Friday, February 15, 2008

2008 White River Canoe Race July 23 - 26

Ozark Area Scouts Prepare for Paddling Race

The time has come for area Boy Scouts to start planning their summer activities. A longtime favorite for area Boy Scouts interested in canoeing is the Annual White River Canoe Race. This year July 23 through July 26 will be the 42nd run of this great Ozarks adventure race.

If your Oklahoma scouting troop is planning on taking part, drop us a comment on the Oklahoma Road Trips Blog. Other Oklahoma paddlers will want to root for your victory!

The National Invitational White River Canoe Race will take you down some of the most scenic country in America. The race is an adventure of over a hundred miles from the heart of the Ozark Mountains near Bull Shoals Lake to the foothills of Batesville, Arkansas.

Participants must be at least 14 years of age at race time and registered members of Venturing Crews, Boy Scout Troops, Varsity Teams, or Explorer Posts.

Registration is $30 per racer and advisor if registered by mail before July 1, 2008. This fee includes the race entry fee, four evening meals, and camping. Prices have increase to also cover the cost of a T-shirt. Registration is $35 per racer and advisor at Bull Shoals.

Parents, adults, race observers and guests may pay the entry fee and receive the four evening meals, but the camping is free for all.

Note: camping for the scouts is in areas of the parks that may or may not have electrical hookups. If you require electrical hookups, you must make your own reservations at the campgrounds. Water, restrooms, and showers are available at all the parks.

Our White River Kayaking Outfitters List.

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