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NameChris Rich
Date2017-06-26
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MessageI was in Troop 176 when it started in 1975 and made it to Life scout before I left scouting. Not on my accord. In 1981 I joined troop 103 and was an Asst SM, and was "in charge" of the leadership corp. In 1984 I was asked to take over my original troop, as the SM had left.
IN the same year I was the Provo SM for summer camp. Because of a medical problem, the camp hired a 2nd Provo SM. Ron ????? He was a SM in Venice and his troop was failing, as was 176. So we merged them. My new wife, who was the secretary for our troop, and I moved out of the area.
Does anyone remember the Ron. I saw his picture in the 1990 staff photo of camp.
Wonderful memories.


NameDavid Goddard
Date2017-06-25
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MessageGreat to look back at Sunnyland Council and Eckale Yakanen 552. Many memories of Camp Flying Eagle and the Order of the Arrow. Sad to see the lodge disappear.


NameDavid W. Dennis
Date2017-05-01
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MessageAs soon as I turned 11 I enrolled with Troop 13, in Bradenton. I was able to achieve First Class rank and attend CFE in 1949, 1950, and 1951 before Troop 13 disbanded because the Scoutmaster moved and another couldn't be found. Troop 17 downtown was too far away for me to attend. I do remember very well the layout of the entire camp the location of all activities. Great memories! Somewhere I think I still have my camp patches.

I continued in Scouting as an adult to see my son join at 11 and earn his Eagle and 84 merit badges while I trained and volunteered in almost every Troop position in units in Illinois and Texas, Earned Wood Badge, District award of Merit, and at large National Council spot. Currently I'm guiding my Weblos grandson in Cubs and look forward to being around to see him get his Eagle.
Keep the Outing in Scouting!


NameJames (Willy) Gibboney
Date2017-01-14
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MessageI became a Scout sometime in the early 1960"s I was in Troop 60 out of Sarasota. I saved money from my paper route to attend CFE every summer. In 1964 I was chosen to attend the National Jamboree in Valley Forge Pa. In 1966 I was chosen to attend the National Order of the Arrow Conf in Hammond Indiana. I made Eagle Scout in 1965. I have many fond memories of CFE. I even remember the camp song! Its ironic that now I make my living doing American Indian style art work. I still have my OA regalia! I would love to donate some of my scouting memorabilia to the Council.I use my Scouting skills every day. Thank you!


NameDavid Crow
Date2016-07-14
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MessageAs a Sunny Land Scout starting Cubs in 1960 at Pack 34 at Bay Haven Elementary and Troop 34 I have fond memories of camping at Flying Eagle in 1963 and 1964.

I moved on to PA, MA, MD and NJ but always maintained Love of Scouting due to efforts of Cubmaster Skinner, Scoutmaster Hassler and my Scouting friends from Sarasota of whom I still keep in touch.

My wonderful Scouting trail through Eagle, Vigil, Philmont, Jamborees, Silver Beaver, National Meetings all started in Sunny Land.

Thank you.

David Crow
Middletown, PA


NameDavid Pointer
Date2015-11-11
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MessageLove your page. I was looking up Camp Flying Eagle to remiisque about my Great Grandfather breaking ground and founding CFE. I found pictures of my grandpa and uncle on your site. I also found my name on a list of Eagles.

Thank you!


NameChris Collins
Date2014-10-16
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MessageWhat a terrific site to find. I was in Troop 7 on Anna Maria Island with my brothers David and Steve, Jamie and Drew Adams, Rick and Kevin Morash. Our SPL was Emmett McDonald and we were all preceded by Eddie and Jimmy Moss.

I was a counselor in 1979, 1980, and 1981 at CFE - Rick Langford was my Aquatics Dir in 1981. Ranger Gifford was the hardest-baddest man I even knew and Mr. Singletary was the first person to ever hire me for a job.

My father, Chris Collins, was awarded the Dist Award of Merit in 1983. He was my Scoutmaster, my mother and Mrs. Adams (Drew and Jamie's mom) were my Den Mothers as a Cub Scout


NameMichael D Thorpe
Date2014-02-07
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MessageUnfortunately I never officially became a Boy Scout, however my father and my grandfather were both quiet involved and as a child we sometimes would go to functions held at CFE. I noticed my Grandfather was the first man listed in the list of recipients of the "Silver Beaver Award". I don't see my Dad listed, but had been told that he also was awarded the Silver Beaver.


NameDan Waddell
Date2014-02-06
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Messagei received my Eagle at Camp Flying Eagle in the summer of 1974. I was a member of Troop 90 from Sarasota. Our Troop had a tradition of Eagle Scouts that I have been reminded of thorough this web site. At the time I was told that I was the first Scout t be awarded his Eagle Medal during scout camp, an honor that i still remember to this day. Many great memories of Camp Flying Eagle. So glad to see the great job someone has done on this web site it is wonderful resource to a great institution


NameBobby Fletcher
Date2013-11-20
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MessageI got my Eagle in Sunnyland in 1985 and am now a cubmaster for SWFC, in Sarasota. I routinely entertain boys and parents with "tales of the old days" at CFE.


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