2018 Oklahoma Watersport Campout

posted May 1, 2018, 6:41 PM by McKinney Troop   [ updated May 1, 2018, 6:43 PM ]
Good evening Troop 531, 

Just a gentle reminder signup is due Saturday May 5th and the Swim test is Sunday May 6th from 6pm-8pm at the McKinney Apex Center.

Also note:   Non-slip water-shoes are required for ALL activities [NO FLIP FLOPS]

When:          May 11-13
Where:        Riversports Adventure, OKC (Boathouse District location) 
                    on Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm
Camping:      We will camp in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area near Sulphur, OK
                    on Fri and Sat nights
Other            YES!!!  There are many other activities available at Riversports Adventure,
Activities?? including:  Sky Trail, zipline, flatwater kayaking, stand up paddle boarding,
                    BMX course, extreme water slides, climbing walls, and extreme jumping.
                    Click on https://www.riversportokc.org/boathouse-district/adventures/
                    for pictures and descriptions. 
Restrictions: In order to do the whitewater, stand up paddle boarding, and flatwater kayaking
                      you must be classified as a “Swimmer” according to BSA Swim Test guidelines.
                    A “Nonswimmer” or “Beginner” can do all of the land-based activities.
Swim Test:  The Troop is having our annual swim test from 6-8 pm on Sunday, May 6 at
                    the Apex Center on El Dorado.  More details to follow regarding swim test.
Drivers:        We will not be able to have this campout if we don’t have enough drivers.  The
                    Scouts are very enthused about this campout and the initial poll showed over
                    30 wanting to attend.
Cost:            $66.50 admission to park, which includes box lunch (food can’t be brought in)
                    $10/passenger gas money to be given to drivers for their 6 hour round trip drive
                $4 fee to cover the campsite (2 sites at $30/each/day, so $120 total)
                    We will hit up a CiCi’s pizza for dinner, because we have a 1 ½ hour drive
                    from the park back to the campsite, so each Scout needs to bring $7ish for dinner.
Sign-up Due:   Please sign up for this campout by this Saturday May 5th so we will know if we have enough drivers.
Questions?  Please contact Chris Kiger  chriskiger@att.net  or (214) 945-5522