By Maloree Anderson
Aug 04, 2016

The 2nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta!

Local Scout troops joined their community in the Lindon Days 2nd annual Cardboard Boat Regatta. Each participant (single or group) had to create a boat solely out of cardboard and duct tape and wow did they get creative! Star Wars, Superman, and even Where the Wild Things Are themed boats competed. These Scouts put their creations to the test by paddling for 50 yards in the pool to race their competitors.

Obviously, for a race like this it is quite difficult to create a boat of cardboard that could fit an entire Scout troop. Instead of picking only two of their fellow Scouts to compete in the race on their behalf, Troop 1181 decided tag team. The troop presented a long paddleboard-like boat that could hold two Scouts at a time.

The first two Scouts were off, paddling with their hands to the end of the pool and back. When they reached the finish line they would jump off and two more Scouts began their journey. This continued until each one of the Scouts had a chance to give it their all and compete in the race.

Troop 1181 demonstrated teamwork by not leaving any one of their Scouts behind. All were able to participate and work together to complete a task. It didn’t matter whether or not they had the fastest time, it mattered that they were unified as a Scout troop.

What activities do your Scouts participate in to build teamwork and partnerships?



Author: Maloree Anderson | is a photographer, graphic designer, mom of one, friend of Scouting and Marketing Specialist with the Utah National Parks Council, Boy Scouts of America.

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