Events

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Grange Island Tube & Chill Island Campout

posted Sep 15, 2020, 7:07 PM by Dan Walton

September 26th -> 27th, 2020

We have a super-fun first campout of the year!   We'll launch canoes on Saturday morning at Fisherman's Landing Park in Grant and head out to whatever islands we find for exploration, on the way to our destination... Grange Island!   On grange, we'll have a nice Troop lunch, chill on the beach, tubing behind a boat (for those interested), fishing (if you want to bring gear), and basically chillin!

In the evening, we'll share some hobo dinners, play evening games, and have a late cracker barrel.   Sunday morning, we'll enjoy a burrito breakfast, and take our time heading back to Fisherman's landing.   What could be better?








TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT
  1. INFORMATION SHEET - Both Scouts & Parents are asked to carefully read this.
  2. ONLINE PARENT PERMISSION FORM (optionally pay) - This replaces the parent permission form, and is to be filled out by the parent and scout, prior to Monday, September 21st.   There is an option to pay in the form, or a check or cash can be turned in on Monday.
  3. Scouts - 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).
Overhead View of Grange Island with Descriptions

The Prime Camping Spot on the Island - First Come First Serve!


Interactive Driving Map to Fisherman's Landing

Peace River Fossil Dig Canoe Exploration

posted Mar 10, 2020, 7:47 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 3:48 PM ]

April 3rd-5th, 2020

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

The troop has sifters and a few shovels 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 8 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. You may also print this SATELLITE CANOE TRAIL MAP (three pages) - Not required but suggested
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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 (Only Patrol Leaders & Chief Cooks may make edits please)

New, Gator, Hawk MenuDuty Roster
 Shark     Menu Duty Roster

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

DRIVING MAP - For Full Size CLICK HERE

Lock-In Advancement & Games Campout

posted Feb 21, 2020, 3:24 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Feb 27, 2020, 7:59 PM ]

February 28th - March 1st, 2020

This is an first-time, unusual campout for us.   It's a lock-in (meaning we'll be sleeping in the Scoutpost).   There will be a focus on advancements (teaching and learning), as well as various games, movies, etc.

It'll be a lot of fun, as well as an opportunity to learn and teach all on one weekend!





TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 4 STEPS (yes, 4):
  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/packfor the trip.   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.
  2. PARENT PERMISSION FORM - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on DUE THIS MONDAY, February 24th
  3. AGENDA - All scouts must review, print, and bring to the campout.
  4. Secret Word: Lock (Parents may not show this to their scouts please)
INTERACTIVE PATROL MENUS and DUTY ROSTERS

Menus - The Menus MUST be filled out online and approved by Adult Leadership prior to shopping.   A copy of the menu must be brought on the campout and posted in a rain-proof protector (this will be judged)

Duty Rosters - Just like menus, duty rosters must be filled out online, printed, and brought on the campout in a sheet protector.

Note:  Everyone should look, but only the Chief Cook and Patrol Leader (or assigned person) should edit.

Ranch Camp Cook-Off Campout

posted Jan 19, 2020, 3:13 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jan 29, 2020, 4:14 PM ]

January 31st - February 2nd, 2020

We will be camping in the spacious wooded "Ranch Camp" at St. Sebastian Preserve (near where the Tree Frog Campsite is).   Saturday will be three meals of a Patrol Cook-Off Competition.  In the evening is a "Capture the Flag" game and evening campfire.

The Webelos from Pack 337 will be joining us for a few hours during the day, we'll play a game of kick-ball with them and show them around.


TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 3 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/packfor the trip.   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.
  2. PARENT PERMISSION FORM - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on DUE THIS MONDAY, January 20th
  3. CAMPOUT AGENDA - Print & Bring
  4. TRAIL MAP - Read this over.  Might want to print in case we hike!
INTERACTIVE PATROL MENUS and DUTY ROSTERS

Menus - The Menus MUST be filled out online and approved by Adult Leadership prior to shopping.   A copy of the menu must be brought on the campout and posted in a rain-proof protector (this will be judged)

Duty Rosters - Just like menus, duty rosters must be filled out online, printed, and brought on the campout in a sheet protector.

Note:  Everyone should look, but only the Chief Cook and Patrol Leader (or assigned person) should edit.


Wekiwa Springs 30 Miler Bike Trek Campout

posted Oct 7, 2019, 6:15 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Nov 9, 2019, 6:04 PM ]

November 22nd - 24th, 2019

This will be a very fun bike hike on the beautiful West Orange Trail in Apopka, FL.  This is a 30 mile bike trek through the woods and through the city.   Don't worry, we have a safety vehicle with spare bikes, and will be able to give a lift if anyone can't make it.

It was formed by the "Rails to Trails" project where railroad tracks were turned into bike trail areas.  We did this trip in 2014 as a Troop.  

We will be camping in the beautiful group site at Wekiwa Springs State Park.   Activities include biking, field games, and swimming in the springs.






TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 4 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/packfor the trip.   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.
  2. PARENT PERMISSION FORM - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment on DUE THIS MONDAY, November 11th
  3. West Orange Trail Map - Scouts are REQUIRED to Print this Map, and bring it with you on the trek.
  4. Other Information - We ask that all Scouts click on the link.

WHAT TO PACK
  • Carefully read the Information Sheet - It has special Packing Information On It!
  • Download & Create your own Packing List from HERE and use it, or use the generic one HERE.
  • Look in your Scout Book for packing ideas as well.
  • Of special note for this campout:
    • Bike & Helmet!
    • Water Bottle for the bike (must attache or bring a small backpack to carry)
    • Whistle (required)
    • Map (see above)
    • Bike checked out and in good repair, able to make a 30 mile trek.
    • Swim Suit & Towel (Swim suit must be BSA shorts/suit, or at a minimum an earth toned suit/shorts)
INTERACTIVE PATROL MENUS

PHOTOS 

From our 2014 "Rails-To-Trails" Bike Trek Campout

(click to enlarge)


Brickyard Cove Monkey Bridge Campout

posted Sep 13, 2019, 10:09 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Sep 26, 2019, 11:36 AM ]


September 27th - 29th, 2019

Wow, what a campout!

We will be camping on the remote Brickyard Cove spoil island, only accessible via canoe.  It's in the pristine and beautiful Mosquito Lagoon near the Canaveral Seashore (about 80 miles north)

Activities include:  Building a Monkey Bridge to an adjacent Island, special troop games using the monkey bridge (ask your SPL), a Bioluminescant night canoe run, island exploration, swimming, and more!




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.   Make a copy for your parents to have & read.
  2. PERMISSION FORM  - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Troop Meeting with payment
  3. PRINT THESE MAPS - Part of being a scout is learning map & navigation skills.  All scouts are required to Print These Maps and Put Them in a Ziploc Bag (or laminate them) and bring them on the canoe ride.
  4. Look at the Interactive Canoe Exploration Map below.  Expand it to full screen and find places you want to go.  Pay attention  to the scale of miles.  If you find a place, try zooming and printing a map yourself.
  5. AGENDA - Print/bring your agenda.
  6. "Howler Monkey Bridge"" - Parents do not tell/show/direct your Scout to this secret word please.
ABOUT MONKEY BRIDGES
To build a monkey bridge, scouts will need to be able to perform the following pioneering rope skills:
  • Clove Hitch, Timber Hitch, Two Half Hitches
  • Square, Sheer & Diagonal Lashings
  • Learn about the Double A-Frame Monkey Bridge
Look in your Scout Handbook, and you'll find very clear instructions.  Get an experienced scout or leader to help you learn.  You'll want to have a hand in the build.

PATROL MENUS & Duty Rosters - Everyone can look, but only those assigned by the Patrol Leader may make changes to the menus and duty rosters.

Canoe Exploration Map - Be prepared for your journey, by using the map below, and doing the following:
  1. Expend the Map to Full Screen (top right)
  2. Find the Blue Marker, which is River Breeze Boat Ramp - That is our starting location
  3. Follow the Trail to the Yellow Campsite Marker - That is Bickyard Cove
  4. Look at the other Nearby Campsites with Green Markers - Decide which you'd like to explore



DRIVING MAP

Hike/Shoot/Swim Troop Day Event!

posted Sep 5, 2019, 7:35 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Sep 5, 2019, 7:37 AM ]

Saturday,  September  7th, 2019

Since the Campout was cancelled, we're replacing it with a jam-packed fun day event.  The Troop 337 Hike/Swim/Shoot Day! Here's the schedule: 

7:30am  - Meet at Scoutpost
8:30am  - Launch Hike at Treefrog to go to Dam 
10:30am - Lunch at the Dam
11:30am - North County Pool Swimming
1:30pm  - Indian River County Range
4:30pm  - Head Home
5:30pm  - Parent Pickup




Cost - ONLY $20 bucks!  - This pays for: Pool - $5, Range&Ammo - $12, Lunch $3  (The Troop supplements transportation & other fees)

ALL SCOUTS MUST RSVP (either way) using THIS RSVP FORM!

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS!) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 5 STEPS:
  1. RSVP (using link above)
  2. INFORMATION SHEET - Print it, READ IT CAREFULLY, and follow packing suggestions
  3. PERMISSION FORM  - Print it, have your parents sign it, and bring it to the Event, with $20 bucks (unless you decide to transfer your already-paid campout $ to this event)
  4. MAP - Look at the Map Below (you can click on it, and make it larger too.  Look at the trail we're hiking and the gun range and pool location.

Tree Frog Hike, Shoot, Swim Campout

posted Aug 24, 2019, 9:12 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Aug 24, 2019, 1:06 PM ]

September 6th - 8th, 2019

We will be camping in the “Tree Frog” campsite in the St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park.  Ranger Station located at 1000 Buffer Preserve Drive, Fellsmere, Florida 32948.  321-953-5055. 

The “Tree Frog” campsite is a well shaded, cozy, beautiful campsite in the preserve Saturday morning, before the break of dawn, we will go on a day hike with a destination 4 miles North to a dam at the C54 Canal.  After the 8 mile hike, we’ll have lunch back at Tree Frog, and then head out to the nearby Indian River County Outdoor Rifle Range to shoot 22’s and shotguns at targets.    We’ll then return to Tree Frog to enjoy a meal, campfire, and relax!

On Sunday, we’ll have breakfast, break camp, and have an easy Troop Lunch in the parking lot of the North County Aquatic Center in Sebastian for swimming and slides!

Note: This campout, because of it's length, and the multiple activities we're doing is a more costly one.  But the Troop is putting your monthly dues to work by supplementing a minimum of $8/scout to make this more affordable!

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
  3. MAP - Look at the Map Below (you can click on it, and make it larger too.  Look at the trail we're hiking and the gun range and pool location.
  4. AGENDA - CHECK EMAILS FROM SPL (will come out soon) and then check back here to print/bring your agenda.
  5. "Poison Dart"" - Parents do not tell/show/direct your Scout to this please.
PATROL MENUS & Duty Rosters - Everyone can look, but only those assigned by the Patrol Leader may make changes to the menus and duty rosters.

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