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2014-09-14 Alexander Springs Hike

posted Aug 18, 2013, 12:39 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 2:44 PM ]

September 14th - 15th, 2014

This will be a fun 12 mile hike from Lake Clearwater in Paisley, to Alexander Springs, stopping in the middle of the Ocala Forest and making our own campsite!   At the springs , we'll swim, snorkel,and go on an awesome canoe run, and come home that evening!

You'll need to do a lot of preparations including a Saturday morning bagged breakfast, a Sunday morning individual breakfast, backpack packing and another bag to pack just for Alexander springs.







TO ATTEND THIS CAMPOUT SCOUTS (NOT PARENTS) MUST DO THE FOLLOWING 7 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 August 19th.  NOTE:  This is earlier than usual because there is no Troop meeting on Labor Day.
  3. CAMPOUT AGENDA - Print this, and be ready to bring it with you ON THE HIKE!
  4. BACKPACKING HELPFUL HINTS - Print this and put it in your Troop Notebook (updated for this trip).  Note: You can find this any time in scouts-> documents.
  5. TRAIL MAP (click) - This custom Troop 337 Map shows points of interest on our journey.  Please print this and bring it with you, as well as a compass! 
  6. PACKING LIST (PDF) - If you already have a personal packing list, GREAT!  If not, download this EDITABLE PACKING LIST , and customize it, and save it to your computer.
  7. The Secret Word is "Springy" - If you tell anyone else, or anyone else tells you (including parents), you are disqualified from it.
PRINT & DOWNLOAD INSTRUCTIONS: Once you click on the forms above, you may hover near the bottom of the page to print and/or download them using the disc icon.  Also, you may download documents at the bottom of this page (see arrows).

Other Things you should do:
  1. Visit the Alexander Springs Website and read about the springs and trails.
  2. Look at the INTERACTIVE MAP (below) - Use this map to look at our journey.   If you'd like to view it large, click on the link below.





Clearwater Lake Recreation Area

Alexander Springs

 

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Dan Walton,
Aug 18, 2013, 12:44 PM
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Aug 18, 2013, 12:40 PM
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