The 15th annual 18th scout group canoe trip
On Saturday, October 28, the 18th scout group packed the vans full and hit the road to the Red Deer River for the scout canoe trip. During the trip the scouts will canoe roughly around 20 kilometres to the camp site. Later in the day, they will eat and go to bed. After a long night they will take the long trip back to home.
They got to the start of the trip and they unstrapped the canoes and put on life jackets. 20 minutes later they are out on the river waters and heading to the camp site. The trip was supposed to be 6 hours long from 12:00pm to 6:30pm, but it turned out their estimate was way off. After 2 and a half hours they went 4 of the 20 kilometres and they decided to cut it short, so they cut it to 13 kilometres. On the last stretch Matthew Downing and his canoe buddy, Chase flipped into the freezing waters of the Red Deer river, quickly escaping to the shore. “It really sucks to see happy scouts flip into the river” said scout leader Paul. The scouts pulled up under a bridge and waited for the vans to come from the original site. Looking down from the bridge it looked like a bunch of tramps standing by a fire. The vans came 3 hours later because 2 of the leaders had to paddle hard for hours to get the vans and drive back. The scouts piled in and headed for the camp to get some much needed rest.
In the end 2 kids fell in and they ate turkey jerky for dinner. The ride back was pretty smooth and all of the kids were happy to see their parents after a long weekend. To register your child with Scouts Canada go to: www.scouts.ca
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