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2016-10-30 Ft. Clinch Bike Hike Campout on Amelia Island

posted Oct 3, 2015, 9:05 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jun 16, 2017, 3:07 PM ]
October 30th - November 1st, 2015
Ft. Clinch State Park on Amelia Island has it all:  Six miles of exciting Biking Trails, Beautiful Beaches, Surf and Pier, an Historic Fort, an Awesome Group Campsite, Hiking Trails, Shelling on the Beach, Volleyball, Swimming, and more.  And all of this on an Island at the very top of Florida!   We'll be able to look across an inlet and see wild horses roaming around in Georgia.

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Be sure to do your job to read and explore all information about this campout, so that you can prepare yourself and your Patrol.

  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 October 1st.
  3. CAMPOUT AGENDA  - Print this, and bring it with you!
  4. Pack using the PACKING LIST and your Scout Book.
  5. Ft. Clinch Map - Print it and Pack it for the campout.  You'll need it on Patrol hikes, and bike hikes.
  6. Explore the Fort Clinch State Park Website and think about what you and your Patrol would like to do!
  7. Read EVERYTHING on the rest of this Campout Information Page below, and familiarize yourself with all of the maps, including the interactive google map of the area (the secret word is somewhere on this page - parents don't point out/tell!).
  8. Patrol Menu Page - Patrol Members may VIEW (but not edit) their menus any time as they are being developed.   Grubmasters may go here to PRINT their menu ( once approved) before shopping.   Patrol Leaders and Chief Cooks may EDITuntil approved by an adult leader.


There are over 6 miles of biking trails on the island.   The trail parallels a road, so if things get too rough on your bike, you can opt to go on the flat surface.  

  1. HELMETS - Required on the bike trail for ALL Scouts and Leaders, regardless of age.   This is a Park rule, due to the fact that there are some drop-offs and trees.
  2. BICYCLES - Try your best to get your bike ready, or make arrangements to borrow one from a friend.   The most perfect bike would be a BMX or Mountain Bike, but other will do.
    • Tires - If you have thin street tires, like on a 10 speed, you will not be able to do the trail, only the street
    • Gears - Multi-speed bikes are best.   If you have a 1 speed bike , it should be geared LOW (meaning you have to pedal a lot to go a short distance).  This allows you to go up and down hills.   If you can't run your bike easily through thick grass and up and down the driveway, it won't work for the trails, just the street
  3. BICYCLE DROP OFF! - We will have a bicycle drop-off on Thursday, October 29th, at 7:00 pm at Faith Fellowship.  We will take the bikes to a secure location overnight, and they'll be ready to go Friday!
  4. SW is motocross. (parents don't point out/tell)

Amelia Island 6 Mile Bike Trail at Ft. Clinch



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Dan Walton,
Oct 16, 2015, 12:36 PM
Dan Walton,
Oct 3, 2015, 9:07 AM
Dan Walton,
Oct 3, 2015, 9:07 AM