BlogSomething New: Whitewater Rafting At The Summit

Posted on November 9, 2012 by
Whitewater Rafting Video At The Summit

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In July at the Summit Shakedown, we did one of the coolest activities that you can do anywhere: We went whitewater rafting.

Was I scared? No way!

Well, OK, I might have been a little.

Fun And Safe At The Same Time

Despite being just a little scary, one of the best things about the Summit and the Boy Scouts is that safety comes first. Each raft has a river guide. The guides have the coolest job, as most run the river five times a week.

Summit Whitewater Patch

As troops and crews prepare to raft, they watch a safety video. The video reminds us to keep our life vests secure and feet downstream in case we fall out. Then we learned the next most important rule: HAVE FUN!

Anyone Can Do It

Never rafted? No problem. I hadn’t either! Check out the footage here to see some beginner-level rapids rated Class II. When I go back to the Summit I am going to do a more advanced run.

Have you ever been whitewater rafting? Tell us about it in the comments.