Delaware Canoe Trip

Troop 10 went on the annual four day/three night Delaware River canoe trip from June 26-29, 2014. About 50 scouts and adults were in attendance. The weather was great and the river was high from rain that had occurred earlier in the week. Troop 10 set up base camp at their traditional campgrounds on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware River on Thursday, with scouts and adults disbursed throughout the site. The Troop 10 canoe adventure started on Friday after lunch where the scouts put in upstream near Callicoon, New York, and canoed down through Skinners Falls rapids and pulled the canoes out at base camp. On Saturday, the scouts woke up early and put the canoes in at base camp and canoed to Kittatinny Campgrounds. While at the campgrounds, some of the scouts (and adults) used the opportunity to zipline down a 3,000 foot cable and reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. On Sunday, everyone woke up early, packed the tents, and took everything down stream slightly south of Kittatinny Campgrounds where the scouts put the canoe's in the Delaware River for the final leg of the trip to Port Jarvis. Overall, the Scouts canoed about 45 on the river.

Highlights of canoeing included rapids, water fights, canoe capsizing, scout hijacking (cough, cough Paul), and bald eagle watching. When not camping, the Troop ate great meals, and played Frisbee games, soccer, risk, and extreme hot potato. On Friday night the scouts watched "Miracle" and Saturday night they watched "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Good times!!

--Robert Bozarth

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