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2019-03-01 West Orange Trail Bike Trek Campout

posted Feb 1, 2019, 9:23 AM by Dan Walton   [ updated Jan 19, 2020, 3:35 PM ]
March 1st-3rd, 2019

This will be a very fun bike hike on the beautiful West Orange Trail in Apopka, FL.  This is a 22 mile bike trek through the woods and through the city.   It was formed by the "Rails to Trails" project where railroad tracks were turned into bike trail areas.  We did this trip in 2014 as a Troop.  

We will be camping in the beautiful group site at Magnolia Park right on Lake Apopka!  Activities include biking, trail exploring in the park on bikes, troop field games.

  1. INFORMATION SHEET  - Print it, READ IT, and put it in your Troop notebook  Use it to prepare/packfor 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 DUE THIS MONDAY, February 18th
  3. West Orange Trail Map - Scouts are REQUIRED to Print this Map, and bring it with you on the trek.
  4. Other Information - We ask that all Scouts click on the link.
  5. AGENDA - All Scouts must Print/Bring
ONLINE MENUS FOR PATROL LEADERS & CHIEF COOKS - Please CLICK HERE to view/edit your Patrol Menus for the Campout (PL's or Chief Cooks only Please).  Also remember to find and print a Duty Roster.

BIKE CHECK & DROP -  All bikes must be checked at either Monday, February 18th or 25th Troop Meeting.  With us going 22 miles, it is extremely important that the type/condition of the bike be correct.  If this is a hardship or if you are absolutely sure your bike is okay, contact the scoutmaster.    Bike drop is on departure on Friday, and don't forget to BRING HELMET, and a water bottle with the ability to hold it hands-free (on bike on in backpack)

  • Carefully read the Information Sheet - It has special Packing Information On It!
  • Download & Create your own Packing List from HERE and use it, or use the generic one HERE.
  • Look in your Scout Book for packing ideas as well.
  • Of special note for this campout:
    • Bike & Helmet!
    • Water Bottle for the bike (must attache or bring a small backpack to carry)
    • Whistle (required)
    • Map (see above)
    • Bike checked out and in good repair, able to make a 22 mile trek.
    • Swim Suit & Towel (Swim suit must be BSA shorts/suit, or at a minimum an earth toned suit/shorts)


From our 2014 "Rails-To-Trails" Bike Trek Campout

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Dan Walton,
Feb 28, 2019, 5:20 AM
Dan Walton,
Feb 1, 2019, 9:23 AM