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Cardboard Boat Regatta - Weekend Option

Fri Sep 06, 7:30 PM - Sun Sep 08, 10:00 AM CST
Camp Cahinnio Map
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador, Adult
Girl Fee:
Adult Fee:

The 2019 Cardboard Boat Regatta has reached max capacity! If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email Meagan Piroutek at

Earn your Innovator Rocker

Come out to Camp Cahinnio to plan and build a sea-worthy boat made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. In teams of 3 or 4 Girl Scouts, you’ll be constructing and racing your boat to the soggy finish. All participants should come prepared to build a boat and get wet. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd speed winners in each age group as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for overall design. 

During and after the races, enjoy other STEM, aquatic and other traditional camp and outdoor activities. 

Families welcome!

Overnight accommodations are available to troops and families. Cahinnio cabins and platform tents are available to rent. Each cabin and platform tent sleeps 4. Current background checks and adult memberships will be required for any adult choosing to stay overnight. Troops and families are also welcome to bring their own tents and camp on site. Please eat before arriving Friday night.

Race Information: Boat building begins at 10 am on Saturday! Review the flyer for race rules

Special Instructions: Wear a bathing suit and sunscreen and be ready to get wet! Teams will be provided with 1 roll of duct tape and a few cardboard boxes. Feel free to bring more. Extra duct tape and cardboard is usually in high demand!

How to register: This event is only open to members who renew their Girl Scout membership by August 31. When you renew online, a Cardboard Boat Regatta registration link will be emailed to you.

On-time registration deadline: Monday, September 2
Late registration deadline (fees apply): Wednesday, September 4


 Renew your Girl Scouts membership by June 15 to receive a 50% off discount code to be used for either the day or weekend camping option!

Weekend camping option is $30 per person

  • Children under 5 may stay overnight for half price. Babysitting is not provided.
  • Price includes Saturday breakfast, and dinner and Sunday breakfast

Rain date: September 20-22, 2019

Questions? Please contact Meagan Piroutek at