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Cub-O 2021

Event Details


January 2, 2021

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

Redesigned to eliminate crowding and make Cub-O as safe as possible during the pandemic!

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 32,800 have attended since 1998.

--> 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 lcards 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!

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
Friday 01-01-2021 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 01-03-2021 10:00 AM CT
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