IMPORTANT NOTE: All people (adults and Scouts) who want to raft MUST pass the BSA Swim Test, which will be offered at some point in the next few weeks.

When:   June 2–June 4, 2023

Where:  Lower Yough River in Ohiopyle PA. Scouts will camp at Benner's Meadow Run Campground, Farmington PA.

Organizer and Contact Info:  Cliff Stevens:

Cost / Payment:  $161.70 per person. The cost increased this year due to a higher charge by the rafting company, including a pizza lunch after rafting, and a cheaper group site was not available at Benner’s campground (instead we will be in our own loop of individual sites closer to the store, game room, and pool).

Travel Details: Meet at the church on Friday at 4:45.  Will return on Sunday around 12 or 1pm.

Meal Info:  

Friday:  Bag dinner in the car while traveling

Saturday:  All meals will be provided (breakfast and dinner by the rafting company and lunch from a local pizza shop).  

Sunday: Donut breakfast provided by the adults.

Equipment Required:  

  • Swim wear / clothes that can get wet.
  • Bring a light rain jacket to wear under your lifejacket. 
  • Wear shoes that can get wet (no Crocs or flip flops!).
  • Bring a towel
  • The water can be cold so bring clothes to warm up in.
  • Wear CLOSED-TOE shoes that can get wet (no Crocs or flip flops!)


Bring money for snacks and souvenirs. The rafting company sells snacks and the Scouts often like a treat (e.g., an ice cream bar) after the rafting trip.

Guides in boats: Adults, when you sign up please indicate if you want to be in a raft with a guide. We will have guides for all boats with Scouts.

Relevant Links:   Lower Yough Info

Permission Slips: 

Wilderness Voyageurs Form.  Please complete the ONLINE waiver forms for any adults AND children who are participating.  The reservation number is #130122 (under the name Stevens).  Save a copy of the waiver confirmation and send it to me ( so I know that your form is complete!  

 Wilderness Voyageurs Waiver Form

Sign-Up Instructions:  First Name and Last Initial only.  No last names please.  Adults indicate if want to be in a boat with guide. 

We only have 30 spots currently for rafting, including scouts and adults. 

Once they fill up, it may be impossible to obtain more but Mr. Stevens will try.