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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.

Join us for the Cub Scout Holiday Break Adventure at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch!

Redesigned in 2021 to eliminate crowds and and make Cub-O as safe as possible during Covid-19!
The new Covid-19 protocols worked great at Score-O 2020!  We staggered the Arrival Times, Check-In times, and Start times for individual teams throughout the day and never saw crowds!  924  participants and proper Social distancing was easy! We’re using the same plan for Cub-O to spread out the participants into separate time slots. Thanks to everyone who made the day possible!

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 youth more about problem solving and map reading.  All Tigers, Cub Scouts, Webelos, AOL, leaders, and parents are invited.  Separate awards for each age group.  CUB-O is the most popular Orienteering event in the USA! A day trip or a weekend camp, Cub-O is the most popular orienteering event in North America! Over 1000 Cub Scouts, leaders, and parents participated in CUB-O every year since 1999! 1,996 attended in 2019. Over 36,000 have attended since 1998.

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January 2, 2021 SR2 on Jan 2nd 8:00am-4:00pm Register

NEW Safety Changes for 2021

  • No mass start crowd in 2021!
    CUB-O and Score-O have been redesigned to have Dens starting every few minutes all day long. The staggered start times by individual Dens and Packs will turn one big start into hundreds of small Den team starts throughout the morning and early afternoon.
  • Roads Stay Open!
    Pick your Arrival Time! come out to camp or make a Day Trip of it. The roads will be open all day (with speed enforcement roadblocks), so you can arrive and leave when you need to.
  • No Hole Punches to touch!
    The markers will be using cards with number codes printed LARGE, rather than hole punches. Cub Scouts won’t have to touch them. Just read from a distance and write down the code!
  • No Hot Dog Lunch!
    Switching to a totally prepackaged trail mix lunch instead! pick up the lunches with your patches at Check-In and go!
  • Easy “How-To-Orienteer” Beginner Training Videos on YouTube!
    No more crowds at Training! The Orienteering Committee is making several short videos on “How to Have Fun Orienteering for Beginners”! Learn on your owm time or watch it on your phone on Saturday!

CUB-O is an event that teaches your youth to think for themselves while learning to read a map and hiking in the woods. 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 now has a code that you’ll write 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 2.5 hours!  You’ll stay warm ‘cause you’ll stay moving!

Cub-O is a team event for teams (Dens) of 3-6 Cub Scouts plus 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.  Maximum team size is 8 people.

Additional attendees (attending, assisting, or camping, but not competing) can pay $7 for lunch and liability insurance only but must register and be prepaid.  Registrations must be received by 5:00 PM Wednesday, December 30th.

Finish Line Sandwiches. Venture Crew 1910 will again have BBQ sandwiches available for at the finish line. Includes: sandwich, bag of chips, and a drink. Cost to Pre-order is $5.50 per meal. A limited number of meals may be available on the day of Cub O for $7.00 each. Great care will be taken with food safety and Covid-19 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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NEW –> TRAIL 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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January 2, 2021 SR2 on Jan 2nd 8:00am-4:00pm Register