I suppose one would think that it would be appropriate to have rain during a rain gutter regatta- but let me assure you- the monsoon that took place during Kenny's first rain gutter regatta in cub scouts was not really what I call fun. But, maybe that is because I am old. The kids all had a blast!
Here is Kenny with his boat that he made- before the monsoon arrived.....
It has a "WM" painted on it, which stands for "Waste Management"- since he loves to watch garbage trucks in action and has several that he plays with. He said this was his garbage boat.
He really enjoyed racing- here he is with Lucas, one of the other cub scouts:
and in another race:
He won a couple of the races- which was enough for him! He thought that was great. I don't think he knows/understands that he placed 6th out of 7. All he knows is he won a couple and had a blast. That is one thing I love about him! :) He did a great job decorated his boat and played hard.
The rain just got worse as the evening went on- here is how the other kids kept themselves busy while the cub scouts raced:
As the rain began to pour, the adults gave up their chairs to go hide under the shelter of some trees (safest place to be in a storm, right?! ha!) so Jacob made his own game with the row of empty chairs:
And, the girls kept themselves busy running back and forth across the sidewalk, splashing and laughing and periodically laying on their bellies and "lapping" up the water like dogs.
I look forward to next years Rain Gutter Regatta- but hopefully without the "rain" next time.
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