Official Raingutter Regatta Rules for 2012
CUB SCOUT PACK 114
1. Overview – “Just what is a Raingutter Regatta?”
The Raingutter Regatta is a boat race that is designed to be a parent-son project. Please feel free to give guidance and minimal assistance to your Scout as he builds his Raingutter Regatta boat, appropriate to his age. This is a chance for your son to be part of a team (he and you), and to enjoy the spirit of friendly competition with his peers. These “Official Raingutter Regatta Rules” are written to help you keep it simple and fun for your child, and to know what to expect when it comes time to race your boat.
2. Ground Rules for Participation – “Who can race?”
Here are our participation guidelines:
To ensure that the race is as fair as possible, all boats must be made from the BSA Raingutter Regatta kits. However, the materials supplied in the kit can be modified or added to somewhat. NO TRIMARANS. On every boat, the hull, mast, keel, rudder and sail provided in the kit must be used in the boat construction. Also, no other form of propulsion besides the sail is allowed. Here are some additional boat construction details to be aware of:
4. Inspection and Registration – “What must I do to enter my boat?”
Before the race begins, all participating “Captains” must check-in with their boats. Here are the pre-race check-in details:
5. Competition – “How will the race be run?”
Every race has to have rules, and ours is no exception. Here’s what to expect:
6. Rewards and Recognition – “What can I take home?”
The most important values in Raingutter Regatta competition are parent/son participation, good sportsmanship and learning how to follow rules. The Awards Committee is responsible for recognizing and encouraging these qualities in addition to traditional racing awards. Here are the tangible awards that you may receive:
7. Me Toos
Depending on time, me toos may be allowed to "race" their boat down the gutter once each just for fun. No heats or awards will be given to me toos.
Do you have a boy 6th grade through 12th grade interested in scouts? Have we got a deal for you! Cub Scout Pack 114 has a Scout Big Brother...TROOP 114! Troop 114 is also associated with the American Legion Post 38. They would love for your son to be involved. If you are interested, please contact Don Wehman at 830-391-0210. The Troop meets each Sunday at 6:00 pm at the American Legion Hall.