Cub-O is the most popular orienteering event in North America. A fun day of hiking and friendly competition for Cub Scouts, parents, and leaders. Orienteering (the use of map and compass) to find locations and plan a journey, has been a vital skill for humans for thousands of years. Thousands of people participate in the sport each year in local clubs and competitions. Longhorn Council has two events annually for orienteering. One is for Cub Scouts (Cub O), and one is held for Boy Scouts (SCORE-O)
The cost to participate in the CUB-O event held Saturday is $19 per scout and includes a patch, lunch, liability insurance and a Cub-O map. T shirts are available to purchase for $12 each.
Additional attendees (attending, assisting or camping but not competing) can pay $6 for lunch and liability insurance only but must register and be paid.
Each team of 3-6 Cubs gets a Cub-O map half an hour before the race starts.
Your goal is to hike in the woods and find as many of the 40 orange and white orienteering flags as you can.
Two-deep leadership is *required* for each team. So, parents, if you HAVE NOT taken Youth Protection Training, NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT!
This is a rain or shine event: extreme inclement weather (ice or snow) may cause a one week postponement. Weather announcements will be made on the Longhorn Council Website and on our blog as well.
Sound like something you want to do?
Well, click HERE to print out a registration form and get it submitted to the Longhorn Council before the deadline of Wednesday, January 3. Two adults are required to register per team. Teams will be assigned based upon the number of cubs registered in our Pack. We will do our best to keep younger dens and older scouts together.
Be sure to let leadership know if you wish to camp so that we can plan accordingly.