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In July at the Summit Shakedown, we did one of the coolest activities that you can do anywhere: We went whitewater rafting.
Was I scared? No way!
Well, OK, I might have been a little.
Fun And Safe At The Same Time
Despite being just a little scary, one of the best things about the Summit and the Boy Scouts is that safety comes first. Each raft has a river guide. The guides have the coolest job, as most run the river five times a week.
As troops and crews prepare to raft, they watch a safety video. The video reminds us to keep our life vests secure and feet downstream in case we fall out. Then we learned the next most important rule: HAVE FUN!
Anyone Can Do It
Never rafted? No problem. I hadn’t either! Check out the footage here to see some beginner-level rapids rated Class II. When I go back to the Summit I am going to do a more advanced run.