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The 11-year-history of an unusual idea Cal Farley's Cardboard Boat Races

The 11-year-history of an unusual idea Cal Farley's Cardboard Boat Races

It all began with an idea. Way back in 2007, the boys living in Rafter R Home wanted to go canoeing. Unfortunately for them, not only was it the middle of February, but a particularly cold winter had frozen the surface of the lakes around Boys Ranch. There was always the indoor swimming pool, but…

Boys Ranch youth, staff prepare for annual cardboard boat races

Boys Ranch youth, staff prepare for annual cardboard boat races

A group of Cal Farley’s youth enlisted workers at Cal Farley’s corporate headquarters Wednesday to sample a project the youth at Boys Ranch have been planning and working on for some time — building cardboard boats. The youths’ hands-on demonstration was a way to involve Cal Farley’s employees who may not work at the Boys…

Boys Ranch 2016 cardboard boat race

After weeks of prepping and creating cardboard boats, Cal Farley’s Boys Ranch residents found out Friday, July 22, whether their creations would float or sink. Hosted by the Adventure Program, the cardboard boat races give Boys Ranch residents a chance to learn teamwork and to be cheered on by the campus. Every resident is encouraged…

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