Exploring Activities

Join us for Exploring/Venturing White Water Rafting Adventure
July 19th-July 21st

What is it:

The Heart of America Council invites all Explorers and Venturers for a White Water Rafting/Rail trip in the Royal Gorge in Canyon City Colorado. We will spend an exciting weekend camping, rafting, rail ride, and hiking in the beautiful Royal Gorge.


This event is open to all Explorers and Venturers.


All youth and adults will be asked to travel via couch bus. Council employees from the Exploring and Venturing program will accompany. If you are interested and have no one else from your unit going, we can place you with another unit.

Need more information about this event?

Kerry Jorn
Exploring Executive
(816) 569-4937 (w)
(816) 379-9222 (m)

Katie Petersen
District Executive
(816) 569-4949

When, Where:

We Will leave the Heart of America Council Friday July 19th at 4:00 p.m. on a Coach bus for an overnight drive and arrive Saturday Morning for breakfast in Canyon City Colorado. We will white water raft and rail on Saturday and go for hike on Sunday. If you would like to participate in a different activity, the Royal Gorge Bridge or zip line, this extra fee will be paid and arranged by the Explorers and their adult leaders. Everyone will be required to be back at the campsite at 2:30 to pack up.We will be leaving on Sunday, July 21st at 5:00 p.m. and arrive back at the council Monday morning.


$325.00 covers transportation, camping, white water/rail activity, and food. After February 28th, there are no refunds; however, you can substitute someone or a unit in your place.


Liability as well as Sickness and Accident Insurance is provided for all registered members and leaders of the Heart of America Council. We will need a health form with parts A, B, and C filled out. This includes a physical by your doctor. Download the health form here.


Pre-registration is required. Please return the registration form along with a 50% deposit no later than February 28th 2013, to reserve your spot in the fun event. The rest of the fees will be collected June 1st 2013. This is critical so that we can contact your unit with any possible changes that may occur. Here you will find the online registration, the hard copy registration form, and the echo release form to fill out. 

To Register Online: Click Here.

To Register by Mail: Download the Registration and Echo Release forms and then mail to:

Heart of America Council
PO BOX 414177
Kansas City, MO 64141-4177

Anyone who signs up after the first 50 people will be put on a waiting list until a sufficient number is obtained to acquire another charter bus.

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