Tuesday, January 10th is the January Pack meeting. And it is one that you do NOT want to miss -- our annual Cubanapolis!
Just what is an Cubanapolis? 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. Boxes were passed out at the December Christmas party. If you weren't able to make it, please get with your den leader ASAP to get your box!
The emphasis on this event is family fun and participation!
We will, however, have some type of recognition for various categories for the construction and design of the cars -- so be creative!
Please make arrangements to pick up your cardboard box from your den leader if you did not get it at the December Pack meeting. YOU NEED THIS in order to make your car!
Car Making Rules:
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.
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, 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!