The cubs and parents of Pack 842 joined the troop for an exciting weekend of camping and canoeing on the Buffalo River on August 24-26th, 2007. Camping at Grimes Canoe Reservation outside of Linden, Tennessee, the scouts left out on Saturday morning for a leisurely seven mile float down the river, stopping often for relaxing swims to cool off in the 95 degree weather. Twenty-four canoes and one kayak were floated, making for a very large group on the river (and a few traffic jams in some of the trickier bends in the river). Although the river was down over a foot from the drought, there were only a few spots where the canoes had to be pushed over shallow water.
That night, from the shelter of the base trading post, the group was treated to a thrilling fireworks show put on by nature, as a severe thunderstorm moved through just south of the campsite. Pictures from the trip can be found below.