When: May 2 – 4, 2014
Where: Youghiogheny River & Ohiopyle State Park
Time: Arrive at the St. Francis parking lot at 5:00 pm on Friday, May 2nd
Return to St. Francis mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 4th
Whether this is your first whitewater rafting trip or you’re an experienced rafter, the Lower Yough (pronounced “Yok”), in the heart of The Laurel Highlands, is a blast!! Troop 55 will camp at Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania for this two night camping trip. On Saturday, you will be checking in with the rafting outfitter where you will receive your life jacket & helmet and meet a couple of your River Guides. From there you’ll be transported to the staging area where you’ll begin your river trip. Dividing into groups of 4 – 6 people, you’ll climb into your rafts for a quick introduction to river running before hitting the water. River safety, paddle strokes, boat maneuvering and what to expect on the water will all be covered. From there you’ll head to the river and the fun begins!
To secure your place on the trip, full payment is due by April 23rd. Registrations after April 23rd will include a $10 late fee and will not be guaranteed a spot on a raft.
When: April 19th and 26th Saturday 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Where: St. Francis Episcopal Church
9220 Georgetown Pike
Great Falls, VA 22066
What: We will be conducting a drive similar to Scouting for Food but we will be collecting books to benefit impoverished inner-city and rural school libraries.
When: We will meet at St. Francis Episcopal Church at 10:00am on both Saturday April 19th and Saturday April 26th from which point we will disperse to distribute bags(19th) and collect books(26th).
What to wear: Please wear Class A (Scout Shorts and Scout Shirt not the T-Shirt) and shoes comfortable for walking.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone for contributing to my fantastic scouting experience and I look forward to seeing you at my Eagle Project!