Rain Gutter Regatta

The Rain Gutter Regatta gives Cub Scouts a chance to make a model sailboat and race it with others. Pack 751 Richardson Cub Scouts receive a sailboats kit and with their families and imagination, create a boat they love. We gather on a Friday night in November and Scouts are grouped by leaders. Taking turns, they race their boats down a length of water-filled rain gutters, powered by the Cub Scout blowing into the sail through a soda straw. Each Cub Scout races in several heats, and the fastest time determines the winner.

Traditionally, rain gutters were closed on each end and filled with water to serve as the race course.  Today, options include plastic and inflatable courses.