Troop 129

Whitewater Rafting & Camping

It’s time for whitewater rafting!! This year, we are heading back to North Carolina and using the Rolling Thunder River Company. We rafted there last year and had a great experience. The trip will take place July 12 – 14.  

To mix things up, we will offer both the Nantahala River and the Ocoee River (for anyone interested in a more challenging whitewater rafting experience). The Nantahala River has Class I and II rapids with a Class III fall at the end. The Ocoee River has Class III and IV rapids. Please note that Scouts must be at least 12 years old to raft the Ocoee River.

Scouts will be covered by the Troop, and the cost for registered adults will be $48 per person. We will have a guide in all the rafts. 

Last year we used the onsite bunkhouse, but this year we will be camping. The campsite cost will be covered by the Troop. 

For those headed to the Northern Tier high adventure a week later, please remember to play it safe. If you do something as simple as hurt your ankle, it could be impactful to your upcoming trip. Please consider that when/if you sign-up for this event.

Please complete one of the sign-up sheets below. You can choose to raft the Nantahala River or the Ocoee River.

[Nantahala River (all ages) Sign-up Sheet]

[Ocoee River (age 12+) Sign-up Sheet]

Finally, as with our typical campouts, everyone attending will need to pay $16 for food.

The sign-up will close June 27, and payments will be due on the same date. This due date applies for both the rafting fees and the food costs noted above. Please submit payment via [PayPal], or bring your payment to Ms. Jean Hilyard or Ms. Joni Johnston.