Why Venturers and Boy Scouts Should Attend NYLT and River Quest

This video is one of several Interviews done during December 2015 National Youth Leadership Training inaugural Winter course. St. Johns River Base at Echockotee. Visit http://www.nfcnylt.org.

Jack Sears Jr., CEO/Scout Executive for BSA North Florida Council explains the importance of NYLT and youth leadership opportunities by going on a River Quest journey aboard the Osprey. Visit www.stjohnsriverbase.org for details.


Christening of River Quest raft “Osprey” at St. Johns River Base at Echockotee. #NFCScouting


North Florida Council christened the River Quest Raft “Osprey” on May 3rd, 2014 at St. Johns River Base at Echocokteee. According to their website “St. Johns River Base was founded as Camp Echockotee in 1923 and is owned by the Boy Scouts of America, North Florida Council. The camp was rebranded in 2012 to reflect our new and exciting programs. The property is 80 acres located along the shores of Doctor’s Inlet in Orange Park, Florida. We have a swimming pool, climbing wall, several buildings, campsites, and a waterfront area with sailing, canoeing, kayaking and motor boating. The river base serves many purposes including weekly meetings, weekend camping, Aquatics Camp, the exciting new River Quest trek program and more”.


Our first “maiden voyage” ride. Get ready for the real Main Voyage from July 20-26, 2014.

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Governor Rick Scott salute to the St. Johns River Base and RiverQuest Raft

See our Flickr photo album here


2014 NFCScouting StJohnsRiverBase Raft