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2013-04-05 Silver River Monkey Campout

posted Mar 3, 2013, 1:23 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 3:02 PM ]
April 5th - 7th, 2013

We will canoe the beautiful Silver River along side a Wilderness Preserve in the Ocala Forest. We'll also take in an extended hike, explore a sink hole, relax, and work on advancements.

WE HOPE TO SEE MONKEYS!  Read about it on the Silver River Websit
e HERE!  Or on the Kayaking website about it HERE.

A paddle trip on the Silver River near Ocala features some of Florida's most beautiful scenery and diverse wildlife. This short river with translucent blue springs has been described as magnificent and magical, but in 1873 Harriett Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin said it best with "There is nothing on earth comparable to it."

  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 March 11th.  NOTE:  This is earlier than usual because there is no Troop meeting on the 25th
  3. NEW! CAMPOUT AGENDA - Print this, and be ready to bring it with you on the campout.
  4. The Secret Word is "Monkey Business" - If you tell anyone else, you are disqualified from it.


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:

  • * Close Toed Shoes - These are REQUIRED and can be purchased at WalMart for as low as $10
  • Whistle (required to wear while canoeing)
  • 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.

Dan Walton,
Mar 18, 2013, 1:25 PM