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January 5, 2019

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.

Click HERE for Cub-O 2018 Scores!

A day trip or a weekend camp, Cub-O is the most poplar orienteering event in North America! 2,118 attended in 2018. 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!

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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 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. 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.

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Lunch will be served in the dining hall. Meal times are assigned to minimize the length of serving lines. Units may choose to do Pack Family Camping on Friday and/or Saturday night. Scores will be available by Saturday night. After the event, each team’s competition race maps will be available to pick up at the 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, Boy Scouts, and Venturers.


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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 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 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 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 to email corrections or comments.

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January 5, 2019 SR2 9:00 am- Register