We had a great time at this years Card Board Boat Regatta.  Sorry. I went on vacation to Florida and forgot to write this up.  08-13-2021 Stockton Lake Mutton Creek Campground 100 folk in attendance.  Here is pictures by Dan Rockafellow, Rob Batchman and Mark Jones as always thank you for sharing your pictures.. 

Thank you to all who made this year’s Cardboard Boat Regatta a great success.  The weather was perfect, the ribs were excellent, and the blessings of fellowship with our fellow rangers was memorable as always.  I overheard two of my boys talking over lunch today, eating our hot dogs and baked beans at the picnic table in our campsite.  One of them said, “You know, I think this has been one of the best days of my life” and the other said “This whole weekend has been one of the best of my life.”  I think we can often overlook the significance of the things we do, year after year, or week after week.  Things that become commonplace to those of us who have enjoyed these experiences many times over can often be a life-changing memory for a boy.  I hope you will never ever forget – what you do MATTERS.  Everything you do to provide a pathway for a boy to become more like Christ MATTERS.

Thank you to all those who made this event possible.  Thank you to the district leaders who put it all together – Mark Jones, Rob Batchman, Ray Reece, Dan Rockafellow, Richard Michael, our worship leaders Friday night – Isaiah Gilliam & Ben Johnson, and many more.  Thank you to the parents who provided a way for the boys to be there.

And most importantly – thank you to every outpost leader who built cardboard boats, bought groceries, loaded the trailer, handed out & collected permission slips, called parents, picked up boys, got up early & stayed up late, and once again did all those things you so often do to make one more ranger event a success for boys, yours and mine.

What you did this weekend mattered.  It mattered to Noah & Coyle.  Because of you, this was one of the best weekends of their life.  And they’ve already been asking about the next one.

Thank you.   John Hicks, District Director 

18 Boats Racing  Click on a picture for a larger view.  Zip File of all these pictures.