The team from First Junee Scouts joined with their counterparts from Gundagai, Wagga, Leeton, West Wyalong, Young and Hay this past weekend to contest the Scouts Riverina Raft Regatta.
Testing their creativity and construction skills, around fifty Scouts from across the Riverina competed in races both on and off the water.
On Saturday, the Scouts constructed rafts of their own design using only timber spars, ropes and tubes.
This was a true test of pioneering skills, with no nails, bolts or glue allowed under the race rules.
The eight rafts constructed were of very different design and of varying shapes and sizes.
While one raft suffered a tube puncture along the way, all were of sturdy enough construction to make it to the finish line.
Each raft and team stood the test of distance, paddling down the five kilometres of the fast-flowing Murrumbidgee River.
Regatta riders launched their watercraft from the sandbank of the Wagga Beach.
While the Junee Scouts did not take home line honours, they had lots of fun.
The Junee team combined construction and water-bound efforts with a group of scouts from around the region.
The team was made up of Caleb and Hayden from Young, Jazmin and Caidence from Junee, and Jordan from Leeton.
Despite their familial differences, the scouts worked together to complete the challenges with diligence and determination.
Of course, the onboard activities were not devoid of water fights and river antics along the way.
Day two of the competition, on Sunday, further tested and developed the Scouts' construction and teamwork skills with a number of land construction and race challenges.
Teams worked together to build a functioning walking A-frame and participated in a chariot race at Camp Kurrajong, near Oura.
This is the third year the weekend event has operated, and it continues to grow in popularity with Scouts across the region.