Jake's den for Cub Scouts has had one special meeting per month during the summer, which will qualify them for a special award. For August, the den put together their first annual Raingutter Regatta and it was such a blast, I am sure it will not be the last!
The concept is similar to the Pinewood Derby but instead of making a car, Jake received a kit to make a sailboat. The only difference was the sailboat was A LOT easier than the car. Heather, our wonderful den leader, also gave Jadyn a kit to make a boat as well.
Here are the kids before leaving with their boats. Jake's design was military inspired and Jadyn's was covered in puppy stickers (no surprises there!):
All the boys with their boats:
Here are some pictures of them racing the boats. The idea is to blow air through a straw in order to propel your boat down the "raingutter":
After the cub scouts raced, all the boys and their siblings got to play. They couldn't get enough!:
Then to make it even more fun, Heather came up with these regatta themed cupcakes:
Jake placed 3rd in the race but even better, he received the award for best design. Here he is with Mrs. Heather (again cannot say enough great things about her and I am so blessed to call her a friend):
It was a fun way to spend a summer afternoon and the start of a great tradition.