Longhorn Council - Canoe Race 2023

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Canoe Race 2023

Event Details

Canoe Race 2023


September 15-17, 2023 at Worth Ranch

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

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: The camp has over 150 canoes available. 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.

LIFE JACKETS & PADDLES: Provided to all participants. Any personal single-bladed canoe paddle (including bent shaft and curved blade paddles) may be used. Personal PFDs must be U.S. Coast Guard approved and checked by the race staff. Kayak paddles can be used in kayaks only.

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.

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.

SWIM ABILITY: 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. 

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

Race Type

6-Mile:  Each boat is required to carry at least 2 liters of water in the boat.
14 Mile (at capacity):  Each boat is required to carry at least 4 liters of water in the boat and a personal 1st aid kit.


14 Mile Race Requirements 

Must be at least 14 years old.
NO inexperienced canoeists!
At least one adult sweep boat per Troop or Crew is required to stay BEHIND all the unit’s paddlers

When & Where
Canoe Races
Worth Ranch
Friday 09-15-2023 6:00 PM CT to
Sunday 09-17-2023 10:00 AM CT Past
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