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Float Your Boat: Maury River

Sun May 29, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Ambassador, Cadette, Junior, Senior

Kayak 7.5 miles on the Maury River from Lexington to Buena Vista. This is a great Class I section for novice kayaking and is pure serenity as you pass woods and pasture with wildlife and farm animals around every bend. This trip is appropriate for beginners as well as participants with experience. Kayaks, PFDs and other necessary gear is provided. Event is led by Adventurers coordinators trained in leading kayaking trips and river safety. Adults may only participate if space is available.

Date: Sunday, May 29
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (may fluctuate slightly)
Maury River (Lexington to Buena Vista)

Who: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (11 years or older)
Fee: $25/participant
Min/Max: 6/15 participants
Badge/Patch Included: no; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers performance t-shirts for $15 (short-sleeve) or $20 (long-sleeve); optional previous t-shirts for $12 (short-sleeve); optional Adventurers bandanna for $5 (please indicate items and sizes on registration).

Registration Closes: 
May 15 or when equipment limits are met; after date, please call for availability: 540-989-0203

To Register:  email Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G), Water Skill Certification (#2284), and a copy of your COVID-19 Waiver Participation Agreement (#1081) to Debbie Clark at OR mail to:

Debbie Clark
6661 Christopher Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24018

To Pay: pay by Venmo (account name: @Adventurers-GSTroop1912; please indicate for "FYB-Maury River" and use the "Friends & Family" category) OR pay by credit card by contacting Laura Burchett at (fee associated: $2 fee for up to $50 charge, $4 for up to $100, etc.).

Questions: Debbie Clark,

Note: If water levels are too low on this river to float our boats, then we may change our float to another river location (such as the Roanoke River). If you are unable to travel to this new location, then refunds will be issued. 

Adults will only be accepted if spaces available are not filled by girls, and only with paddling experience. Please let us know on registration if you will be bringing your own boat and PFD; this is encouraged if you are more comfortable in your own gear. All adults participating must be registered Girl Scouts and background checked. There is a 275 lb. weight limitation recognized for kayaks.

Adventurers Scholarship
Through the generosity of donors, a scholarship fund has been established in honor of our group’s founder, Barbara Duerk, to help girls participate in Adventurers activities. Requests may not be more than $100/year, and each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Details, criteria and application for this scholarship fund can be found here. Please submit scholarship applications one week before the program's registration close date. Have questions? Reach out to this program's coordinator listed here or directly to The Adventurers:

Adventurers is an action-oriented group of older Girl Scouts who are seeking exciting activities to challenge their capabilities, broaden their horizons, and increase their self-confidence. It is for girls age 11-17 and in grades 6-12. Members often participate in rock climbing, caving, kayaking, backpacking, travel, hiking and other similar high-adventure activities. Check-out the latest Adventurers news via our Facebook private group and Instagram page.