Date / Hours: The Yard Sale would be held on May 28, 2016. The hours of the event would be from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Location: The grass parking area along Silver Springs Blvd. at the Church.
Plan: We would set up tables in the grass lot along Silver Springs Blvd. and charge $20.00 for a table to anyone who wants to sell items who would be responsible for manning their table. Also, we would solicit donated items to sell at a Scout table. Additionally we would like to sell snow cones, bake sale items, ice tea and lemonade.
Promotion: We would promote the event by placing a small ad in the newspaper, Ocala4Sale, Facebook, social media, distributing flyers and small signs the day of the event. We would also like to encourage church members to participate through newsletters and announcements.
Facilities: The event would take place outside and we would not need to utilize any church facilities. We have secured a donation of two Port-a-Potties which would be placed in the shaded, paved southeast corner of the lot. Any items brought to the event would be taken away by the persons who brought them and any excess donated items would be taken to Goodwill immediately following the event; the church dumpster will not be used for discarded items. No custodial services will be needed as the Scouts will clean up and ensure that the property is left in great condition.
Supervision: The event would be supervised by scout leaders and parents who would ensure that all Church rules are followed.
Starting Jan. 3rd, a Scouter in the Northern Star Council of Minnesota will be hiking 1,300 miles from Key West to Pensacola along the Florida Trail. He would love to meet many other Scouting folks along the way. The Florida Trail runs from Dunnellon to Salt Springs on the Cross Florida Greenway, just a few miles south of Ocala. He expects to be hiking through this area about Jan. 27 through 29. Spending a night visiting with Scouts would be a nice change from camping on the trail.
Please see http://hikingdude.com/bsaft.pdf for details about his goals and how Sscouts can get involved. If anyone in Troop 100 would like to walk with him awhile, or pick him off the trail and put him up for the night, please msg, email, or text him.
He hopes to hear back from you and have a chance to share his trek experiences. His progress can be seen on http://hikingdude.com/florida-trail.php. “Knowing I’ll be meeting new people a few days down the trail really makes a long trek more enjoyable. If you have any specific questions about my trek, please ask.”
At the lumberjack competition on October 3rd, Troop 100 and Troop 112 competed in various things such as rifle shooting, shotgun shooting, sawing wood, tug of war, chopping wood, as well as pancake eating, and a Dutch oven cook off. We also camped and played man hunt and had a good time.
Troop 100 participated in the dedication of the Henry Bickner Nature Center at the Retreat in Silver Springs on October 17th. The nature center, featuring photography from local National Geographic filmmaker Mark Emery, was the Eagle Project of Chris Bradshaw (click for article in The Ocala Star-Banner.)
On August 22, three Scouts and 4 adults went canoeing on Juniper Springs. The canoeing was tiring but it was worth it. The creek was about 7 miles. The water was mostly clear and started out narrow but eventually started to stretch out. We were surprised that there were no gators. Overall the creek was amazing and we would love to do it again however if went on it again we would probably need more experience in canoeing because we fell over several times. — Report by Jonathan Warren