Melbourne Scout House
In 1940, the Melbourne Rotary Club made an incredible contribution to the Girl Scout experience of Citrus Council with the donation of the Melbourne Scout House.
More than 60 years later, major renovations have added to the security and comfort of this Brevard property.
The Melbourne Scout House is available for troop camping and various day activities and events by reservation from September through the 2nd week of May. Troops can request troop camping 3 months out.
The Melbourne Scout House observes the same holiday hours and schedule as the Council Service Center.
The maximum capacity is 40 people; the maximum capacity for overnight use is 20 people. Cots or mattresses are not provided; air mattresses are recommended. Tent camping is not permitted.
There is an air conditioned common area with tables and chairs and a large screened porch with picnic tables with a portable grill for troop use. The kitchen has a stove, refrigerator, sink, cabinets with limited counter space and cooking equipment.
There are two bathrooms, each with a toilet and a sink. There are NO showers available. Mops, brooms, toilet paper and garbage bags are provided. Troops must bring cleaning supplies for the kitchen, bathrooms and floors.
ELEANOR THE EGRET
Materials are available and should be requested on the Property Request you submit. Service Unit libraries have a copy of Eleanor the Egret patch activities. This book is also available through the Council Service Center or online.
Recommended for 12-15 Girl Scout Daisies and above, per 2 hour session can complete activities. Patches can be purchased in the shop when you have completed the activities.
This is a unique outdoor educational opportunity consisting of trails with mailboxes located along the way. The mailbox trails are a great way to learn about environmental science. Each includes instruction and materials for self-led activities.
Completion time for each trail varies based on age and size of the group. We recommend 8-10 girls per group, Daisies and above for a 2-hour session.