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Spook-O-Ree 2014

Spook-O-Ree is a fun-filled District Campout for Cub Scouts and their families which takes place in mid to late October. Camping is for Friday and Saturday nights. Cub Scouts have the opportunity to earn belt-loops, including BB Gun and Archery, which can only be earned at Council or District camps.  There will be a haunted house and a costume contest during the campfire program on Saturday night.

We are camping at Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation (map) on 10/24 thru 10/26. 

Campers can arrive anytime between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Friday evening, or before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

You won’t want to miss out on this fun campout!


Sertoma Campout

Pack 92 is camping at Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville Friday, October 3rd - Sunday, October 5th

If you want to come on Saturday only, thats fine too.

Sertoma stands for "Service to Mankind"

The ranch is a non-profit organization who's mission it is to provide a rustic outdoor recreational area for the children of florida. Since they were founded in 1974, over 1500 youth groups have utilized the ranch for overnight camping.

The Sertoma Youth Ranch believes that children should inherit this small haven of florida in its natural state, and that caring, committed people, banded together, can and do make a difference.

The campout is free. The ranch requests, but does not require, donations of supplies. This includes restroom supplies, like toilet paper and cleaning products, and also building supplies, like electrical supplies, wood, fencing, or paint (a good opportunity to clean out your garage!) We will have boxes set out at the sign up table to collect these items pre-campout, so that you dont have to worry about bringing them with you to the ranch.

In the free youth camping area that the ranch offers, there are multiple bathrooms and showers, however no electrical hookups.

Scouts will have the opportunity to earn their soccer belt loop at the campout.  If they already have that belt loop, they can show up just to show off their skills!  They'll also be able to earn their astronomy belt loop Saturday evening.

If you've never been to a campout, this is a great one to attend because it is free and because the Sertoma youth ranch is a very natural and pleasant location. The camping area is shaded, there is a small creek that runs through the site, there are trails, a large open field, and even a playground.

There is a sign up sheet & information packet available at the table (during Den and Pack meetings).

Pinewood Derby 2015

From a rectangular piece of pine, Scouts work with parents to shape, sand, paint and decorate a race car. The Pack gathers in February for the Pinewood Derby, where all Scouts race their cars on a special track owned by the Pack. Scouts compete for speed or design, with typically five design categories to choose from.  Our Pinewood Derby is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, 2015 and will be held in the auditorium where we meet for Pack meetings.

Winners get to race at the Timucua District Pinewood Derby.  Follow the links below for more information:

For many Scouts, this is their favorite event of the year!

Need some ideas for your derby car?  Check out the Official Pinewood Derby Website!

Check back closer to time for the District Derby rules for 2015!

Winterfest 2014

Winter Festival will take place following an abbreviated Pack meeting on December 15th.  This event is a seasonal celebration with a special guest appearance followed by dessert.

Hillsborough River State Park Campout and Fort Foster Candlelight Experience

Hillsborough River State Park Campout and Fort Foster Candlelight Experience

When: December 12th - 14th
Where: Hillsborough River State Park
Cost: none

This is a Pack campout you won't want to miss!  We will be camping Friday evening Dec 12th through Sunday morning Dec 14th at one of the Hillsborough River State Park youth camping sites.  You can not only look forward to an exciting activities agenda, smores and service projects, but we will also attend the Fort Foster Candlelight Experience.

Excerpt from FloridaStateParks.org:

"Fort Foster Historic Site brings the holiday season on the Florida Frontier to life! Visitors follow a lantern-lit trail through the military fort and Seminole camp. Along the way, guests will encounter musicians, living history scenarios, and refreshments. A battle reenactment on Friday, December 12th, and Saturday, December 13th, will take place after 8:00 pm. Come witness the drama as the Seminoles attempt to burn the bridge crossing the Hillsborough River, while soldiers and militiamen will try to defend it. This living history program will truly take you back in time.

The Fort Foster State Historic Site is located adjacent to Hillsborough River State Park on U.S. 301 North, 9 miles north of Fowler Avenue and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills."

If you have never visited Fort Foster, it is a reconstruction of the Fort from the Second Seminole War, located across the street from Hillsborough River State Park.  Its initial construction, to protect the ford across the Hillsborough River along the Fort King Military Road, was only three months after the ambush upon Major Dade's troops at Dade Battlefield.  The Candlelight Experience will prove to be a fun and educational way to revisit an important time in Florida's history.

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