Re: Raingutter Regatta
Dave Colangelo (dcolangelo@AMERITECH.NET)
Sat, 8 Nov 1997 11:18:02 -0500
We have used Raingutter regattas in my pack. Ours went something like
We passed out the kits about 3-4 weeks prior, to allow time for
"construction" (sanding, painting, attaching sail, rudder and weight)
We bought two 8' sections of seamless plastic gutter (with end caps)
from a local hardware shop.
The gutters were placed on two saw horses and filled halfway with water
(we didn't worry if the gutter was half full or half empty).
There has to be enough room on each side for the boys to puff the boats
to the finish line.
Cubs were given straws to "aim" their airstream and to regulate the
amount of air pressure (too much air pressure swamps the boats)
A double elimination chart was set up to determine the pack winner (If
I'd do another regatta, I'd use the Stearns method, I'm sure there are
scouters out there with more information than I)
The only other tip is if you run this event inside, put down plastic
sheeting or old shower curtains.
Clinton Valley Council Michigan
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City