Camping is the great outdoor adventure of Scouting. As a Scout becomes at home in the outdoors, they learn some of the skills, resourcefulness, and self-reliance of the pioneer. The aims and methods of Scouting are all pertinent in the outdoor camping experience.

Summer camping is perhaps the best opportunity for Scouts to fully immerse themselves in the outdoor experience. The summer camp schedule includes time for a Scout to achieve personal advancement, bond with his troop and fellow Scouts, and participate in activities of a personal interest.

Summer Camp Express 2016

Dates: July 5—8

Location: Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lake Wales 33898

Cost: $115 per Scout; $60 per adult


Summer Camp 2016

Dates: June 26—July 2

Location: Flaming Arrow Scout Reservation, 1201 Boy Scout Camp Rd., Lake Wales  33898

Cost: $225 per Scout; $60 per adult

For more information please contact Matt Anderson, Program Specialist, email or phone (813) 872-2691 ext. 117.



Seminole Trail

Seminole Trail is a structured, all-day program for boys new to Scouting. The program is designed to introduce Scouts to the basics of Boy Scouting and Summer Camp. Seminole Trail is intended to give younger Scouts a love of camping and a solid start on the trail to Eagle.

Program Activities

Scouts will work on requirements for Tenderfoot, Second Class, and First Class ranks including Scout skills such as:

  • Pioneering
  • Camping
  • Orienteering
  • Cooking

Scouts who have passed the swim test will take the Swimming merit badge and those who do not pass will receive swimming instruction until they can complete the test.

As part of the first aid instruction, Scouts will earn requirements for First Aid merit badge. (Scouts may have an opportunity to complete First Aid merit badge, but they must have completed requirement #2 and Second Class requirement outside of camp as a prerequisite.)

Seminole Trail also teaches Totin’ Chip and Firem’n Chit. After completing all elements of the Seminole Trail program, new Scouts will be well versed and proficient in all the abilities necessary to be a quality Boy Scout.

Merit Badge Program

Agriculture Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Agriculture Program are: Animal Science, Farm Mechanics, Veterinary Medicine.

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Arts and Sciences Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Arts and Sciences Program are: Art, Sculpture, Aviation, Chemistry, Law, Music, Theater, Medicine, Public Speaking, Photography, Space Exploration.

Art merit badge Theater merit badge Public Speaking merit badge Photography merit badge Space Exploration merit badge

Aquatics Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Aquatics Program are: Instructional Swim, Canoeing, Lifesaving, Motorboating, Rowing, Small Boat Sailing, Swimming, Water Sports, Board Sailing, Kayaking, and Snorkeling. In addition, Scouts have the opportunity to participate in Instructional Swimming classes and complete the BSA Mile Swim.

Lifesaving merit badge Motorboating merit badge Rowing merit badge Water sports merit badge Swimming merit badge

Aquatics Specialty Program

Advanced Aquatics Specialty Programs are also available including PADI Scuba, Advanced SCUBA Certification, BSA Lifeguard and BSA Lifeguard Counselor, Swimming and Water Rescues and Paddle Craft Safety.

BSA Lifeguard PADI

Ecology and Conservation Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Ecology and Conservation Program are: Animal Studies, Environmental Science, Fish and Wildlife Management, Geology, Nature and Forestry, Oceanography and Weather.

Environmental Science merit badge Geology merit badge Nature merit badge Forestry merit badge Oceanography merit badge

Scoutcraft Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Scoutcraft Program are: Camping, Cooking, Emergency Preparedness, First Aid, Orienteering, Pioneering, Wilderness Survival and Handicrafts, which include Basketry, Fingerprinting, Leatherwork, Woodworking and Woodcarving.

Camping Merit Badge Emergency Preparedness merit badge First Aid merit badge Orienteering merit badge Pioneering merit badge

Shooting Sports Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Shooting Sports Program are: Archery, Rifle Shooting, Shotgun Shooting. In addition,  Open Shooting is offered when available.

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Sports and Fitness Program

Merit Badges being offered in the Sports and Fitness Program are: Climbing, Fishing, Golf, and Personal Fitness, C.O.P.E. (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience), Skating.

Fishing merit badge Skating merit badge Climbing merit badge Golf merit badge Personal Fitness merit badge

Eagle Trail

Merit Badges being offered in the Eagle Trail are: Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizenship in the World, Communications, and Personal Management.

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