Charlotte Girl Scout Troop #30066 attended Scout Day at the Great Escape in New York on June 9. While there they participated in various activities such as scavenger hunts, tie-dyeing, making SWAPS and enjoying the rides. However, the most memorable part of the day, perhaps, was the Cardboard Regatta Boat Race. The troop spent many hours designing and building our two boats, the Unicorn Express #1 and #2, along with some costumes for a little added fun. We transported our boats from Charlotte to New York, and at race time we lined our boats up along the shore of the wave pool at the Great Escape with various other entries designed by Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops from all over.
When the whistle blew the girls gave it their all to paddle those boats across the water. Although we did not win the race, we were very proud to receive the first place Judges Choice Award for best design, which was presented to us by the New York National Guard. It was a very fun and challenging end to this year’s scouting adventures.