Troops AL-0254 and FL-0777 (Fort Walton Beach, Florida), held a joint campout at Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola. Leaders shared tips, tricks, and traditions while Trailmen enjoyed a 6-mile hike at Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park and kayaking in the Intercoastal Waterway.

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We swapped stories, shared traditions, and learned new campfire games.

Trail Skills

Trailmen honed their orienteering skills on a 5.9 mile hike at Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park.

Outdoor Cooking

Trailmen buddied-up with a Trailman from the other troop for camp duties, including cooking. We had ham and cheese omelets, bratwursts, beef stroganoff, peach and blackberry cobblers with ice cream, and a breakfast skillet with bacon, eggs, potatoes, and cheese.

Fire Ranger

Trailmen practiced different fire lays and had a fire lay relay.


Trailmen raced canoes, kayaks, and a Zodiac boat in the Intercoastal Waterway.


We joined the Escambia Amateur Astronomy Association for a stargazing session. Trailmen got to see details of the moon as well as distant stars, nebulae, and galaxies.

Orion (cell phone photo)