Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Rain Gutter Regatta

This happened weeks ago, but I never got around to blogging about it.  

Every fall, the Cub Scouts have a Rain Gutter Regatta.  

Each Cub is given a boat kit in a little box and (with some help from his dad) puts it together into a beautiful unique sailing vessel.  Then the awesome Cub Scout leaders find actual rain gutters (hence, the name of the race) and set them up filled with water so the boys can race their cute little boat creations.  Each gutter is an individual lane for one boat that the boys power with "wind" (they also have the option of using a straw to help with that "wind.")  
McKay is a boy of very simple desires.  His only requirements for his boat were that it be painted burnt orange and that it have the #13 on it somewhere.  

After many, many heats and much intense wind powered racing, these two boats were the final winners.  
Once the treats came out, though, the dads and the boys forgot who won and just enjoyed hanging out together doing something totally different and totally fun on a beautiful Saturday in September. 

McKay and Craig had such a great time doing this.  The scouting program has so many benefits but the very best thing about it, I think, is the awesome opportunity it creates for bonding time between dads and sons.  I love Cub Scouts.

No comments:

Post a Comment