Friday, August 28, 2009

Rain Gutter Regatta

It's that time of year. Time for some healthy non-competition in the cub scouts. Matt and Sam got to work sanding, painting and gluing. They were pretty in to it.
Here is a photo of Sam taking a practice blow.

They found that the sail was a tad too wide and it was scraping both sides of the gutter. So Matt got down to the technical work of trimming the sides of the sail....

While Sam got down to the business of playing with a toy he found laying around.

When it came down to it they drew names to see who would race who. Then they moved on to two heats, a winners heat and a not-winners heat. Sam won his first match and moved onto the winners heat.
(You will have to take my word for it because I can't get the video to load.)
But he wasn't so lucky for his second match. Sam wound up paired against the kid who eventually won it all. Not only did Mitchell have the fastest boat, but he also had the loudest cheering section. (He has three sisters.) Luckily, Sam and Mitchell are the best of friends so it wasn't even heart breaking. It's hard to hear, but at the end of this next video Sam says, "Whoa, I feel dizzy."

In the end it was a lot of fun and Sam received the "Most Air" Award.


Jeanna said...

I laughed out loud at the "I feel dizzy..." comment. That rocks. Nice work, Sam!!!!

Glad the technical work was carried out so easily with a pair of kitchen scissors!

Sandy said...

I love to see a man in uniform. Good job Sam

Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I like the Rain Gutter Regatta much better than the Pinewood Derby.

Your mom is right...he really is handsome in his uniform. Soon you'll be planning his Eagle Scout court of honor.

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