Ross Allen / Silver Springs

 Ross Allen is best known for the Ross Allen Institute which he operated at Silver Springs, Florida from 1929 to 1969. The Institute was known for reptile demonstrations including alligator wrestling and rattlesnake milking.  In later years it became recognized for it’s research on Florida reptiles.  As a youth Ross Allen earned the Eagle rank in 1927.  He remained active with Boy Scouts at his Institute as well as participating in camporees in North Florida Council.  Ross Allen died in 1981 at the age of 73.


light gld bkr
yel ochre bkr
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Year Tabs


Gulf Ridge Council

North Florida Council 1979

North Florida Council 1980

North Florida Council 1981
Alucha 1985

North Florida Council 1985


Cup #1
cup #2
Cup #2

cup NFC 1979
North Florida Council 1979



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