Troop 505 Nolichucky River Class IV Whitewater Expedition Sep 9-11


Troop 505 is traveling west for a whitewater adventure on the Nolichucky River. The Nolichucky River is one of the top 10 whitewater rafting river runs in the nation. Guides will instruct the scouts how to raft on whitewater. Scouts will hone their whitewater skills while rafting on the Nolichucky River for most of Saturday. Scouts will return to camp Saturday evening and return to Chapel Hill on Sunday morning. Scouts going on this trip will need to signed waiver as well as having a completed BSA health form.

Learn more about the Nolichucky River at:

Learn more about USA Raft Adventures (the whitewater tour guides) at:


Food: $17 (Saturday lunch provided by USA Raft Adventures)

Travel: $18-$22

Campsite Fee: $10

Miscellaneous: $85 (Activity fee for whitewater rafting)


Scouts will need to pack their regular camping equipment for a weekend outing. Scouts will car camp Friday and Saturday evening and will prepare their meals at camp. Look on the Troop 505 website for a list of camping gear needed for the typical camping trip. Scouts will also need to think about they need to wear for their time on the whitewater. Clothes made of fast drying material might be a good choice. Scouts should certainly pack 2 pair of shoes on this trip. Scout will want to pack an extra set of dry clothes to change into on Saturday evening as well.


Please fill out the following waiver and have it signed by your Guardian prior to drop-off Friday night:


Friday June 21, 2013

5:00pm- depart from American Legion for camp area. Eat dinner on way.

9:00pm- arrive at camping area, Roan Mountain State Park, 527 Highway 143, Roan Mountain, TN 37687

10:00pm- lights out

Saturday June 22, 2013

6:45am- Reveille, breakfast in patrols, prepare for whitewater adventure

8:00am- depart for Nolichucky meeting area, USA Raft Nolichucky River Outpost, 2 Jones Branch Road, Erwin, TN 37650

9:15am- arrive at Nolichucky meeting area, begin whitewater training, begin trip down the Nolichucky River

~1:00pm – eat lunch along river (lunch provided by USA Raft Adventures)

~4:30pm- finish rafting, return equipment

5:00pm- depart for camp

5:45pm- arrive in camp, dinner by patrols

7:30pm-TBA by Scoutmaster

10:00pm- lights out

Sunday June 23, 2013

7:15am-Reveille, break down camp

8:00am- Scouts own, (class A uniform)

8:20am- load up vehicles, depart for Chapel Hill, eat breakfast on way

~12:15-12:30pm- arrive at Chapel Hill American Legion