BSA Troop 328

Oak Ridge, Tennessee

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Whitewater Rafting

On the weekend of August 26-27 the troop went whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River. We used Ocoee Inn Rafting as our outfitter. We met at Kern at 11:00AM and got to the outfitter in plenty of time to check-in for our 2:00PM trip and do the prep work for the new BSA White Water Rafting patch. We paddled 5 miles on the middle section of the river with class 3 and class 4 rapids and we were on the water for about 2 hours. The rafts and all of the gear we needed was supplied by the outfitter and there was be a guide in all three of our rafts. The trip down the river was awesome. Few of us got thrown out of the raft but were able to be hauled back in. We were also able to complete all the requirements fot white water pacth. After rafting we headed over to Thunder Rock campground which is run by the US Forest Service. We stayed at campsites #38, #39, #40, #41, and #42 and we had a very plesant evening. We got back to Kern around 11:30AM on Sunday morning. The cost for this outing was $35.00 to pay for the outfitter, food, and the campground.

Packing Checklist
Ocoee Inn Rafting Waiver Form

Here is the "before" picture right after we checked in with the outfitter.

Here is the first raft in the group guided by Matt:

Here is the second raft guided by Matt's other brother Matt:

Here is the third raft guided by Mariah:

Here is the "after" picture. Every one made it back in one piece.