Scouts are ambitious youth looking to have all kinds of new experiences. Camping and outdoor activities are a large part of the Scouting world. Scout rafting programs at Whitewater Challengers are designed specifically for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. Our Scout Raft-O-Ree weekends give plenty of opportunity to learn about the outdoors and experience the thrills of whitewater. The Lehigh River is the best Scouting river due to it’s calmer, children friendly rapids.
Scout Rafting Patch and Certificate of Achievement
Every scout that rafts the Lehigh River with Whitewater Challengers earns a free Scout Patch and Certificate of Achievement. Present these awards at a ceremony or send them home with your Scouts to proudly wear on their uniforms. Getting over the fear of rafting or proving they can navigate the river with their buddies gives young scouts a sense of accomplishment.
Scout Raft-O-Ree Weekends
Special weekends throughout the year provide extra opportunities for learning and gathering with other Scout Troops throughout the region. Evening entertainment like nature programs with live animals, Native American history, edible plants lessons and more are held after dinner, prior to our evening bonfire. Don’t forget to bring the ingredients for s’mores for a night time bonfire at the rafting center. Stay overnight after your Scout rafting trip. Wake up the next morning to enjoy a buffet breakfast or make your own over the campfire.
Check Off Requirements for Merit Badges
Whether you are working towards a camping, orienteering, hiking, biking, whitewater or other badge there are sure to be tons of items you can check off the requirements when visiting Whitewater Challengers. Although many of these badges take several days to complete we can get you well on your way to earning them. Check out our new Inflatable Kayak (Ducky) Trips for ages 14+ on dam release weekends to complete some of your Whitewater Boy Scout Merit Badge.
Book your Scout rafting program today! This is an adventure they’ll talk about for years to come. Make visiting the Poconos an annual summer tradition.