Boy Scouts of America Troop 1097  Serving Gaithersburg, Germantown & N. Potomac 

High Adventure Canoe Trip down the James River

  • 24 Jun 2018
  • 30 Jun 2018
  • Goshen Scout Reservation-Camp Lenhoksin


  • Adults may pay a nominal fee depending on the number who go.

Registration is closed

James River Canoe Trek

Canoe the James River for 4 nights and 5 days and take in one of Virginia’s most scenic rivers. Paddle 61 miles of the historic upper James River in Virginia from the headwaters at Iron Gate to the Snowden Dam. Experience over 100 class I rapids, and 20 challenging class II rapids, and the infamous Balcony Falls rapid. Bring your fishing pole and try your hand at fishing along the way. Camp nightly at wilderness river side locations along the way. Add an optional river clean up project and this trek meets the 50 Miler award requirements.

Crews arrive at Camp Baird base camp on Sunday. All medical checks and swim tests will be conducted at Base Camp. The camp will outfit you with food and see to it that you are ready to hit the river on Monday.

Crew Size Minimum 8 people
Minimum Age 13 years old by September 1
Experience Level Participants should have basic skills and familiarity with moving water and whitewater paddling. Prior canoeing experience is a must.
Training Requirements All Adults must have:
+ Youth Protection Training

One or more crew members must have:
+ Wilderness First Aid
+ Weather Hazards Training
+ Safe Swim Defense
+ Safety Afloat
+ Aquatics Supervision: Paddle Craft Safety

Camp Registration Information

Early Discount Price ($40 off) Youth: $410
Adult: Free
April 13
Regular Price Youth: $450
Adult: Free
May 18
Late Registration Price ($40 more) Youth: $490
Adult: Free
After May 18

*All units will receive two free adult leaders per unit!

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