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Canoeing Campout

posted Sep 7, 2018, 7:10 PM by Jeff Wootton   [ updated Sep 11, 2018, 7:17 PM ]

Hey scouts!  sign up now for our September campout where we'll be Canoeing on the Kankakee River.

Dates: September 21-23

AIC: Peter Mueller

Location: Kankakee River State Oark, IL

Campground: Kankakee River State Park, IL Group Camp 002, Davis Creek (see attached map)

Canoeing: the Troup will rent canoes at Reeds canoe trips. From Reed's website: "The first half of the 12-mile stretch from Momence to Aroma Park is studded with numerous small island and meanders through narrow channels, providing a very scenic trip. Numerous sandbars along the way are inviting spots for swimming breaks. Average padding time is 4 to 6 hours"

Timeline: please confirm your registration by September 15, but the earlier the better, so we can have an accurate count for the canoes rental.

Drivers: please confirm if you are driving. We will provide more details for the departure time and location when we get closer to the trip,

What to bring: appropriate camping gear. Check weather forecast. Wear swimsuit under your clothes. Bring sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat. Line all your gear bags with garbage bags. All safety gears will be provided by the rental company.