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Whitewater Rafting August 16-18, 2013

posted Jul 14, 2013, 6:42 PM by Troop Scoutmaster

The troop will be whitewater rafting on the Lower Yough (Class III+) River on August 17.  We will be rafting 7+ miles (about 5 hours) with a stop for lunch on the river.

We will again be rafting with Wilderness Voyageurs, but unlike 2012 we will be camping at Heritage Scout Reservation and preparing our own meals to keep costs down.  In 2012, meals were provided by Wilderness Voyageurs.

To raft the Lower Youghiogheny, the minimum age limit is 12 years old. If any of the younger scouts want to raft, they can raft on the Middle Yough.  This section is a Class I-II river and the minimum age is 5 years old. We will need 4 adults, if we are going to have 2 separate trips.

Travel time will be approximately 3 hours, so we will leave late morning/early afternoon on Friday, August 16 to reach the campsite at a reasonable time. Everyone will bring a bagged lunch/snacks and we will stop along the way to eat, stretch etc.

Final payment is due by August 7, 2013 so we can meet the registration deadline. Since Mr. Martell is going to be at Jamboree until the 25th, please email himif you are planning on attending this outing – the sooner the better.

See attached permission slip. 

You must have an updated BSA medical form on file to attend this outing. Only parts A and B Re required for weekend outings. Mrs. McGaw is collecting Medical Forms this year.

Troop Scoutmaster,
Jul 14, 2013, 6:43 PM