Rain Gutter Regatta

The 2024 Rain Gutter Regatta will take place on June 6, 2024 at Jarrettown United Methodist Church during our last Pack Meeting of the 2023-2024 program year.

The Rain Gutter Regatta is a traditional Scouting event in which small, Scout-built boats are raced for fun. We make it more fun by having Scouts build their boats from recycled/repurposed objects.

  • Boats are to be made by Scouts using recycled/repurposed objects. While regatta boat kits can be purchased online, boats built from these kits will not be considered for prizes.
  • Many Dens will build their boats as a den activity — ask your Scout’s Den Leader!
  • Boats should be no wider than a rain gutter (about 3-1/4″).
  • Scouts will use “wind power” to power their boats.
  • This is about creativity and fun, NOT SPEED!
  • While we will race, fun prizes will be awarded for the MOST CREATIVE and MOST UNUSUAL boats we see!
  • For inspiration, there are hundreds of interesting ideas on Pinterest, or sites such as this one.