Canoe Weeklong 50+ Miler


Week-long trip down the Sacramento River.  Scout and Leaders will carry all of their supplies down river in a canoe for the entire week.

Scout and Adult Requirements & Fees

Scout and Adult Requirements are here: Canoe Trips

Scout Cost = $175
Adult Cost = no charge as compensation for extensive vehicle driving milage.

Troop 14 believes that all Scouts are entitled to the same outdoor experience, if you are facing a financial hardship, the Troop maintains a camper-ship fund and can help with expenses.  For more information, please see discuss with Scoutmaster or Committee Chairperson in private.

Maximum number of Scouts and Adults = 22 people in 11 canoes.

Fees cover: Canoes, Life Jackets, Paddles, Canoe Trailer for transportation, Campsite fees, Troop 14 Canoe Trip Hat, Friday Night Pizza Dinner, and 50-Miler Patch.

Individuals need to provide: all personal gear, patrol gear, patrol food (Sunday lunch - Saturday Breakfast, except Friday Dinner).

Detailed Schedule

Monday, July 16th
  • Final commitment for Canoe Trip - pay $175 fees
  • Turn in ABC Medical forms (if not already done)
  • Adults complete training
  • Adults finalize transportation
  • Patrols finalize tent partners
  • Patrols finalize menus and approve from Scoutmasters

Sunday, July 22nd
  • 8AM - meed at St Justin, Depart ASAP
  • Pick up canoes in Livermore (Toby / Tudor)
  • 11:30-1PM - Lunch in Willows, CA
  • 3PM Arrive Anderson, CA (Sacramento River RV Park)
  • Unload Canoes & Setup Camp
  • Two adults (YPT) stay with scouts while others shuttle cars to Woodson Bridge (2 hours)

Monday, July 23rd
  • Paddle from Sacramento River RV Park to Reading Island Group Camping Area (12 miles, 3.5 hours)
  • No potable water - must bring on drinking water!
  • Possible Service Project at Reading Island in afternoon
Tuesday, July 24th
  • Paddle Reading Island to Bald Hill (21 miles, 6 hours) - LONG day on river
  • We are camping on side of river just before Chinese Rapids
  • No potable water - must bring on drinking water!

Wednesday, July 25th
  • Paddle Bald Hill to Sycamore Grove (10 miles, 3 hours)
    • May have to portage around China Rapids
  • Possible Service Project at Sycamore Grove in afternoon

Thursday, July 26th
  • Possible Service Project at Sycamore Grove in morning
  • Paddle Sycamore Grove to Hidden Harbor Marina and RV Park (13 miles, 4 hours)

Friday, July 27th
  • Paddle Hidden Harbor to Woodson Bridge State Recreation Area (11 miles, 3.5 hours)
  • Possible Service Project at Woodson Bridge in afternoon
  • Two adults (YPT) stay with scouts while others shuttle remaining cars to Woodson Bridge (2 hours)

Saturday, July 28th
  • Load gear and secure canoes on trailer
  • 9AM - Depart Woodson Bridge
  • Return canoes to Livermore
  • Arrive St Justin around noon

Packing List


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