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2013-05-03 Little Big Econ Canoe Trek Campout

posted Apr 21, 2013, 12:00 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 3:02 PM ]
May 3rd - 5th, 2013

Weather Forecast - By our own Weatherman Nicholas McCreary

The Troop will spend two nights at two different remote campsites on the pristine, beautiful, winding, hammock covered, wildlife filled Econlockhatchee River!

The first night will be a base camp on the rivers edge.   The next day, we will launch canoes downstream and head to a remote primitive campsite on "Big Oak Island".   There we will enjoy fishing, canoeing, swimming, games, achievements, and everything else primitive camping has to offer.

Hammockers, there are tree-a-plenty.  Consider bug netting, they aren't bad, but could be an issue.  At least bring bug spray!

TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 2 STEPS:
  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/pack for 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 April 22nd 
  3. AGENDA  - Every Scout needs to bring one of these on the Campout!

SPECIAL PACKING NOTES

Use the following to Pack Yourself using these 3 things below.   When you’re done, if you are a new scout, have your parents check you:
  1. Personal Camping Gear List in your Scout Book
  2. Information Sheet printed above
  3. Your own personal List you already have  If you don't have one, CLICK HERE for an example or CLICK HERE to edit/save your own in MsWord.  Note, these can be downloaded from Scouts -> Documents & Links any time.

So, here are some additional packing suggestions/requirements that are not in the Scout Book or Information Sheet, but we discussed at the Troop Meeting:

NOTE: You Will Be on a Canoe all Day Saturday and Sunday AM.  Everything you bring must be water tight.  Use garbage bags if you don't have a dry bag!

  • * Close Toed Shoes - These are REQUIRED and can be purchased at WalMart for as low as $10
  • * Water Bottles - To keep you hydrated on the Canoe Trek
  • * Whistle (required to wear while canoeing)
  • * Sun Protection (sun screen, hats, optional sunglesses)
  • Those who are using hammocks, you may be okay this time of year without netting, but if you have it, bring it.
  • Entertainment for the ride.   Bring a book, magazine, read your scout book for the 2+ hour trip.
  • Again, refer to your personal camping list, the scout book, AND the information sheet.


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