Cub Scouts raced at 15th Annual Raingutter Regatta

Members of Destrehan Pack 317 setting sail at the 15 annual Raingutter Regatta.

Cub Scouts from Destrehan Pack 317 set sail and raced their way into engineering, science and sportsmanship at the 15th annual Raingutter Regatta.

The Pack provided each Scout with a Trimaran boat kit they had to sand, paint and customize to specifications and race their creations on 10-foot long rain gutters filled with water. Scouts powered their boats using straws and blowing strategically to win their race.

The event is a scout and family favorite, providing the opportunity to let their creativity shine, as well as hands-on experience on the mechanics of physical science.

Winners included Finn LeBlanc of Montz, third place; Mason Hammond of Destrehan, second place, and Christian LeBouef of Destrehan, first place.

Scouts also experienced citizenship by being able to cast votes for boats whose designs excelled in creativity and workmanship, such as most artistic, most seaworthy, most patriotic, best workmanship, best paint job and several others.

“We are proud to be able to provide this event to our Scouts without any additional charge to Scouts and their families thanks to the revenue raised from our annual popcorn fundraiser,” said Assistant Cubmaster Andrea Savoie.

All funds are reinvested in the Pack for events like the Raingutter Regatta and Pinewood Derby.


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