The Raingutter Regatta is a racing event that is the sailboat equivalent of the Pinewood Derby. Scouts are free to paint and decorate their sailboats as they choose. This years race demonstrated good sportsmanship cheering each other on. Congratulations to all the boys, it was an amazing event. Awards will be handed out in the next few weeks.
Veteran’s Day began quietly with a minute of silence in honor of the service of veterans to their country, with a special acknowledgment by Master of Ceremonies Ted Olsen. Mark Blazer led a prayer asking that we be moved to “noble patriotism” and that vets be protected when “they put themselves in harm’s way.” Veteran speaker was Command Sergeant Major CSM Edward O. Littleton who – drawing from his own 43 years of military service – honored vets of all types. Mayor Bob Kelly also told a story from his childhood that left everyone with a smile on their face.
Pack 575 scouts were honored to be a part of this ceremony.