Black Creek District North Florida Council

Associated Agency: 
Boy Scouts of America

In Scouting, boys and girls start with their best right now selves and grow into their very best future selves. It’s fun, hands-on learning and achievement that puts kids in the middle of the action and prepares them for today – and for life. The BSA’s goal is to train youth in responsible citizenship, character development, and self-reliance through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, educational programs, and, at older age levels, career-oriented programs in partnership with community organizations.

Florida Frontiersmen, Inc.

The Florida Frontiersmen, Inc. (FFI), a 501c3 nonprofit, has over 300 + acres of reclaimed mine lands containing a mixture of wooded wetlands with swamp and stream, and cleared fields. We're situated between Bartow and Fort Meade on the south side of Homeland.

There are three covered shooting ranges for black powder rifles, smooth bores, pistols, and shot guns. There are also two uncovered shooting ranges, traditional archery range, hawk & knife throwing range, and we are in the process of building a covered multipurpose range.

TASCO Teen Fishing Club

Associated Agency: 
City of St. Petersburg

The mission of TASCO Teen Fishing Club is to provide an opportunity for teens to participate in a no-fee program that will teach them the art of fishing, conservation, and promoting marine stewardship with emphasis on safety. The TASCO Teen Fishing Club uses fishing to build youth's self-esteem and self-confidence, working to ensure that every child gets an opportunity to experience the thrill of sport fishing and a basic introduction in the marine sciences.

Colt Creek State Park

Colt Creek State Park offers great opportunities for those interested in learning about fishing, kayaking, or canoeing. Located in Lakeland, Colt Creek has three natural streams and three lakes that are ideal for fishing. Common fish that fishermen can expect to see include largemouth bass, catfish, and bluegill. The park’s 3 lakes, Mac Lake, Middle Lake, and Little Lake are approximately 26, seven, and three acres, respectively. At Mac Lake, visitors can also enjoy fishing from the accessible dock.

Cloud Nine Outdoors

Our Mission is to provide a year round program that helps Inner City Youth with mentorships in school and access to outdoor activities to keep them out of trouble, off the streets and to see them advance in life. Our activities cover fishing, archery, boating, camping and hunting. Our ages are 8 years old to 18 years old and it is for boys and girls.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park

Associated Agency: 
Pasco County Parks, Recreation & Natural Resources Dept

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park is part of a 16,000 acre Preserve on the West Central side of Pasco County Florida. The park provides a day use area with picnic areas, shelters, pavilions, restrooms, large playground area and access to an extensive trail system. The trail system provides nature hiking, off road biking, equestrian trails and a paved multipurpose trail. The park also offers camping facilities which include 16 primitive tent camping sites arranged in a loop, 3 remote back country camping sites, a group camping area and 8 primitive cabins arranged in a loop.

Special Populations Section

Associated Agency: 
Broward County Parks and Recreation

Broward County Parks and Recreation Special Populations Section plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of year-round recreation and leisure programs, special events, and services to meet the interests and needs of children, teens, adults, and seniors with disabilities. Programs are designed to develop, enhance, and/or maintain leisure skills, motor skills, socialization, and overall well-being as well as to promote fun and enjoyment.

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Omni Amelia Island Resort

Discover the natural wonders Amelia Island has to offer at Omni Amelia Island Resort. The resort provides family-friendly tours, a retail shop and animal experiences, all on the expansive 1350 acres of Omni Amelia Island Resort. Join in a stroll through a maritime forest and discover the species that call the forest home. Catch a glimpse of a painted bunting or great blue heron on a kayak tour, assist in sea turtle recovery with an on-property naturalist, and more.

Huguenot Memorial Park

Associated Agency: 
City of Jacksonville

Huguenot Memorial Park is managed by the City of Jacksonville and is a hotspot for both recreation and wildlife. Huguenot is the only drive on beach in Duval County, is Northeast Florida's premier windsurfing spot, and is one of Jacksonville's best-known surfing locations. It also boasts one of the largest Royal Tern and Laughing Gull nesting colonies on the east coast, with nesting in smaller numbers from shorebirds and sea turtles. The park is a peninsula bordered by the Fort George River, St.

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