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Big shout out to Crew 136 and Crew 1 who competed in the SMUD solar regatta for the first time. Their boat "RA power" named after the Egyptian sun god RA really showed off there STEM skills! 

The next Solar Regatta which will be held at Rancho Seco on May 5 and 6, 2017.  May 5th for high schools (Scouts) and May 6th for colleges.

This is an awesome event and the Scouts enjoy it every year.  SMUD provides solar panels, free camping on Thursday night, Breakfast and Lunch for registered team members, and a financial stipend. I highly encourage putting together a team from your troop or multiple troops, or participating as a district.  The "Troop 99' team was made up of Scouts from (4) Troops.

From SMUD recap of 2016 event:

  • We are very grateful to the Boy Scouts, troop 99 who graciously performed the flag salute ceremony and stayed overnight to provide this service to the colleges on Saturday.
  • The application for the 2017 Northern California Solar Regatta will be posted on the web site in August. Be sure to get our application in early as racing positions are filled on a first-come basis.
  • The web site has been updated with the winners listed for each category along with a photo slideshow.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at

Mike Rebollo

Troop 29; STEM Committee member


251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 929-1417

Hours of Operation:
8:30am - 5:00pm (M-F)
Closed Saturday & Sunday

River City Scout Shop

251 Commerce Circle
Sacramento, CA 95815

phone: (916) 649-1800

Hours of Operation:
9:00am - 6:00pm (M,T,TR,F)
9:00am - 6:30pm (W)
10:00am - 4:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday

NorCal Scout Shop - Chico

3881 Benater Way, Suite D
Chico, CA 95928

phone: (530) 809-0400

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 6:00pm (W-F)
10:00am - 2:00pm (Saturday)
Closed Sunday, Monday & Tuesday

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