Date: Friday, May 26th through Sunday, May 28th, 2017
Paddle amongst the Bald Cypress of the beautiful Lynches River. The Lynches River rises in NC near Waxhaw at about 700 feet elevation, flowing on a short distance to the SC border, and then joins the Pee Dee River near Johnsonville. It is about 140 miles long. The section starting at Lee State Park and ending at Big Pee Dee River has been designated as the longest wild and scenic river in SC. We will be staying at RiverRat’s, which happens to be located about center of the scenic river section. It’s the perfect spot to kayak, swim on sandy beaches, catch critters, and to lose track of time in the slow pace of the great outdoors! The campsite is located about 10 miles outside of Florence, SC at 2740 Indigo Landing Road, Scranton, SC 29591. www.riverratsc.com Check out their photo gallery.
Adults: $52 – Scouts 13 and over – $47 – Scouts 12 and under – $39
This price includes: 2 nights camping, boat, paddle, shuttle, PFD jacket and grubmaster food fees.
We will be taken a 10 mile trip, which takes 5 – 6 hours, depending upon the water height. The water is generally flat and calm, about 3 – 4 feet in depth in most places and travels at a rate of 2 – 3 mph. It is a windy river that can be 40 – 50 wide in places.
Grubmaster opportunities are available.
The campsite has two showers and two bathrooms. There is also a volleyball court, foosball, slack line, and a swingset at the campsite. Scouts need to bring a bathing suit, hat, sun screen and bug spray.
Attending adults are asked to go to https://my.scouting.org/ and take the quick online courses:
– Safe Swim Defense
– Safety Afloat
In addition to the standard BSA Troop 250 permission slip, scouts will be asked to have a signed River Rats waiver. A copy is attached for you to view. Both the permission slip and River Rats waiver will be sent out a couple of days prior to the trip.
Please contact Miss Debbie at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or wish to sign up to be a Grubmaster. Note: Your Saturday lunch will need to be packed in a small cooler to bring in the canoe and prepared either after breakfast or made for your grub patrol at a picnic site and eaten downstream.
Reservations end: Monday, May 22nd