September 1, 2018 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
20215 Chasewood Park Dr.
Houston, TX 77070
The Canoe Regatta is an event for Scouts in troops, crews and ships. Scouts will race around Marshall Lake Island to determine the top boaters in the Iron Horse District with different age brackets to ensure a fair competition. There will also be a beach volleyball and fishing tournament.
Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch. Units can set up canopies, grill, bring in lunch, or have participants bring their own lunch.
Time will be allocated before the races so teams to practice on the water.
Unit leaders will need to furnish a participant roster with swimmer designations.
The event is free. Unit leaders need to RSVP by August 1, 2018, so we can get an idea of the number of participants.
What to Bring
- Troop activity uniform (Scouting t-shirt)
- BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
- Water shoes
- Extra pair of dry shoes and socks
- Clothing appropriate for the weather
- Swimsuit (you will get wet)
- Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
- Water bottle and snacks
- Fishing gear (if fishing)
- Camp chair
- PFD (personal flotation device - lifejacket) if you have one
- Lunch (check with unit leader)
- Troop leader needs to bring a roster with swimmer designations
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
For questions, contact our district program chairman.
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The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them.
BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council has developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Sweet Sixteen Enterprise Risk Management