FLOAT YOUR BOAT: James River (Botetourt County)

FLOAT YOUR BOAT: James River (Botetourt County)

Date: Sun Sep 24, 10:00 AM EST - Sun Sep 24, 4:00 PM EST
  • Ambassador,
  • Cadette,
  • Junior,
  • Senior

This float is an easy class 1 river rapids from Buchanan to Arcadia in beautiful Botetourt County. 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, Sept. 24
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM (may fluctuate slightly)
Location: James River in Botetourt County (Buchanan to Arcadia)
Who: Juniors, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors (11+ years or older)
Fee: $25/participant 
Min/Max Girls: 6/10
Badge/Patch included: no; 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: Sept. 10 or when equipment limits are met; after date, please call for availability: 540-989-0203

To Register: email or mail Adventurers Girl Event Registration (#2277-G) (PLEASE USE THIS NEW REGISTRATION FORM) and Water Skill Certification (#2284) to:

Debbie Clark
6661 Christopher Drive
Roanoke, VA 24018


To Pay: mail payment (checks made payable to Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912) to Laura Burchett OR pay by Venmo (account name: @GSAdventurers-GSTroop1912 = NEW ACCT NAME; please indicate for "FYB: James River") OR pay by credit card by contacting Laura Burchett at Lauraburchett90@gmail.com

Questions: Debbie Clark, denmotherfor3@yahoo.com, OR Laura Burchett, Lauraburchett90@gmail.com

Note: 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: adventurers1912@gmail.com

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 ages 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.