Pool Party-Raingutter Regatta

Updated: 8/12

Our End of Summer Pool Party is right around the corner. This year we will be back at the Southern Walk Pool. Please plan on attending our last pack activity for the summer! The agenda for this great event includes:
  • Raingutter Regatta
  • Basketball
  • Den or family-organized dinner
  • Swimming
  • Cake
  • Recognition of our Summer Campers
  • Popcorn Sales Campaign Kickoff
  • New scouts welcome
Date: August 24, 2013
Time: 2-5 pm
Location: By the basketball court behind Southern Walk Pool and in the pool
Parking: Southern Walk Pool. Overflow parking is available at Nature Center across Claiborne Pkwy. We cannot reserve the entire pool for exclusive use.
Registration: Please register using the online form. The registration form captures some much needed planning information including whether your scout will be racing a boat in the Regatta and whether you need Broadlands Pool Guest Passes. If your scout wants to race a boat or your family needs pool guest passes, the deadline for registration is 23 August.
What is this Raingutter Regatta and would my scout want to participate? Of course, because it’s such a scout thing to do and it’s fun! For those of you who are not familiar with this, it’s kind of like a water version of the Pinewood Derby--only a lot less work! Here is a link you can check out. Download the instructions.
Each of your scouts received their boat kits at or shortly after the last Pack Meeting in May. Your scout assembles (no cutting involved) and decorates the boat and brings to the race. The boys blow their boats down a section of actual raingutter filled with water. The Regatta will start right at 2pm and will run in rank shifts through most of the party leading to a finals showdown. Must be present to participate!
Our coordinators for the Regatta is Rene and Melissa Payes. If you did not receive your boat kit, first contact your den leader and then contact Cubmaster Mayer (cubmaster@pack1483.org).