2023-07-21 Ohiopyle Rafting Campout


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Informed Consent, Release Agreement, and Authorization


Activity: Ohiopyle River Rafting Campout
Date: July 21-23, 2023


Troop 51 will be camping and rafting on the Youghiogheny River in Pennsylvania. We will camp at a group site in Ohiopyle State Park and rafting will be a guided, 9-mile trip in six-person rafts. We will depart on Friday, July 21 at 3:30 PM from the upper parking lot of Floris United Methodist Church. Please assemble at the FUMC upper lot at 3:00 PM. Any changes to the meeting time will be communicated as we get closer to the event. We will return Sunday, July 23 to Floris Elementary around 12:00 PM unless drivers return Scouts to their homes. Pets are allowed, but there are campsite limitations. Siblings 12 and older may attend, but will not receive the subsidized Troop price. Siblings younger than 12 years old are allowed to camp, but must be accompanied by a parent and are not able to participate in the Troop rafting adventure (contact Mr. Johnson for alternative options).


Ohiopyle State Park is a 3 - 3 1/2 hour drive away. Transportation will include carpooling and driving by private car. We need an adult Transportation Coordinator to plan carpooling and travel prior to assembly. Scouts should wear Class A uniform while traveling.


The campsite is located in Pennsylvania's Ohiopyle State Park, Kentucky Campground (GPS DD: Lat. 39.88783 Long. -79.49427). The campground includes flush toilets, showers, and potable water.


We will raft with Wilderness Voyageurs (https://wilderness-voyageurs.com/) in a guided adventure with six-person rafts for about nine miles that may include Class III and IV rapids. Everyone will be provided a life vest.


The total fee for Troop 51 Scouts and adults will be $50 per person and includes rafting adventure, campsite fees, and grub. Siblings are welcome for the full fee of $100. The Troop is subsidizing a portion of the cost. Registration and payments are due by June 28. Registration is needed to ensure rafting participation and the fee is non-refundable for any cancellations after that date. 


All participants (Scouts and adults) should bring the 10 essentials, personal camping gear, water shoes, and clothing appropriate for water activities and the weather. The Patrol Method will be used throughout the campout, including tenting plans and cooking. Use of Scout’s electronic devices during the event for a Scouting purpose MUST be approved by the Scoutmaster. Cell coverage may be weak or spotty. A current (within the last 12 months) BSA health & medical record (Part B) must be turned in to the event lead at assembly and will be returned at the campout's conclusion. All adults attending must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT).


Emergency Contacts during the trip: Mr. Ron Johnson, 703-300-3611.

Section 1 - Main Participant

Section 2 - Additional Participants

In addition to the main participant

Section 3 - Additional Contact Information

Section 4 - Medical Information

Section 5 - Consent

I understand that participation in Scouting activities involves the risk of personal injury, including death, due to the physical, mental, and emotional challenges in the activities offered. Information about those activities may be obtained from the venue, activity coordinators, or local council. I also understand that participation in these activities is entirely voluntary and requires participants to follow instructions and abide by all applicable rules and the standards of conduct. I understand that COVID-19 is also a risk, particularly when gathering in groups; have received Troop guidance pertaining to gathering safely and agree to comply; and acknowledge that “Safe” is NOT the same as “Risk-Free.”

I have carefully considered the risk involved and hereby give my informed consent for my child to participate in all activities offered in the program. I further authorize the sharing of the information with any BSA volunteers or professionals who need to know of medical conditions that may require special consideration in conducting Scouting activities.

With appreciation of the dangers and risks associated with programs and activities including preparations for and transportation to and from the activity, on my own behalf and/or on behalf of my child, I hereby fully and completely release and waive any and all claims for personal injury, death, or loss that may arise against the Boy Scouts of America, the local council, the activity coordinators, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with any program or activity.

In case of an emergency involving my child, I understand that efforts will be made to contact me. In the event I cannot be reached, permission is hereby given to the medical provider to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for my child. Medical providers are authorized to disclose protected health information to the adult in charge and/or any physician or health care provider involved in providing medical care to the participant. Protected Health Information/Confidential Health Information (PHI/CHI) under the Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information, 45 C.F.R. §§160.103, 164.501, etc. seq., as amended from time to time, includes examination findings, test results, and treatment provided for purposes of medical evaluation of the participant, follow-up and communication with the participant’s parents or guardian, and/or determination of the participant’s ability to continue in the program activities.

Troop 51 cannot continually monitor compliance of program participants or any limitations imposed upon them by parents or medical providers. However, so that leaders can be as familiar as possible with any limitations, list any restrictions imposed on a child participant in connection with programs or activities below and counsel your child to comply with those restrictions.

Section 6 - Payment

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