It was an honor to have Boy Scout Troop 942 out of Peachtree Corners join us. They set out early morning on the date September 21, 2013. The rented my entire fleet of kayaks. I give them credit since the weather called for heavy rains and cool temps. But when it comes to kayaking, a little rain can’t stop them. After all they are Boy Scouts…. and they are tough young dudes.
They were total professionals, both scouts and scout leaders, and I never heard a complaint or negative word. They arrived on time and helped out with off-loading the boats and gear. I did not kayak with them but they were in good hands with their scout leaders. I could tell they were well trained in paddling because they all handled the boats with ease.
Their trip was from Medlock Bridge Park (hwy 141) to Garrard Landing (Holcomb Bridge) which is around 6 miles. Maybe they tried to beat the rain, but they covered 6 miles in fast times. They even were nice enough to give a “paddle by” while I took a video. The video is posted below. By the time they arrived at Garrard Landing the rain started at a steady downpour. I normally don’t like the rain all that much, but watching them having so much fun inspired me. It reminded me of my youth and I realized how many great times I had on the rivers.
So thank you Scout Troop 942, you all were great! It would be great to have you back anytime. These guys will grow up to be great leaders in both business and family. And to quote the scout motto “keep yourself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight”. Cheers!