Cub-O is this Saturday January 3rd.
Cub-O is an orienteering event designed for everyone to
enjoy: dens that compete hard, dens that want an easy hike in
the woods, and dens that want to teach their boys more about
problem solving and map reading. All Tigers, Cub Scouts,
Webelos, leaders, and parents are invited. Separate awards for
each age group. CUB-O is the most popular Orienteering
event in the USA! Over 1000 Cub Scouts, leaders, and parents
participated in CUB-O every year since 1999!
It’s fast, exciting, and FUN. And it’s all Cub Scouts. The
locations of 40-50 orange and white orienteering flags are
marked on the map and you and your team will go hiking in
the woods to find them – or most of them! Each flag has a
hole punch that you use to mark your scorecard. Flags are
worth 5, 10, 15, 20, or 30 points, depending on how hard they
are to find. Your Den team will get a Cub-O competition map
20 minutes before the race starts. Then you plan a hiking
strategy to find the most flags and score the most points in just
2 hours! You’ll stay warm ‘cause you’ll stay moving!
Cub-O is a team event for teams (Dens) of 3-6 Cub Scouts and
at least 2 adults. Each team must have at least two adults
registered for Cub-O. Be sure to dress warmly in layers and
bring lots of water! Bring a compass and a watch so you’ll
finish on time. All registered participants will get a Cub-O
patch, our latest 5-color competition map, lunch and a great
day of orienteering.