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West Orange Trail Bike, Cook & Swim Campout

posted Nov 23, 2020, 1:24 PM by Dan Walton   [ updated Feb 22, 2022, 12:00 PM ]
December 4th-6th, 2020

This will be a very fun bike hike on the beautiful West Orange Trail in Apopka, FL.  This is a 30 mile bike trek through the woods and through the city.   Don't worry, we have a safety vehicle with spare bikes, and will be able to give a lift if anyone can't make it.

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 Wekiwa Springs State Park.   Activities include biking, field games, and swimming in the springs.

On Saturday night, we will have a Patrol Cooking competition with prizes.

PARENTS - For you son to attend this campout, please do the following:
  2. Fill out the ONLINE PARENT PERMISSION FORM -  (optionally pay online!) - This replaces the parent permission form, and is to be filled out by the parent and scout, prior to Monday, November 30th.   There is an option to pay in the form, or a check or cash can be turned in on or before Monday.
  1. Print the INFORMATION SHEET and put 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. With your parents, fill out the Online Parent Permission Form as instructed above.
  3. Print out the Scout Personal Packing List or even better, click HERE to edit/save your own version in Ms Word so you can add your own stuff (best move).
  4. Campout Agenda - Print it and bring it please.
  5. West Orange Trail Map - Scouts are REQUIRED to Print this Map, and bring it with you on the trek.
  6. Other Information - We ask that all Scouts click on the link.

  • 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 attach or bring a small backpack to carry)
    • Whistle (required)
    • Map (see above)
    • Bike checked out and in good repair, able to make a 30 mile trek.
    • Swim Suit & Towel (Swim suit must be BSA shorts/suit, or at a minimum an earth toned suit/shorts)

PATROL MENUS - For ALL to view, but only Patrol Leader / Chief Cooks to Edit

Dan Walton,
Dec 2, 2020, 8:04 AM