Lake Shores Mercer Island Canoe Race 2021

25th Annual Around the Island Canoe Relay Race

Winning Scout Team Inherits the Prestigious Reese Martin Cup *until next year*

Location: Lower Luther Burbank beach, Mercer Island
When: Sunday, October 10th
Arrive at: 7am for orientation
Race begins at: 8am
End Time: ~ 2pm *This will depend on how fast the crew’s go.

This long lasting tradition is a great opportunity to develop and practice a traditional scouting skill. It will allow scouts to work as a team, develop leadership skills, overcome challenges, and get in the Scouting spirit!

All paddlers need to have passed a BSA swim test in the past year for safety reasons. 

Covid Requirements:

  • All competitors and attendees will wear masks whether fully vaccinated or not.
  • Maximum of 2 scouts per canoe.
  • Scouts in the canoe will be in seats furthest from each other to maintain social distancing.
  • Scouts also need to keep their masks on while canoeing.

Canoe Race Route 

This is a relay race consisting of multiple legs. At the end of each leg all teams will stop and wait for the remaining canoes to arrive at shore. This is to make it easier on the chase boats so the teams aren’t too spread out on the lake.

Start: Southern Luther Burbank Swim Beach.

  • 1st Waypoint (2.1 miles): Mercerwood Shore Club, 4150 East Mercer Way

If you have questions contact scout Kyle R. at

*Please email first*


To register for this event, please email Kyle R. and notify him that you will be attending. Please include who (copy the in the email) will be your troops time keeper and who will be asking questions on the final leg. Copy in Randall Ogata as well at