This unique boating area was created by the coal miners of the 1800’s, as this important fuel for the railroads was vital to the transportation needs. The mining company dug long strips of land along the river to remove the coal. The valleys between the strips of land were left to fill in with water and Poncho Pond is the deepest of these mining efforts. Your canoe will cruise through the little strips on your journey along the crystal green waters.
During Boy Scout camp, you can take classes in rowing, fishing, hiking, sailing, kayaking, and canoeing. If you are 15 or older you can be trained in Paddle Craft Safety. There are daily competitions related to boating skills such Canoeing Tug of War or Kayak Jousting. At the end of a week of Boy Scout summer camp, an award is given to the most dedicated paddler at Poncho Pond that week.
For Cub Scout Adventure Camp, programs include Fishing belt loop or pin, as well as open boating, as exciting activities for the Cub Scout campers! Cub Scouts can kayak and canoe, as long as they have passed the swimming classification.