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Raingutter Regatta Catmaran

Raingutter Regatta Schedule

6:30 PM - Boat check-in and voting process (appearance awards) begins
6:50 PM - Ballot box collected and votes counted. Races begin!
8:30 PM - Our hope is that all races are done. If you are in the winning brackets you could be here this late. If you are in the losing brackets, you are welcome to stay to watch or leave whenever you are done.
 
Bring Food to Share

Instead of trying to feed everyone in a rush to get here, we will have some tables set up.  Bring chips/dip, veggies, fruit, meat and crackers, or a dish of some sort.  This will also give the kids something to do while they are in between races.

Ground Rules for Participation – “Who can race?”

The leadership of Pack 957 always tries to keep our activities family oriented, so not only can the scouts have fun, but their brothers and sisters can too.  Here are our participation guidelines:

The race is open to all Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts and Webelos Scouts registered to Pack 957, as well as to their siblings between ages 5 to 11 (1st through 5th grade). Due to size of Dens we are trying to make adjustments that make sense for the evening. We may be grouping Tigers/Wolves/Bears to race against each other and Webelos 1 and 2 against each other, and siblings to race against each other.  We realize that within each group the older kids may have more experience in racing, but that does not mean that the younger ones can’t win.  It’s all in how their wind blows.  

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. *Awards* given out through out the night
  • Most Scout-like
  • Most Bible-like
  • Most Christmas-like
  • Most Sea-Worthy
We are also giving place awards but we are still working on the details.  

Sportsmanship – “How should I act?”

Two things the Raingutter Regatta requires each participant to learn are 1) the craft skills necessary to build a boat and 2) the rules that must be followed.  Even more important, though, is how we act and behave while participating in the Raingutter Regatta or any other group activity.  This is called sportsmanship.

The first thing to remember about sportsmanship is that everyone's skills are a little different.  Your craft skills may be just developing, while someone else may be more experienced.  Parents have different skill levels, too.  Whether or not you feel that you have good boat-building or racing skills, remember, you and your friends are individuals first and racers second.  This idea is often called having respect for others.

The second thing to remember is to follow the rules.  Without rules, there would be no Raingutter Regatta.  You will never know if you are really good at doing something unless you follow the rules.  This is often called being honest.

The third thing to remember about good sportsmanship is that there are winners and losers in every competition.  You accept this when you choose to compete.  There may be times when you win and feel happy, and times when you lose and feel unhappy.  Being a winner is easy, and losing is sometimes hard.  If you win, you must not brag or gloat.  If you lose, you must not feel jealous or bitter.  To be a good sportsman, you must be able to say, "I did my best" and be satisfied with the results.  You must also be able to appreciate and feel happy for someone else when he runs a good race or builds a neat boat.

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