Longhorn Council - Cub-O 2021

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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!

Registrations must be received by Noon Wednesday, December 30th.

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.

The new Covid-19 protocols worked great at Score-O 2020!  We staggered the start times for individual units and their teams throughout the day and never saw crowds!  Social distancing was easy. Thanks to everyone who made the day possible! We had over 900 participants at Score-O.  There were 8 START lanes and 4 FINISH Lanes and with the staggered START times whenever saw a crowd! 

Score-O Finish Line

--> No Crowds in 2021!
When you register you'll choose your Pack's Arrival Time at the front gate from a list of available times. Your pick your checkin time at Cub-O HQ from another list of available times.  You'll get your START time at Cub-O Check-in. We'll spread the START times for Den and Pack teams  throughout the morning and early afternoon so that a new group will head out every few minutes all morning and early afternoon. The staggered start times will turn one big mass start into hundreds of small Den team starts.

--> Roads Stay Open!
Pick your Pack's Arrival Time! come out to camp or make a Day Trip of it. The roads will be open all day (with 6 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!

--> 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, and a great day of orienteering.  Maximum team size is 8 people.


7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.        Early check-in at the main dining hall at SR2.

8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.        Check-in at dining hall. Each den/pack sends 1 adult. 

9:00 a.m.                           Trading post opens

9:00 a.m.                           Fist start. Remain at the start until the horn sounds. 

1:30 p.m.                           Last start

4:30 p.m.                           All teams in. Competition ends.

5:30 p.m.                           Trading post closes

7:30 p.m.                           Final scores will be posted outside the dining hall and on the website. 

When & Where
Sid Richardson Scout Ranch
Friday 01-01-2021 5:00 PM CT to
Sunday 01-03-2021 10:00 AM CT Past
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