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Cub-O 2020

Event Details


January 4, 2020.

Join us for Cub Scout Orienteering Event at Sid Richardson Scout Ranch!
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! Over 1000 Cub Scouts, leaders, and parents participated in CUB-O every year since 1999!

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 has a hole punch that you use to mark 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, January 1st.

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.

Click here for the Cub-O information page.


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Check-in at the main dining hall at SR2.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 PM       Map Trainings every 1/2 hour.
                                         Learn to read maps and have more fun on your hike!

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 PM     Lunch provided in Dining Hall (meal times assigned)

1:10 PM                            Competition maps given out to teams

1:30 PM – 4:00 PM          Cub-O Orienteering Competition. Have fun and good hiking!

7:30 PM                            Award Announcements (or campfire)

When & Where
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch
Saturday 01-04-2020 9:00 AM CT to 9:00 PM CT Past
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