This is a high-adventure style trip that scouts age 12 and above can attend. We’ll be canoeing on the Shenandoah River in Virginia for 4 days and 3 nights. We'll carry our gear and food with us in the canoes and camp each night at a different spot on the river.

The trip will start in Front Royal Virginia. We’ll paddle north towards the Potomac and camp in the national forest along the way. Mileage will vary depending on water and weather conditions. We’ll shoot for getting 50 miles and see if we can earn the 50 miler award.

Trip Details
Who can go: Scouts age 12 and older and adults.

When and Where:
July 6th - Depart TMES, 6:00pm
We will drive to Front Royal and camp at a campsite near the outfitter.
Front Royal is about 2.5 hour drive

July 7 - 10 - Canoe on Shenandoah River
Canoe 7/7, 7/8, 7/9 and morning of 7/10
Camp on-river nights of 7/7, 7/8, 7/9
Two nights camping in wilderness along river in National Forest campsites. One night spent at Front Royal Canoe base camp.

July 10th afternoon - return to TMES (arrival time TBD, sometime late day)
Final day, canoe to final destination, shuttle back to cars and return home.

Cost: $150 per person
Covers cost of canoes, paddles, life jackets and food.
Scouts should plan on contributing $10 each for transportation to their driver.

Sign up: Between now and June 1st. Click here
Full payment due by June 13th Troop meeting.  

Training prerequisites:
-  Have earned significant portion of canoeing merit badge. I.e. knows parts of a canoe, paddling strokes and has some practice in a canoe.
-  Able to swim