Riverpoint Program Center
With beautiful views of the Banana River and Sykes Creek on both sides of our Riverpoint property, it makes outdoor activities look like luxury.
The Alford Lodge is located on Merritt Island in Brevard County and offers Girl Scouts and our community partners a serene outdoor experience.
Riverpoint Program Center is available for troop camping and various day activities and events by reservation from September through the 2nd week of May.
Troop can request troop camping 3 months out. In the summer, Riverpoint hosts our Resident and Day Camp programs. Riverpoint observes the same holiday schedule as the Council Service Center.
The maximum capacity is 50 people for activities during the day and 36 people for overnight use in the lodge.
Alford Lodge is a beautiful two story wooden Historic Hunting lodge. There is a large common area with couches, tables and chairs, kitchen, bathroom and porch. There are a variety of rooms both upstairs and downstairs that vary in size. We have newly purchased wooden bunkbeds that have made a nice addition to our lodge that now has a total sleeping capacity of 50. The total beds upstairs can accommodate 39 and downstairs 11. One of the rooms downstairs, Staff B, sleeps 3 and is designated as a male only sleeping area. It has a private entrance and bathroom. All rooms do not have AC, but there are ceiling fans and windows with screens.
The kitchen is air conditioned, has two residential ovens, refrigerator, stand up freezer, microwave, 3 compartment sink, ice machine, limited cooking supplies and counter space. Mops, brooms, toilet paper and garbage bags are provided. Troops must bring cleaning supplies for kitchen, bathrooms and floors.
There are several areas with grills and picnic tables. Patrol boxes are no longer available, you will need to provide your own outdoor equipment. Please do not use and kitchen equipment for outdoor cooking. Buckets for dishwashing are available and should be requested from the Ranger.
Sports equipment and a variety of games are available for use while you are on property. Please be sure to put back everything once you are done using it.
Archery is available for Girl Scout Brownies and above. During their 2 hour session, they will learn safety and basic archery skills and commands.
Funoes are available for our Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies. Canoes are available for Girl Scout Brownies and above. Kayaks and Sailing are available for all Girl Scout Juniors and up. Lifeguards and instructors are included for all watercraft activities. All watercraft sessions will be scheduled for 2 hours. Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) are provided and must be worn by everyone that will be participating, including adults.
Fishing is permitted year round. Cane poles are provided if reserved; troops must provide their own fishing tackle and bait. An adult watcher that has Basic Water Safety training or equivalent is required to be present with girls while fishing on any dock. Proof of certification needs to be submitted with your deposit. If you do not have someone, we will provide one for you and appropriate fees will be charges.
Any fish that may be caught must be released as we are a catch and release location. There is a maximum of 16 people on the dock at any one time for the safety of the participants.
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.
MINERVA THE MANATEE
Materials are available and should be requested on the Property Request you submit. Service Unit libraries have a copy of Minerva the Manatee 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.