Scout Trips – Whitewater Merit Badge

Boy scout Girl scout whitewater rafting Arkansas River Tours has a long history of working with scout groups. We were founded by former Colorado Outward Bound executive director, Rick Medrick, who instilled a focus of experiential learning in our river program. Our guides are trained as instructors not just guides to provide a learning experience on all of our trips. We can provide programs from a ½ day whitewater trip to a multi-day training course for your group where scouts will learn to actually guide rafts safely. You may even be able to satisfy the requirements for your Whitewater Merit Badge during your time with us. Please call us about designing a course to satisfy the Whitewater Merit Badge requirements. We are the exclusive providers for rafting trips for Leading the Way Tours of Stony Creek, NY, a company that organizes activities and travel for scouts heading to Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in New Mexico. Visit their website at

We are a natural addition to your journey to Philmont if you are driving through Colorado. Philmont is about a 3 hour drive. We allow scouts to camp the night before an Arkansas River trip for free at our riverside location in Cotopaxi. Call us today for special scout rates for custom trips. We have an extensive list of references of programs and camps that we have been working with for over 20 years.
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