Are your ready to zip up your dry suit, fasten your helmet and paddle down the stream to align with that down stream V? You surf the wave out of the V, fly though the rapid as you avoid a boil and perform a perfect eddy turn to watch the next craft spin out and barrel roll in that boil! Well….the Niangua doesn’t have anything close to a Class IV Rapid, but the troop always has a great time camping and floating the river!
The troop will be traveling to the River Front Camp Ground early Friday evening, September 16. There may be a few scouts traveling down early Saturday. After breakfast we will take a bus up the Niangua river, float down to our campsite for lunch, and float farther down the river after lunch. Scott Shorter is planning work on the Fly Fishing Merit Badge for a few scouts in the afternoon. We will return to KC after breakfast on Sunday morning. I can’t say that no one has ever capsized on the Niangua, but this has always been a safe and fun event for the troop.
Patrols will need to bring food and be ready to prepare Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and Sunday breakfast. Saturday lunch should be able to be readied and eaten quickly with minimal or no cooking. This is a great campout to work on those 2nd class, 1st class or Cooking Merit Badge requirements. Adults, please contact Gus Heise to volunteer to bring and prepare a meal for the adult patrol.
Cost of the trip is $42 each person. You will soon find a permission slip on the web site. Please fill out the permission slip and get to Bob Hyland no later than Monday September 5. That’s Labor Day, no troop meeting, so think ahead.
See you on the river.