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2004 August Canoeing Trip

August Canoeing Trip

Our August Camping Trip (8/20 - 8/22) will take us to the Shenandoah Valley for a day of canoeing. We'll be camping near the town of Luray and spend most of Saturday on the river. Canoe basics will be taught at the Troop meetings leading up to the trip. You must sign up and pay for the trip at the Troop Meeting on August 11th since we need a head count to secure the canoes. Call Mr. Hughes 363-3405 for more details.
Permission Slip

Here is the permission slip which is due by the August 11th troop meeting. This is necessary to reserve the proper number of canoes for the trip.

Here are some important reminders and instructions for the Shenandoah River Trip:

  1. Canoeing instructions this Wednesday night at the Pavilion, 6pm. If you have a Board Of Review this Wednesday, bring your Class A Scout uniform to change into after the Canoeing Class.
  2. At the Troop Meeting this Wednesday – you will need to work out who you will tent with over the weekend
  3. There are 17 boys and 7 adults on this trip
  4. What you will need for the weekend:
    1. We will be tent camping – everyone should have their tents at this point
    2. We will not be backpacking this weekend – duffel bags are fine for carrying your Scout gear and clothing
    3. Warm clothes for the evenings – it may be cool at night
    4. Swim trunks & tee shirt for the river – sunglasses & a hat would be advisable
    5. Proper Shoes For The River – old tennis shoes are best or hard soled water shoes!
  5. Food – all meals will be provided be troop. Scouts will be assigned to cook over the weekend.
  6. Itinerary:
    1. Friday, 5 pm, Woodlake Church – assemble to depart in Class A Uniforms
    2. 5:30 pm - we will depart at 5:30 pm sharp!
    3. Saturday ~ all day on the river.
    4. Leave Luray, VA around noon on Sunday ~ bring $5 for a (potential) McDonald’s stop on the way home
    5. Arrive Woodlake Church about 3 pm

Canoeing Merit Badge

Scouts who want to work on the Canoe Merit Badge can use this weekend to complete many of the requirements. We will talk about the Merit Badge on Friday night and you can sign up to work on the badge at that time.
Aj Mezynski,
Mar 1, 2009, 3:18 PM