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National Trails Day

Saturday, June 3, 2017

 

Shoreline Cleanup Service Project at Lake Perris, Potluck Lunch, Canoe & Kayak Games

7:30AM - 11:30AM Service Project, 12PM Potluck Lunch, 1PM Canoe & Kayak Games

 

 

 

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If you have any questions then please contact James Hermes at phone 760-537-0394 or email acachapter@gmail.com

 

Attention all Venturers, Order of the Arrow members, and their families. Venturing Crew 377 and the Aca Chapter of Cahuilla Lodge will be hosting a shoreline cleanup at Lake Perris SRA as part of our celebration of National Trails Day.

Cost: There is no cost to attend this event and there will be free entrance for all groups helping with the service project. There is a day use fee of $10 per vehicle to enter Lake Perris State Recreation Area for all groups that are not helping with the service project. If you aren’t going to be a part of the service project, then you are expected to pay the full $10 per vehicle entrance/day use fee.

When entering the park, please tell the rangers at the front gate that you are with the Boy Scouts and that you are there for the shoreline cleanup service project.

Shoreline Cleanup Service Project: The service project will be a shoreline clleanup along Alessandro Island. We will meeting in Lot 6 at 7:30AM for a safety briefing and then paddling kayaks along the shoreline to pick up trash. Trash bags and gloves will be provided by the rangers.

What To Bring For The Service Project: Persons taking part in the service project will need to bring energy bars, trail mix or GORP (good old raisins & peanuts) to keep up their energy level, and at least 2 liters of water.

All registered Scouts that will be paddling any of the kayaks or canoes in the lake must turn in a BSA medical form with parts A & B completely filled out. You must also bring proof of completing a BSA swim check within the last 12 months. The medical form and proof of swim check must be turned into either the Chapter Adviser or the attending lifeguards.

Kayaks, Canoes, & The Paddlers Games: If you have your own canoe or kayak then you are welcome to bring it. All persons that will be in the paddlecraft are required to wear a PFD (personal flotation device, also known as a life jacket). There will be a limited number of kayaks, canoes and PFDs available. If you have access to your own PFD (minimum type 3) then please feel to bring it.

Kayak & Canoe Games: We will be holding games with the kayak and canoes after the potluck.

Canoe Sail Races: If the wind is blowing at a minimum 5mph and in the correct direction, then we will be holding sail races. You will need to construct your own sail using a hefty garbage bag and whatever materials that you can procure. Remember that you will need some way to attach the sail to a canoe or kayak. Canoes in the sail race will be a team competion and kayaks will be a solo competition.

Floating Bathtub Paddle Race: The goal of this race is to paddle a canoe 75 feet from shore, lean the canoe over as far as you can with capsizing it in order to fill it with as much water as possible. Then, you have to paddle the canoe back to shore  without swamping it. You don't have to be the fastest canoe to win. You have to have the boat that is the most full of water and make it to shore to win.

Canoe & Kayak Ultimate Frisbee: If you've ever played ultimate fisbee, then its pretty simple to know the rules of the game here.

Need to Know Facts At A Glance: This is a section that contains a summary of important information from above.
1.  If you are coming to help with the service project then tell the rangers at the front gate that you are with Boy Scouts service project and you will get free entry to the park.
2.  If you are only coming for the potluck lunch & kayak football, and not the service project, then you are expected to pay the $10 per vehicle entrance fee.
3.  Everyone is responsible for their own breakfast and dinner.
4.  We weill be meeting in Lot 6 at 7:30AM for the service project. The potluck lunch, and paddle games will all be at Sail Cove next to the dam in the northwest section of the lake.
5.  Persons taking part in the service project will need to bring energy bars, trail mix or GORP (good old raisins & peanuts) to keep up their energy level, and at least 2 liters of water.

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