Just what is an Cubanopolis? I'm glad you asked! A Cubanapolis is a fun family event where the boys, prior to race day and with their parent’s assistance, make a cardboard race car that they can wear and run with.
The emphasis on this event is family fun and participation, so no trophies are awarded; instead the Scouts will race for some fun prizes and candy!
We will, however, have some type of award for various categories for the construction and design of their cars so be creative!
Please make arrangements to pick up your cardboard box from April. YOU NEED THIS in order to make your car!
Car Making Rules:
- Body of car must be constructed of cardboard. Tape, tinfoil, paint, construction paper, stickers and paper plates can also be used for decoration.
- Use the box provided by the Pack. It should fit around your son without being either too snug or too loose.
- No metal or glass materials may be used.
- No items can be hanging or dragging behind a car
- For safety reasons, cars should not have a ‘windshield’
- Each race will consist of 4 laps
- Each racer will need an adult present to be their pit crew
Each racer should bring 4 things with them on race day
- Goggles or glasses or a swimming mask
- A small towel or washcloth
- A helmet (bike or ski helmet)
- Gym-appropriate LACE up tennis shoes WITH socks.
Reminders will be sent out closer to race day. A couple of extras will be available, but certainly not enough for everyone. We will cover more of what the race entails the night of the race. It is going to be SO MUCH FUN!
For our annual Cubanopolis to be a success, we want to remind our scouts that what is important is that they do their best, play by the rules, show good sportsmanship, and have fun.
The Cub will decorate the box to look like a race car (or a space ship, garbage truck, or any vehicle he wants. Construction paper, paint, tape, aluminum foil and markers are all great things to have on hand to spur creativity. Colored paper plates make great wheels. Be sure no dangerous materials (such as glass or metal) are used.
And as always, remind the boys that what is important is that they do their best, play by the rules, show good sportsmanship, and have fun.
There are all KINDS of samples all over the internet, but I've included a couple I found as well just for inspiration. I can't wait to see the creative minds at work in our Pack!