Raingutter Regatta

July 21, 2018  |  10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Cypress Trails United Methodist
22801 Aldine Westfield Rd.
Spring TX, 77373

A raingutter regatta is a racing event for Cub Scouts that is the sailboat equivalent of the pinewood derby. 

Built for stability and speed in the water, the trimaran hull is specially designed to prevent the boat from tipping over during the race.

Boat kits need to be purchased beforehand at the Scout Shop or online. The kit includes exclusive BSA trimaran hull, two balsa wood outriggers, sail, mast, screws, sanding stick, and instructions.

Cub Scouts can paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose.

The event is being hosted and run by the Scouts of Troop 1565. A concession stand will be available as a fundraiser for the troop.

Raingutter Regatta Tips


There is no charge for the regatta. Pre-registration is appreciated to help volunteers adequately prepare for the event.


What to Bring


For questions, contact the raingutter regatta chairperson or district activities chair.


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).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe 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