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Whitewater Trips for Boy Scouts and Venturers

There are many great whitewater rafting trips for Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews. This is a great summer activity to replace traditional Scout camp and earn the 50 Miler Award or the Whitewater Merit Badge.

We can help you find a rafting trip that is right for your troop. One of our owners (Zach) is an Eagle Scout who worked at Boy Scout summer camps over eight summers including two summers in a high adventure base in the Sierra Mountains. He can bring his knowledge of Scouting and rafting together to recommend a great trip.

We can typically negotiate a discount for Boy Scout Troops due to the large size of the groups and the different requirements for food. We've listed several trips that can satisfy the requirements for the 50 Miler Award.


The Klamath River (California)

The Klamath River begins near Crater Lake in Oregon and flows to its outlet in the Pacific Ocean in Northern California. Along its way it picks up water from the Siskiyou Mountains, Marble Mountains, Salmon Mountains, and the Trinity Alps. This trip will typically begin along Highway 96 near the town of Happy Camp in Northern California.

The entire length of this run is along Highway 96, but it is rarely noticeable while you are on the river. The river hass mostly class II and III, except for the class IV Dragon's Tooth Rapid. This rapid is a challenging drop that is easy to walk around as the guides run the boats through.

 

Trip Length :

3-5 days
26-53 miles

Rating :

Class III (one IV)

Season :

June to Aug

Tour Price :

$475 (3 day)
$525 (4 day)
$625 (5 day)


The Middle Fork of the Salmon (Idaho)

Rafting down the Middle Fork of the Salmon is truly considered a world class trip. The river trip starts at Boundary Creek or Indian Creek amidst a pine forest and changes ecological zones each day until we end up floating through the steep-walled 'Impassible canyon.' This canyon is a great place to earn Environmental Sciences Merit Badge.

The first half of the trip tends to be cool and we will have the opportunity to stop at one of the numerous hot springs along the river. There are many side streams along the river that continually add flow as we make our way through the canyon. This trip is ideal for older scouts looking for a true adventure.

 

Trip Length :

5 days
75 to 100 miles

Rating :

Class III to IV

Season :

June to Aug

Tour Price :

$1040


The Main Salmon (Idaho)

The Main Salmon, also known as the "River of no Return," is a large river. This canyon has large beaches, large campsites, large rapids, and large stretches of flat water. This trip would be great for a Boy Scout group due to its great campsites and many rapids that are both safe and fun. Most outfitters provide inflatable kayaks which are always a favorite for young boys.

This is a wild and scenic wilderness canyon so there is no road access along the river. Black ear, moose, elk, and big horn sheep are common.

 

Trip Length :

5 days
82 miles

Rating :

Class III

Season :

July to Aug

Tour Price :

$890


Desolation Canyon on the Green River (Utah)

Desolation is a classic desert canyon in Southern Utah. It is know as a straightforward river even though it has over fifty rapids with big rolling waves. Inflatable kayaks are the craft of choice on this beautiful river.

This river is known for its groves of greenwood trees, clear side streams, and white sand beaches. Desolation Canyon is the perfect river trips of all ages of Scouts. This trip is ideal for the troop that is looking for a solitude and wilderness.

 

Trip Length :

7 days
84 miles

Rating :

Class II to III

Season :

July to Aug

Tour Price :

$940

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