Camping is an integral part of the pure Scouting experience, so we camp together as a Troop every month. We’ve visited NASA, taken surfing lessons, practiced rifle shooting and archery, participated in Civil War reenactments, mountain biked, backpacked the Appalachian Trail, canoed…the list goes on and on. And we’re not tired yet.
Camping isn’t just for the Scouts! Parents are encouraged to camp, too. Our camping trips can be found on the calendar on the home page. We meet in the St. Stephens Church parking lot at 6pm Friday nights, and return for pick up by noon on Sunday, unless otherwise noted. Scouts travel in Class A uniform. Food is provided.
Transportation: Parents who are attending the campouts will transport Scouts in their cars. Drivers are required to show proof of insurance and abide by all laws. You are welcome to transport your Scout yourself, of course.
Medication: Scouts requiring medication, even aspirin, are required to indicate this on their medical forms. Upon dropping off your Scout for a campout, provide only the medication needed for the duration of the campout in it's original packaging. Medication should go in a sealed ziploc, clearly labeled with the Scout's name and dosage, and be given to the Scoutmaster to administer.
2018-2019 CAMPING SCHEDULE
Camporee at Lake Wales
Sept 21-23, 2018
Diocesan Retreat at Floral City
Oct 5-7, 2018
Diocesan Retreat waiver:
Haunted Forest at Hillsborough River
Oct 19-21, 2018
Each summer Troop 610 rounds out it's year of camping with our Boy Scouts of America summer camp program. In odd years we attend camp out of state; in even years, we attend Florida Boy Scout camps, like Camp La-No-Che.
July 8-14, 2018 Troop 610 will be attending Camp Lanoche, in Paisley, Florida.
In past years we've attended Camp Rainey Mountain in northeast Georgia, and Camp Daniel Boone in the mountains of North Carolina.
PARENT INFO MEETING
Time and place to be announced
High Adventure Camp
Troop 610 also attends a Boy Scout High Adventure camp every summer. If you're over 14 and are looking for a challenge that will stretch you physically and mentally, all while you're having the time of your life, High Adventure camps are for you. As we are a boy-led troop, the Scouts voted to attend Sea Base. In June 2018, 12 Scouts and 4 leaders will spend a week on a large sailing vessel over 40 feet long. During the adventure, they will be sailing the Florida Keys and snorkeling some of the most beautiful reefs in the Keys and part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Philmont Scout Ranch
Philmont Scout Ranch, the Boy Scouts of America's premier High Adventure™ base, challenges Scouts and Venturers with more than 214 square miles of rugged northern New Mexico wilderness. Backpacking treks, horseback cavalcades, and training and service programs offer young people many ways to experience this legendary country.
Come to Northern Tier for a whole new level of adventure, up north! From incredible canoe journeys to wild winter wilderness camping, Northern Tier promises the Scouting adventure of a lifetime in the Great North Woods of northern Minnesota and Canada.
Located in Islamorada and on Summerland Key in the beautiful Florida Keys, as well as Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island, Bahamas, the near shore reefs and crystal clear waters offer unparalleled opportunities for long term and short term programs year round. Our Conference facilities are utilized for youth and adult Scouting Conferences and non-Scouting groups when available.