) - around $12 for both at WalMart - SEE HERE (they sell individually at store)
      • Easier to organize in 2 containers
      • Lids come off without pulling out from under cot
      • Allows tent mates to access tubs simultaneously
    • One Foot Locker - 98 Quarts - around $20 at WalMart - SEE HERE (they sell individually at store)
      • More robust (for future use)
      • Lockable (although we ask that they not be locked if possible)
      • Harder to organize and access under cot and with tent mates

    Camp Information

    Peace River Fossil Dig Expedition

    posted May 18, 2018, 11:42 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated May 21, 2018, 7:21 PM ]

    June 1st-3rd, 2018

    Canoeing, Swimming, Camping, and DIGGING FOR FOSSILS!   This is Troop 337's third trip to Peace River.  We're staying at the historic Payne's Creek State Park.

    The troop has sifters to share, but there's special equipment you may want, and plans to make, so, be sure to do your job to read and explore all information about this campout, read your info sheet, etc.




    TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 6 STEPS:
    1. INFORMATION SHEET - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/pack for the trip.   
    2. PERMISSION FORM  - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on May 4th Deadline
    3. Print this CANOE TRAIL MAP (two pages) study it, put it in a plastic baggie or dry bag or laminate it, and bring it canoeing! 
      • Our campsite is at Access Point #6, Paynes Creek State Park.   This is where we start
      • We will head South and stop for lunch at Access Point #7 - Lower CR 664-A Bridge
      • We will end at Access Point #9 - CR 652 Bridge - That's about 8 miles
      • We MAY have a continuance trek for 3 more miles to Access Point #10 - Pioneer Park
    4. AGENDA! - Every scout is required to bring an agenda.  Your SPL will send it out soon, and when he does, it will be posted here as well.
    5. Print out the Scout Personal Packing List or even better, click HERE to edit/save your own version in Ms Word so you can add your own stuff (best move).
    6. Explore everything on this web page (Campground information above, and other information, videos, and links below).  A Scout Is Prepared!  The secret word is not here, but can be found in the information (no parent help at all please)
    PATROL MENUS (Patrol Leaders & Chief Cooks Only)

    LINKS TO EXPLORE

    INTERACTIVE CANOE MAP

    Below is an interactive map showing our Payne's Creek Campsite, and a canoe trek that is about 8 miles South.  There is an optional continuance trek of 3 miles that we may take as well.  To see a large map CLICK HERE



    INTERACTIVE CANOE MAP

    Below is an interactive map showing our Payne's Creek Campsite, and a canoe trek that is about 8 miles South.  There is an optional continuance trek of 3 miles that we may take as well.  To see a large map CLICK HERE



    DRIVING MAP - For Full Size CLICK HERE



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