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I met yesterday with Jason at the Scout Office, who gave me a lot of very intelligent feedback on the canoeing adventure program I'm trying to develop. It looks like we will be able to go live with it at the January University of Scouting. Of course, it will remain to be seen if we can actually get anyone interested in participating, but according to Jason, it's the only canoeing/kayaking/rafting program he's ever heard of, so it will have the advantage of novelty.

My Wife has been utterly pwned for the last three days by a virulent head cold, but today she was able to get up and go out for lunch, so there is improvement. Happy husband! Tomorrow is a knitting-and-coffee session she has been looking forward to, and it looks like she will be able to make it.

The Box, Mark II, has been cut out and assembled (only one serious bad edge, where the saw insisted on pulling left), and I was able to reduce most of the ugly edges with just a little rasp work. For me, this is good. Tomorrow, we shall see if I can make the lid. This time for certain, as Bullwinkle would say.

We were supposed to spend today finishing up painting the troop shed (25x25 base, 15-foot peak), but no one else showed up, so I rolled paint until I ran out of the main color and called it a day's work.


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Oct. 12th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Feels good...
Oct. 12th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Canoeing adventures are a blast. I should get you in touch with my scoutmaster. We've done canoeing trips all over the country; the North Platte, Yellostone Lake, Minnesota Boundary Waters, as well as regular sea kayaking off the coast of Alaska...

Oct. 12th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
I would VERY much like to hear from you about good places for canoeing, rafting and kayaking in your part of the world and elsewhere. Once this program gets launched, I'm hoping other councils will see it and use it, like we use San Francisco Bay's hike program.

- places to go
- outfitters and guides
- equipment

I can't directly link to non-BSA sites, but I can list suggested places.
Oct. 13th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
The ones listed above are what come readily to mind. We also did day trips down the Green River, from the Flaming Gorge Dam to Little Hole.

I will contact my old Scout Troop and see what they have to reccomend. In the meantime, I can tell you that canoeing the back side of Lake Yellowstone was the most awesome trip I've ever taken. (I also seem to recall that the troop took a High Adventure trip up Flaming Gorge Reservoir when I was too young to go...)

Send be the best contact info, and I'll get you directly in touch with my troop. :)


Edited at 2008-10-13 01:44 am (UTC)
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