A TRADITION OF CAMP FLYING EAGLE


WE THE SCOUTS OF THE SUNNY LAND COUNCIL, assembled about our campfire this the FOUR DAY OF JULY 1929, do establish and ordain these traditions for the government of Camp flying Eagle:

THIS WILL BE A CLEAN CAMP---clean mentally, morally and physically.

THIS WILL BE A SAFE CAMP---there will be no accidents, either on the waterfront or about the campgrounds.

THIS WILL BE A CAMP OF HIGH MORALE---We will at all times strive to build up spirit of initiative, good fellowship and a camp spirit that will keep Flying Eagle in the front rank of scout camps.

THIS WILL BE A HELPFUL CAMP---We will lend a hand to those who need it and try to LIFT rather than to LEAN.

THIS WILL BE A BETTER CAMP FROM YEAR TO YEAR---We will always leave the camp in better condition than we found it.

WE WILL ever strive to protect the good name of our patrols and to preserve our camp totems from spot or stain.

WE WILL SO LIVE THE OATH AND LAW that NO SCOUT will ever be sent home for violations of these traditions.

THESE TRADITIONS WHICH WE HEREBY ESTABLISH SHALL BE READ AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH CAMPING PERIOD AND HANDED DOWN FROM YEAR TO YEAR AS A SACRED TRUST TO BE FAITHFULLY OBSERVED AT ALL TIMES.

Established this Fourth Day of July,
Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Nine at Camp Flying Eagle, Sunny Land Council, County of Manatee, State of Florida By The Scouts of Said Council here Assembled.

That Declaration of Traditions was read at every opening of every summer camp conducted at Camp Flying Eagle from 1929 through the summer camp of 1994. The tradition was reinstated when it was again read at the opening of the Southwest Florida Winter Camp conducted at Camp Flying Eagle in December 2004.