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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.

  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


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