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Jul 28, 2017
Cardboard Boat Regatta

Let the Race Begin! Cardboard Regatta Coming Soon this July!

This year will be the 2nd Annual Cardboard Regatta for Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, located at Jones Aquatic Center in Emporia. Boy Scouts are renting out the pool from 8:30 - 10:30 pm on July 28th. In addition to the Cardboard Regatta, there will be open swim, water slides, lazy river, and a chance to compete in Recyclable Raingutter Regatta. Its $4 per Scouts and $2 per family member (children under 5 are free).

UPDATE: Please note we have moved the time from 7 to 8:30 pm because the pool does not close until 8.

Parental and adult leader supervision is required for this event and boys competing in the race must wear a BSA-approve life jacket. Please bring your own if you have one.

Cardboard Regatta

For a comprehensive list of rules and instructions, click here.

For the Cardboard Regatta, Scouts must construct a water craft before the race that consists only of untreated cardboard and using only duct tape as binding materials. Each craft can be piloted by teams of 2-4 boys who must be able to sit in the craft. The regatta will be a race from one side of the pool to another with their home-made cardboard paddles. There will be a Boy Scout division and a Cub Scout division and the races will be from 8:40-9:10. There will design awards and the best sinking award Its all about kids being inventive and having fun!

In addition, we are offering the Scout Leader division race. In this division, an adult leader must race across the pool in a cardboard craft designed and constructed by Scouts. This can be a fun and hilarious event for leaders who are up for it!

Recyclable  Raingutter Regatta

In this competition, Cub Scouts must construct a raingutter boat out of recyclable materials before the event and be able to race it in a raingutter. This is a fun spin on the classic raingutter regatta. You can find the rules and instruction on the link above.

 

Thank you to our sponsors for helping us to host this exciting event at the Jones Aquatic Center! Mel's Tire, LLC, ESB Financial, Clint Bowyer Toyota, Casey's General Store and Rotary Club of Emporia.

 

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