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2011 Whitewater Rafting
White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

Event Description The troop is planning a whitewater rafting outing for July 2011. The outing consists of two separate trips. Scouts and adults may participate in either or both. The first on Saturday is a trip down the Class I/II Hiwassee River in Tennessee. The Hiwassee River is suitable for anyone who is classified as a swimmer. Participants may choose from one person kayaks, one person inflatable kayaks, two person inflatable kayaks (great fun for younger scouts) and rafts. The inflatable kayaks are almost impossible to tip over. On Sunday more experienced scouts may try Ocoee whitewater rafting. The Ocoee was the site of the 1996 Olympics whitewater events and is viewed as one of the premier whitewater rivers in the country if not the world. The Ocoee is rated as almost continuous Class III/IV. See links below for additional information. Note that the rivers are close to Chattanooga which offers many family activities such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Rock City, and Raccoon Mountain (overnight caving).
Date and Time 22 - 24 July 2011 (Hiwassee only participants)
22 - 25 July 2011 (Hiwassee and Ocoee participants)
Location Hiwassee and Ocoee Rivers in Tennessee
Cost Hiwassee River
   One person sit-on-top kayak -- $30
   One person inflatable kayak -- $30
   Two person inflatable kayak -- $44 ($22 per person)
   Rafts -- $17 per person

Ocoee River
   Middle Ocoee -- $32
   Full River (includes lunch and Olympic course) -- $68

   $6 per person per night

Food and transportation additional

$25 deposit due no later than 12 April 2011
Activity Leader Mr. Brian Kowal,
Required Items All forms must be submitted to Mr. Kowal on or before 29 March 2011
Activity Consent Form - Please advise of any food allergies by annotating the Consent Form
Hiwassee Outfitters Release Form
Ocoee OAR Waiver Form
click here for Whitewater Rafting flyer

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