Fall Regatta

October TBD, 2020   |   8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Duessen Park, Lake Houston
12303 Sonnier St.
Houston, TX 77044

Fall Regatta Is an annual daylong event for ships to get together, have fun and get onto the water. The event hosts general sailing, racing, motor boating, and instruction.

This is an excellent opportunity to invite potential Scouts and introduce them to sailing. This is not a merit badge event. Leaders can use this as an opportunity to work on cooking requirements and advancements


Units need to register for the event so the event staff can plan appropriately based on registration numbers. Registration is completed by the unit leader.  There is no charge to attend.

Registration opens in August.

What to Bring 

  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending (kept by the unit leader)
  • Lunch, water, snacks
  • Sailing day gear
  • Canopies
  • Chairs
  • Containers to haul water (water and restrooms are in the park)
  • Ships should have a float plan

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Safe Boating and Saling Standards     Youth Protection Guidelines 

Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management


For more information, please contact Skipper Hightower at skipper.ship1701@gmail.com.