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Get Wild (And Wet) At The Jamboree [Video]

Patrol Z Tests The Whitewater At The Summit Shakedown

What is Patrol Z?

Patrol Z is a group of new-media journalists made up of Scouts and Venturers from all across America. High adventure, service, and achievement are what we’re all about. Want to get in touch with us? Tweet to us @PatrolZ, and follow our photos on Instagram @PatrolZ.

 

The Summit is nestled right next to the New River (which, ironically, is one of the oldest rivers in the world). The New River is home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the world. At the 2013 National Jamboree, Scouts and Venturers get to experience the flowing water first-hand as they board boats and head down the river along with their contingent members.

The National Park Service maintains the New River, keeping it in pristine condition for all to enjoy as they sightsee, raft, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, and more.

The Scouts who were at the Summit Shakedown described the New River experience as “lots of fun,” “informative,” and “wet.” The tour guides provided a history of the region as the trip progressed, pointing out interesting things about the area around the river that is being rafted.

Get registered today and get ready to experience what the New River has to offer. Visit www.bsajamboree.org.

Have you ever been whitewater rafting? Where were you? Let us know in the comments below or tweet to us @PatrolZ!

Connor M., Patrol Z Reporter

Connor M., Patrol Z Reporter

Connor is a social media expert who also loves video production when he's not on the Instructor Corps for the 2011 SummitCorps teaching Scouts how to build mountain bike trails in West Virginia. This Eagle Scout with six palms lives in New York.Patrol Z is a corps of Scout and Venturer reporters formed by the Boy Scouts of America National Council in tandem with the creation of the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

Zane N., Patrol Z Reporter

Zane N., Patrol Z Reporter

Zane is an Eagle Scout from Indiana who enjoys canoeing and is a natural leader, having taught NYLT curriculum for 4 years.Patrol Z is a corps of Scout and Venturer reporters formed by the Boy Scouts of America National Council in tandem with the creation of the Summit Bechtel Reserve.

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