Dear Pack 70/72 Scouts
Once again it’s time for our annual Raingutter
Regatta! We can’t
wait to see the fleet of boats your boys have created.
The racing event will
be held Monday, November 17 at
the QA United Methodist Church Fellowship
Hall (1606 5th Ave W.).
read the following details as
things have changed a bit this year to manage our growing Pack size…
First and foremost, please Sharpie your name and Den onto the bottom of your
boat. This will help with lost or misplaced boats, and help our judges
Best design judging: Sunday night, 11/16,
at QA United Methodist Church from 4:30 to 5:00 p.m. If you would like your boat to be part of the Pack design award
competition, please plan on bringing it to the church Fellowship Hall during
this time, or arrange with your Den Leader to get your boat there if you
can't make it. Judging will take place after drop-off and boats
will then be held until the Regatta the following evening. Design awards
will be presented on Monday at the racing event for those boats delivered on
night Racing Schedule:
6:30 to 7:00 p.m. The Tigers will be randomly divided into smaller
groups for racing. The winning group will receive an award. The
Tigers are then encouraged to stay and watch the other dens race but are also
free to leave earlier based on their regular meeting schedule. Older
dens should plan to arrive early to watch these new scouts go head to head in
Wolves, Bears and Webelos I: 7:00 to 7:30
Wolves will be randomly divided into
two groups. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place groups. The Bear
den will be defending their 1st place title from last year and the
competition should be tight.
Dragons: 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. Dragons will
race "open class" boats (not made from kits) and an award will be
given to the top finisher. These races will be timed and should be very
Remember: To be eligible for the design competition we need your
boat Sunday night at the prescribed time. Boats not turned in during
that time will not be eligible for the best design competition. All
scouts in all dens are eligible for design awards. Best Design Award Medals will be given to
the top three designs in the entire Pack and one medal will be awarded to the
best Dragon boat!
In addition to racing: There will be two practice lanes set up so scouts can get
a knack for the technique and to get to know their boats before their race. Please
plan to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your racing time if you would like
to practice with your boat in the practice gutters. These extra gutters
may also occupy scouts who are not currently racing. We hope to
have some other boating activities available to the scouts as well.
Other Awards: All attendees will receive a regatta segment.
Design award ribbons and “best of show” awards will be available
for all scouts who submit their boat on Sunday.
The Bear Den is hosting the Regatta this year, and we ask all scouts to have
fun and remember to "Do Your Best”.
Please feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via phone at 206-412-5289 if you have any questions.
Cubmaster / Bear Den Leader
Raingutter Regatta Event Coordinator