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River Rafting

The jamboree’s River Rafting experience offers rafting on three sections of the scenic New River – which is actually the oldest river in North America! The sections of the New River will be Class III rapids. Each ten-person raft has a professional river guide provided by local outfitters.

Participation requires preregistration with the contingent. A permission waiver authorized/signed by a parent/guardian, completed and submitted during 24th World Scout Jamboree registration is required. Currently there is no option for walk-up participation.

All participating Scouts and adults must have:

  • Clothing that can get wet
  • Proper footwear (closed-toe)
  • Epi pen / inhalers if needed
  • A small water bottle is also recommended. The water bottle MUST have a “D” ring for lashing to the raft.
  • Covered gear storage will be available while groups are on the river. This storage is not secured and all items left at owner’s risk.

REQUIRED ATTIRE: A helmet and Personal Flotation Device (PFD) are provided and required to go rafting.

River Rafting does NOT close due to weather, including thunderstorms.

TIME TO COMPLETE: 4 to 6 hours depending on water level.

LOCATION: Delta Basecamp (37.918928, -81.138065)



You must arrive at the River Rafting check-In location (North of Pigott Base Camp – Delta / Durham Castle) at least 30 minutes before your scheduled rafting time. River Rafting participants have received a ticket indicating a specific departure day and time. In order to adequately prepare, participants must arrive at least 30 minutes in advance.

Please ensure that all River Rafting participants also have their NOVUS wristbands with them when arriving at the check-in location.

Remember to use your official 2019 WSJ app to confirm times and locations for activities!

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