Longhorn Council - Canoe Race 2024

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Canoe Race 2024

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Canoe Race 2024


September 20-22, 2024 at Worth Ranch

Join us for an exciting Six Mile Canoe Race on the Brazos River. This event historically sells out (there are only so many canoes) so be sure to register early!

SAFETY: Every participant must pass the BSA Swim test with the Swimmer classification. The Longhorn Council Aquatics Committee will be offering Swim Tests at the pool on Friday night and Saturday morning. Please remember that the river is not considered a safe swim area in all areas so unless instructed by staff, you are not allowed to swim in the river. If you are above ankle deep water, you must have a PFD on. If you are found in the water with no PFD, we must file an Incident Report as it directly violates the Guide to Safe Scouting.

LIFE JACKETS & PADDLES: Provided to all participants. Any personal single-bladed canoe paddle (including bent shaft and curved blade paddles) may be used. We do have limited youth-sized PFDs so if you have your own, you are encouraged to bring them! Personal PFDs must be U.S. Coast Guard approved and checked by the race staff. Kayak paddles can be used in kayaks only.

BOAT ROSTERS: Please fill out a roster for your race teams. Fill out the roster under the Event Attachments and please send it to Jonna Martin (jonna.martin@scouting.org) by the Thursday of the event. Adjustments can be made upon check-in.

RACE NUMBERS: Each team will have race numbers to wear on their PFDs. Start and finish times will be recorded for each boat. Racers MUST check in at the finish line when they get off the river.

BOATS: Boats are available on a first come-first served basis by order of signup. Experienced kayak paddlers can request camp kayaks. Personal boats may be used with approval. Teams must use the same boat throughout the entire race.

PERSONAL GEAR: All participants must wear shirt, pants/shorts, shoes, and a USCG approved PFD at all times while on the water. Bring water, sunscreen, hand bailer, kneepads. Each boat is required to carry at least 2 liters of water in the boat.

VEHICLES: Vehicles will not be allowed to drive to campsites to unload or load gear. They must park in the parking lot, and you must bring a wagon or haul your gear by hand. 

STAFF: If you register as a staff member, your meals will be provided, you have the option to buy a discounted event shirt, and you will receive an Event hat. 

NON-BSA PARTICIPANTS: Scouts and Scouters, invite your friends to this event! We want you to share the fun with everyone to get them interested and involved in the Boy Scouts of America! Non-BSA participants get the same experience as their friends, and there is no pressure to join – just to have fun! There is an additional cost to cover the insurance of a non-BSA member.

All Participants & Staff need to have Medical Form Parts A & B completed and on file with the unit leader at the event. 


When & Where
Canoe Races
Worth Ranch
Friday 09-20-2024 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 09-22-2024 10:00 AM CT
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