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					                            TROOP 154 BSA

      INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE FUN AS THE TROOP DOES

Whitewater Rafting on the Lehigh River
  Friday, May 22nd through
  Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Rain or Shine - The Troop is
rafting the Lehigh River on
the 2009 Memorial Day
weekend water release date.

     Shoot the rapids all day
      Saturday followed by a
      hotdog cookout.

     Friday overnight tent camping at PA NE BSA Acahela Camp.

     Observe wildlife. Spot eagles, hawks and a host of other animals.

     Star gazing. Identify stars, constellations and planets.

     Take photos of activities and the Delaware River scenery.

     We will cook Saturday breakfast and brown bag lunch. Dinner will
      be provided by Jim Thorpe Adventures.

     Back home for Memorial Day weekend!

              Questions? Call Jane Lichtig 908.707.1186
                        http://www.jtraft.com/



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30 SPOTS HAVE BEEN SECURED – G ET YOUR RESERVATIONS IN ASAP.        WE
    WILL ADD NEW RESERVATIO NS BASED ON JT RAFTING AVAILABILITY
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                                 Meals:
                 Friday Dinner – Eat before you leave !!!
                      Saturday Breakfast – Scouts
                   Saturday Brown bag lunch - Scouts
             Saturday Dinner is included in the Rafting price

                             Cost of the trip:
        The cost is to you is $43.00** per person which includes:
                            1 Night of camping
                              All day raft trip
                              Saturday Dinner

                           Cancellation Policy
     Cancellations must be made by May 8th and carry a $10 cancellation
          fee/reservation. There are no refunds after May 8 th.

                              Optional:
  Jim Thorpe offers Wet Suit Rental: $6.00 for Wetsuit top, $6.00 for
        wetsuit bottom, $5.00 for booties, and $3.00 for gloves

                                Schedule:
We will leave the church parking lot at 6:00 PM on Friday for Camp Acahela
– Large Pines Campsite. Arrival by 9:40am to Jim Thorpe River Adventure
         and return at approximately 8:00 pm on Saturday evening.

     WHAT DOES JIM THORPE RIVER ADVENTURES PROVIDE?
               • More fun than you can shake a stick at
                      • Professional River Guides
            • Raft, Personal Flotation Device, and Paddle
               • Waterproof containers for your lunch
                 • Comfortable heated changing rooms
                      • Shady, scenic picnic area
        • Free Hot-Dog Cookout after your trip on weekends
                          • Free Hot Showers



  ** Troop is subsidizing $6.50 per person.
Personal Camping Gear Essentials
    Rafting clothes: Wool, lycra, waterproof materials (or wetsuit rental!)
    Closed shoes for rafting, e.g., old sneakers but no sandals or flip-flops
    Pocketknife (Have your Totin’ Chip)
    Change of clothing (long sleeve shirt, long pants with belt, underwear,
      socks)
    Shoes for camp
    Rain gear/ windbreaker (with hood)
    Water bottle
    Flashlight (check your batteries)
    Trail snack (GORP, energy bar, etc.)
    Matches and fire starters
    Sleeping bag
    Sleeping pad
    Knife, fork and spoon set
    Mess kit or cup and bowl
    Personal kit with chapstick, toothpaste & tooth brush, comb,
      washcloth, soap and towel

   Optional
    Watch
    Camera, film
    Binoculars
    Note pad and pencil
    Fishing gear

   All gear and equipment should be in top condition.

   All participants will be using PFD (personal flotation device) and must
   have passed the BSA Swim Test.

   Gear will be packed when we depart camp. Plan on taking minimal
   gear into the raft i.e. lunch and windbreaker. Bring string and
   plastic bag. DO NOT bring glass bottles or containers of any kind.

   Plan on changing into clean, dry clothing before drive back to NJ.
                Troop/Patrol overnight camping gear

      Tents
      First aid kit
      Dining fly, poles, ropes and stakes
      Coleman lantern
      Compass
      Toasting grill for bagels
      Patrol box
          o Aluminum foil
          o Paper towels
          o Coleman stove
          o Propane cylinders
          o Matches
          o Fire starter
          o Work light
          o Coffee pot
          o Cook kit
          o Chefs kit
          o Water jug and purification tablets
          o 3 wash basins for washing/rinsing and sanitizing
          o Dish soap, scrub pad, bleach
          o Entrenching tool
          o Hot pot tongs
          o Saw
          o Toilet paper
          o Zip lock bags
          o Salt, pepper & spices
          o Wire, string, duct tape and rope
          o Trash bags
          o (2) 4’ x 4’ plastic sheets
          o Sewing repair kit

Optional:
       Baseball, soccer ball, Frisbee, fishing gear
                   Directions to the Camp Acahela
  From I-80: Exit at Blakeslee. Take Route 115 N (approx. 4 miles) to Camp
Acahela sign on your left. Make a left at the sign and follow road into camp.
 (Note: While Camp directions show 6 miles from Rt I-80, it was closer to 4
      miles and Entrance sign is hard to see.) CAMPSITE: BIG PINES

        From I-78W: Take 33N to Rt 80W. Follow above directions.




   Directions to Jim Thorpe Adventures (from Camp Acahela)
 Take Rt 115 South to 903 South. Travel 17 miles. Make sharp Right onto
     Main Street. End at Jim Thorpe Adventures, 1 Adventure Lane.
    Directions to Jim Thorpe Adventures (from Bridgewater)
 Take Rt 78W to Rt 309N toward Rt 22. Take Rt 22W to Rt 476N to exit 74
  Mahoniny Valley. After toll, bear left onto Rt 209S. When you enter Jim
 Thorpe, in center of town make right to stay on Rt 209S. Turn Right onto
PA-903N. At end of bridge, bear left. Follow signs for Jim Thorpe entrance.
                            TROOP 154 B.S.A. Pluckemin, New Jersey
                        PERMISSION SLIP (Due by: May 1, 2009 to Jane Lichtig)

ACTIVITY: Rafting the Lehigh River and overnight tent camping

LOCATION: Jim Thorpe Adventures

DATE(S): Friday, May 22nd to Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

TIME(S): Depart Church parking lot at 6:00 PM Friday, May 22nd for Camp Acahela. Arrive at Jim
        Thorpe River Adventure by 9:40am SHARP for check in on May 23rd. Returning to
        Church parking lot at 8:00 PM Saturday, May 23rd.

FOOD ARRANGEMENTS BY: Patrol

TRANSPORTATION ARRANGEMENTS BY: Patrol

FEE: $43.00 per person

ACTIVITY LEADER: Jane Lichtig telephone 908.707.1186

               TEAR HERE. KEEP TOP PORTION AND RETURN BOTTOM PORTION
                             Return this portion to Jane Lichtig

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     PARENTAL INFORMED CONSENT AND HOLD-HARMLESS/RELEASE AGREEMENT
I understand that participation in Rafting the Lehigh River and overnight tent camping offered through
Troop #154, Patriot’s Path Council, BSA, on May 22-23, 2009 involves a certain degree of risk that could
result in injury or death. In consideration of the benefits to be derived and after carefully considering the
risk involved, and in view of the fact that the Boy Scouts of America is an organization in which
membership is voluntary, and having full confidence that precautions will be taken to ensure the safety and
well being of my Scout son/ward, I have given _______________________________ my consent to
participate in Rafting the Lehigh River and overnight tent camping, and waive all claims I may have
against the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #154, Patriots’ Path Council, activity coordinators, all
employees, volunteers, or sponsors associated with this activity.

In case of emergency, I understand every effort will be made to contact me using the information I have
provided below. In the event I cannot be reached, I hereby give my permission to the physician selected by
the adult leader in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or
injections of medication for my child.

_____________________________ ______________ ________________________
Signature of Parent/Guardian              Date                 Phone Number

_____________________________________________________________________________

I can attend and help chaperone, if needed:     YES NO
                                                (circle one)

I can transport _______ Scouts to and from the activity.


Year, Make, Model        # of Seat Belts        Owners Name          Driver License #     Insurance Coverage
      of Car                                                                               (e.g., 100/300/50)
         EMERGENCY INFORMATION (In addition to Personal Health and Medical Record)
During the activity listed above, I and/or the person I have indicated below, can be contacted at the
following phones and will accept long distance collect calls:

_________________________________                       (      )_______________________
              (Name)

Alternate contact: _____________________ (          )                                     .
                              (name)

This Scout is highly allergic or sensitive to: ___________________________________________

What, if any, medication is this Scout taking? _________________________________________

Any SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS for this medication? __________________________________

Do you want the unit leader to carry this medication?       YES ________          NO ________

Use this space for any additional information and for explanation of any problems the activity unit leader
should be aware of:
_____________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________

Doctor's Name: __________________________Telephone No:(_____)____________________

Date of latest tetanus shot/booster: ____________________________________

MEDICAL INSURANCE INFORMATION:

Company: ______________________________________

             Policy No: ____________________________

             Control No. if Group Policy:___________________

				
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