9th Annual Spaghetti Dinner
59th Scoutmasters Camporee
Shark Valley Bike Ride | April 21, 2018
Scout Skills Relay
Scouts in 2017!
K1 Karting Championship!
Kickoff Pool Party
Oklawaha Canoe Trip
Skunk Ape Patrol /
35 Mile Backpacking Trip
Rapids Water Park, Coastal Cleanup and Juniper Springs cancelled due to Hurricane Irma
Zipline & Horseback Adventure
On Saturday, April 21st, 5 intrepid scouts, a 1st Class, four Life scouts on the cusp of making Eagle and two Assistant Scoutmasters headed to Everglades National Park for the 15 mile bike ride at Shark Valley. With the bikes ready and everyone armed with water, snacks and cameras, the group took off on the ride doing the reverse of the 'standard' route. Right off the bat there were several alligators just off the trail in the small puddles of water, keeping cool.
There were also egrets, crows and blue herons - and with so much to see, the pace was nice and slow with the
group talking and enjoying the views.
Halfway down the trail, the group stopped at the big observation tower to enjoy some snacks on the benches and enjoy a quick rest. After, it was a walk up to the tower to get a birds-eye view of the park. Once rested and re-energized, the final 7 miles awaited. There were many more gators on the way- with lots of babies! Things got exciting at one point when an 8-10 foot gator came sauntering across the trail, stopping about 6 feet from Jack (video on Troop Facebook page). Mr. Clark had to discourage Hunter from trying to wrestle it and from Jack trying to feel the gator's head, teeth and tongue! While pointing out the many reasons not to attempt these, the gator got tired and headed across the trail back into the canal. Leo, Michael and Andy were smart enough to kept their distance while the gator stopped. Once the ride reached the end and they had loaded up, the group stopped by McDonalds for a hearty lunch (surprise 'Wildcard'). Everyone had fun - and it's always a great ride when you see some old Florida and nature.
for most Eagle
Scout Advancement Weekend
Spring OA Ordeal
Just some of the stuff we've done in the 2017 - 2018 Scouting year.
Backpack Bootcamp December 2017
'Gear Prep' Saturday
Click to follow us on Facebook
Patriots Point/USS Yorktown Charleston, SC