Penticton Scouts and Cubs cruise down the channel in Huck Finn-style rafts – Summerland Review
Like Huck Finn, Scouts and Cubs in Penticton built rafts and floated them down the Penticton Canal on Saturday.
The Huck Finn Project saw around 40 Scouts and Cub Scouts build rafts from different types of materials like wooden pallets and apply everything from milk jugs to plastic buckets to help them float.
The final test of the hand-built structures was to bring them down the canal on what turned out to be a glorious Saturday afternoon.
Departing from Coyote Cruises, the kids managed to float their Huck Finn rafts down the river. None of the rafts sank, but some took on some extra water.
The 2nd scout leaders were in kayaks and a lifeguard joined the group on a paddle board and one on land along the way.
The successful day ended with a truly Canadian reward of Timbits and hot chocolate.
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