|Message||Very good site- well done! I attained Life Scout (finished Eagle requirements, but not in time for 18th bday!) with Troop 80 in the SWFL Council and Brotherhood in Osceola 564, so I spent most of my time at Camp Miles. I did have the privilege to camp at CFE with my ROTC Brigade (Lee County) in 1998, but didn't get to do much 'exploring'. The historical account of CFE on your site is great!|
As a matter of fact this very weekend, as Pack 80's Webelos Den Leader, I'm taking my son and the rest of our Webelos to CFE for the first time for Webelos Activity Weekend. Can't wait to introduce the boys to the oldest Boy Scout Camp in Florida...hope you don't mind me using some of your materials for educational purposes! Thanks, and take care.
|Message||I was in T103 1984-1990, then SHS JROTC Explorers 1988-1991. A buddy and I bought MAJ Paul Tatum an JROTC into the Explorer program. Great memories. Thanks to Scouting, 20+ years later I find myself still in uniform, leading an Infantry Battalion of 900 men in combat. It's all the same stuff, I will do my duty. Be Prepared. MDJ, Eagle Scout '87|
|Message||Thanks for putting together this site, Jim. I have lots of great memories of Scouting, especially the many, many nights I spent at CFE growing up. Hope you're well.|
|Message||I was in troop 103 from approx 79-84. Loved every minute that i was a scout.I was oa and remember fondly puttting Riverview ROTC thru ordeal since I was in shs ROTC. Though he would probably never admit it I got Maj. Paul Tatum, As I understand it became very involved with BSA. Now my sons are bears and tigers and being involved with this pack in texas brings back many memories. Thanks for keeping the memories alive on this website.|
|Message||member troop 78 jamboree troop 118 89' jamboree troop 1720 93'Eckale Yacken vigil vice lodge chief 91'quatermaster chairman section conference 92' explore post 53 summer camp staff 91' current member pack 42 thanks to all that thought me to be a scout happy scouting awesome memories|
|Message||Member of Troop 103 and Troop 176, earned my Eagle in 1992. Was summer camp staff in '89, '91, and '92 at CFE - who remembers the Golden Eagle Hike around the perimeter of the camp? I suppose nowadays it wouldn't be quite the same as it was 20 years ago!|
|Message||I have always know that our father, Maurice Paige,loved camping and loved Boy Scouts.|
Seeing him listed as one of the First Season Flying Eagle Campers in 1929, was special but not a surprise. It was also special to read his letter to "Uncle Charlie" in the 1954 Old Timers.pdf file you have.My sister,Peggy said it reminded her of being introduced to the Fiddler Crabs that ran across Charlie's lawn.
Thanks For the memories,
|Message||A lot of good memories on your site. I was with Troop 28 in Venice in the 1960-1970s and earned my Eagle in 1974. I was on Flying Eagle staff for several years and served as 552 lodge chief and section historian. I can be reached at: email@example.com|
|Message||I hope that anyone that remembers me would drop a line at the above e mail address. I moved from Fort Myers many years age and I am interested in getting reaquainted with fellow Scouts.|
|Message||I never made it to Eagle,but still have all my Cub Scout books and my Scouting Handbook...dated 1946!! Also acted as Scoutmaster at Keesler AFB in Mississippi when nobody would step up and take over that was back in 1969...the year that hurricane Camille went through..|