Boy Scouts of America


2016 Canoe Trip Report

Troop 111 had a successful and fun canoe trip in August.  Our original plan was to cover 12 miles of the Potomac River.  Thanks to a breezy headwind and a few other factors, we stopped at the Point of Rocks landing after covering 6 miles (although some of us zigzagged enough to paddle closer to 7), which helped make it a great, relaxing trip.  The river was beautiful, and the water was perfect for staying cool.  Some of the OG’s caught fish, and some of the boys caught a glimpse of a water snake.  We stopped on a rock island for lunch, and the Troop cleaned up some trash along the way.

-TG, Troop 111 Webmaster/Historian

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Canoe Trip

On the second weekend of August, we went canoeing on the James River. We were dropped off about eight miles upstream of our campsite and we paddled our way back down through a few rapids and herds of tubers. Though an OG’s phone was dropped in the river, it was fortunate to have the luxury of a water proof case. Following the canoeing, those who were not weary played manhunt for a few hours. All who went had a great trip.