2019-08-23 Ohio Pyle Whitewater Rafting Trip Sign-up and Permission Form
Whitewater Rafting Participants,

Troop 291 is going on a rafting, biking, and hiking trip to the Ohiopyle State Park in Pennsylvania on August 23-25, 2019. There are options for ALL scouts, regardless of age. Check out the PHOTOS from last years trip at https://photos.app.goo.gl/itSxbkXmRV0FDCTo2


What: The best adventure of your summer could be whitewater rafting on the Lower Youghiogheny

When: Friday 8/23/19, 5pm depart from Fairhaven to Sunday 8/25/19 return mid-afternoon. Please try and eat an early dinner (or pack a dinner) before arriving at Fairhaven. (THAT MEANS ARRIVE BEFORE 5PM)

Where: Kentuck Campground, Dunbar, PA 15431 - https://goo.gl/maps/mMa4i

Fees:
- $115 for Lower Yough including lunch in rafting package (12 years and up)
- $80 for Middle Yough (under 12)
- $190 for Upper Yough including lunch in rafting package (16 years and up)

includes the rafting fee, food, and campsite fees. Scouts will need money for a Sunday lunch stop coming back. Since this is a 3.5 to 4 hour drive (depending on traffic), each scout should contributing gas money to their driver.

Required: The Laurel Highlands permission slip. Different forms depending on your rafting option.
Lower Yough Permission slip:http://www.laurelhighlands.com/pdf/lower_yough.pdf
Middle Yough Permission slip: http://www.laurelhighlands.com/pdf/middle_yough.pdf
Upper Yough Permission slip: http://www.laurelhighlands.com/pdf/upper_yough.pdf
BSA requires that all scouts have either the swimming merit badge or have passed the swim test at summer camp.

You can extend your stay and do the following for an additional cost:
Biking, Hiking, natural water slide, Falling Waters, George Washington Fort, etc. on Monday

Planning meeting:
Wednesday, August 15, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Fairhaven Church, 12801 Darnestown Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Mandatory meeting for all.
Patrols, Patrol Leaders, Grubmasters, Patrol Q's, and menus will be determined.

Payment:
Due by Sunday, August 4th
Send check to Paola Marugan by dropping off or mailing to
16500 Apache Lane,
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
We have reserved space for 40 total. You will not be signed up for the trip until you turn in your full payment and the Waiver and Release of Liability form from Laurel Highlands River Tours


There are 3 rafting options available. All are fully guided.

Lower Yough: Must be 12 or older to choose this option. Enjoy the beauty and sheer excitement of the Lower Yough River. The seven and a half miles of Class III and IV rapids will challenge and excite, but not intimidate even the novice rafter. The highly trained and professional staff will guide you through an exciting experience that you will not soon forget. This part of the Youghiogheny provides a great rafting experience. All tours include transportation to and from the river, all the equipment necessary for the day, and a riverside deli-style lunch. See http://www.laurelhighlands.com/rafting/lower-yough-rafting/?wppa-occur=1&wppa-cover=0&wppa-album=3&wppa-photo=194

(NOTE: Youths that are 11 year old, weigh over 70 lbs and have a chest larger than 24 inches are also allowed on the Lower Yough IF they sign a special permission slip)

Middle Yough: Recommended for all scouts under 12. The calm and scenic Middle Yough’s Class I and II rapids are a great introduction to whitewater rafting. By paddling the gentle waters of this nine-mile section of river, you will enjoy the unending beauty and wildlife of the Laurel Highlands. The rafts will seat from three to six rafters comfortably. All tours include transportation from the check-in area, all the equipment necessary for the day, and a riverside deli-style lunch. Additionally, guides accompany all tours to provide river assistance and entertainment, and to answer any questions you might have along the way. See http://www.laurelhighlands.com/rafting/middle-yough-rafting/?wppa-occur=1&wppa-cover=0&wppa-album=2&wppa-photo=206

Upper Yough: Must be 16 or older with an adult and prior experience. The difficulty level is high. Only 3 spots have been reserved.

We have reserved space for 55 total. You will not be signed up for the trip until you turn in your full payment and the Waiver and Release of Liability form from Laurel Highlands River Tours. Any adult or scout attending will need to have their health insurance card and their current BSA Health and Medical Record on file with the Troop.

For additional information contact organizer: Paola Marugan 484-888-8256 or via email at cpm52@live.com

Once you sign up for a trip, your fee is required and expected whether you attend or not. Due to food planning and registration committed fees refunds are not possible.

You must go through this sign up form for each *ADULT* and *SCOUT* attending the trip. You must be the legal guardian of the *SCOUT* for the signup process as you are granting permission and acknowledging your consent for that scout for this event.

Please enter legal guardian's or adult participant's email below. By entering my email address in this form, I understand and agree to grant my permission as the parent or legal guardian for my participant listed below to participate in the above event.
Email address *
First Name *
Participant's first name - Scout or Adult, no nicknames or abbreviations.
Your answer
Middle Initial *
Participant's middle INITIAL.
Your answer
Last Name *
Participant's last name.
Your answer
Cell Phone *
NOT PARTICIPANT's CELL PHONE. Guardian's or adult participant's cell phone is for contact purposes. You may supply an alternate number if you do not have a cell phone.
Your answer
Questions or Comments?
Allergy or health issue reminder. General comment or note to trip leaders.
Your answer
Rafting Option *
Lower Yough (12 and over), Middle Yough (under 12), and Upper Yough (16 and over) - see descriptions above
Biking *
Biking on Sunday
Hiking *
Monday (natural water slide, Falling Water Tour, Caving, hiking)
Unit/Organization *
(Select your unit, or the unit of your scout/venturer/or other)
Age *
For the lower Yough whitewater rafting your scout must be 12 years of age at the time of the trip, have the swimming merit badge, or passed the BSA swim test within 1 year of the trip. We could make arrangements to administer a swim test if needed. Please email the trip organizer. Participants age. Select Adult or a scout's age. ( Note: If a Scout is 11 year old, weighs more than 70 lbs and has a chest bigger than 24 inches they can also go on the lower Yough)
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