Main Council Calendar

January 2, 2021

Cub-O

The Cub Scout Holiday Break Adventure!

Click here to see the Cub-O feature in the January-February 2016 issue of Scouting magazine.

ALL 2020-2021 events will be done outside and have been redesigned to follow Covid-19 protocols!

CUB-O is an event that teaches your boys to think for themselves while learning to read a map and hiking in the woods. No mass start in 2021. CUB-O and Score-O have been redesigned to have all day staggered start times by individual units throughout the morning and early afternoon turning one big start into hundreds of small team starts. The markers will be using codes this year, rather than hole punches (so teams won’t have to touch them).

A day trip or a weekend camp, Cub-O is the most popular orienteering event in North America! 1,996 attended in 2019. Over 32,800 have attended since 1998. It’s a FUN day of hiking and friendly competition for Cub Scouts, parents, and Leaders! The Orienteering Committee extends its thanks and appreciation to the outstanding Packs, Troops, Scouts, and Scouters who help make Cub-O such a great event!

The Longhorn Council cares deeply about the health and safety of all Scouts and their families. All 2020-2021 weekend events have been redesigned to incorporate the latest CDC, State, and BSA guidelines and make them as safe as possible during the covid-19 pandemic. The updated event plans make it possible for Scouts, adults, and families to have fun in the outdoors while safely following current social distancing and hygiene protocols.

All events have new procedures for cleaning, sanitizing, hygiene, mask wearing, and social distancing to avoid crowds and to keep our Scouts outside where it is much safer than indoors.

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The Orienteering Committee thanks the dozens of volunteers and Scouts who helped make Cub-O so much fun this year!! Join us for the next Cub-O! Cub-O is a fun Orienteering competition for Tiger Cubs, Cub Scouts, and Webelos held each year right after the holiday break. Lunch is included.

Each team of Cubs gets a Cub-O map half a few minutes before their race start time. Your goal is to hike in the woods and find as many of the 40 orange and white orienteering flags as you can. Plan your strategy to score the maximum point total possible in 2 hours!  Map training sessions for Cub Scouts and parents are held all morning. Each team of Cubs must be accompanied by at least 2 fully registered adults. In 2021, in Tiger Cub groups, the parents must keep and use the compasses (if they are needed) – the Tigers may use their maps and do the hiking.

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BYO lunch in 2021. Arrival Times, Check-In times, and START times will be assigned to eliminate or minimize crowding at the start and finish lines. Units may choose to do Pack Family Camping on Friday and/or Saturday night. Scores will be available by Sunday. No mass start! We are spreading the start times throughout the morning and afternoon. After the event, each team’s competition race maps will be available to pick up at  District Roundtable meetings in January or February. 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 THIS WEBSITE.

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Volunteers Needed for map scoring on Saturday afternoon and early evening at the next Cub-O. The final scores will be posted on Saturday night.

 

Each team’s competition maps and scores will be available as well. The Orienteering Committee will check and score each map 3 – 4 times to make sure they are scored correctly.

CAMPFIRES: campfires are allowed unless the county issues a fire ban. Fires must be built only in existing fire rings, must be attended at all times, and must be completely extinguished before the adults leave the campsite or go to bed. There is no time limit on campfires as long as they are attended.

In January 2017 Channel 5 News did a special on Cub Scouts camping at SR2 in the sub-freezing temperatures Friday night.  Don’t forget to get Polar Bear Awards if you camped. Channel 5 News story: “Hundreds of Cub Scouts Brave Below-Freezing Weather.

History

In 2017 we welcomed Clif Wright from the original Orienteering Committee and Troop 499  as special guest.  Clif made the first Longhorn Council orienteering maps back in 1989 for the old Leonard Scout Reservation in Granbury, and used them to start Spring-O and Cub-O.  The last Cub-O at Leonard Scout Reservation was held on January 8, 2000, with 1.440 Cubs Scouts and adults participating.  Since then we’ve been holding Cub-O (and Score-O and Spring-O) at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch.

Longhorn Council Orienteering Committee members since 1989: Clif Wright, Chairman 1989-1994, Don Strickland, Chairman 1995-2012, Marc McCauley, Chairman 2013-2018, Dick & Susan Richardson, Linda Krouse, Gordon Couch, John Breckline, Don Winn, Jeff Peters, Lon Newsom, Thomas Newsom, Susan Newsom, Bob Ballard, Sandi Bertocci, Dave Mehl, PJ Sessums, Rich Wendling, Rob Wright, and hundreds of adult leaders, Scouts and Venturers.

NOTE: we have redesigned the event to eliminate crowding!


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2020 Cub-O Scores – Final

Cub-O 2020 scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos-AOL Scores
Adult Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

2019 Cub-O Scores

Cub-O 2019 scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos-AOL Scores-v2
Girl Scout Scores
Adult Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

2018 Cub-O Scores – Final

Cub-O 2018 scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos-AOL Scores
Girl Scout Scores
Adult Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

2017 Cub-O Scores – Final

Cub-O final scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos Scores
Girl Scout Scores
Adult Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

2016 Cub-O Scores – Final

Cub-O final scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

2015 Cub-O Scores – Final

Cub-O final scores are posted below. The Orienteering Committee checked and scored each map 3 times to make sure they were scored correctly. Preliminary scores are posted first. Final scores are posted after everyone has a chance to comment on possible typos or mistakes in the scoring. It usually takes several weeks to get everyone’s input after the preliminary scores are posted.
Tiger Scores
Wolf Scores
Bear Scores
Webelos Scores
Click here to email corrections or comments.

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