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The Scout Challenge is a tandem canoe race that occurs on the first Saturday in June each year in conjunction with the Great Rappahannock Whitewater Canoe Race (GRWCR).

  • Boy Scouts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Sea Scouts
  • Venture Crews
Race Course:
  • Rappahannock River
  • From Old Mill Park to City Dock
  • Approximately 1.8 river miles of moving water


  • All races are in tandem canoes:
    • Men
    • Women
    • Mixed (1 male / 1 female) 


  • Tandem canoes are provided courtesy of the Virginia Outdoor Center
  • Scouts must register and pay online or on-site
  • Waivers must be signed
  • If an individual is under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must sign a Minor Waiver


  • Online registration will open in April of 2018
    • Register here
  • On site registration: before 2pm on June 2nd

2018 Information:

  • Practice Date: Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 5:30pm at Old Mill Park
  • Race Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Location: Old Mill Park, Fredericksburg, VA
  • On-site Registration: before 2pm
  • Racer meeting: 2:00pm
  • Race Starts: 2:30pm
  • 2017 Flyer (PDF)
Additional information, including maps, registration and waivers can be found at:

For additional questions pertaining to the Scout Challenge, please contact volunteer Race Director Mike Robinson.
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