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2006 Cub Scout Cup - May 13th

Scouts to compete in a variety of events

You will never forget the feeling of anticipation and exhilaration of making it over the water pit, across the balance beam, through the tires and across the finish line. Luckily, some local cub scouts will find out on Saturday, May 13th at the First Annual Cub Scout Cup. Like an Olympic style event, the Cub Scout Cup will be an all day team based competition with mental and physical challenges building teamwork and reinforcing scouting values taught through out the year.

Teams will be made up den teams from all 37 William S. Hart District Cub Scout packs. “I was attending Wood Badge, an advanced training program for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and looking for ideas,” said Robert Bell, Cub Cup Event Director and Committee Chair for Pack 494. “I wanted to come up with a program that the boys would be excited about but also strengthen the skills and values they'd been learning; I needed ‘a game with a purpose’.”

The game with a purpose is the Cub Scout Cup. The event is designed to bring scouts together as a pack like a space derby, raingutter regatta and pinewood derby. Bell added that “the Cub Scout Cup started as a simple idea that 9 and 10 year old boys would go wild at the prospect of winning a giant cup trophy. Cub Scouts, several times a year have great derbies where they compete individually, here they must ‘help the pack go’.” Scouts will compete in a variety of events like an obstacle course, navigation course, relay races, teamwork challenges and Scouting knowledge. Each scout will participate with his own den to make a team. Scores will be averaged to create a pack score and the pack with the best score takes home the cup and bragging rights for a whole year.


Each competing scout will receive a patch and a participating ribbon. The way to register is to visit the Cub Cup website www.cubscoutcup.org. Besides the team events each team will be judged on their scout spirit. Team banners, tee-shirts, songs and overall scout excitement will be what the judges will be looking for. Creativeness is encouraged. Lunch can be brought “picnic style”, but Troop 2379 will be selling hot barbeque lunches the day of the event.

In Cub Scouting, boys and their families have fun and adventure in a program that builds character and instills values. Cub Scouting embraces the values of citizenship, compassion, cooperation, courage, faith, health and fitness, honesty, perseverance, positive attitude, resourcefulness, respect, and responsibility. These values come to boys in all parts of the Cub Scout program-all while they're having a great time with their friends and families. If the competition is not enough one of the Platinum sponsors Mountasia Fun Center has agree to give each paid participant a voucher for game of golf and 15 game tokens worth more than $10.

The public is invited to watch the event and visit the cub scout recruiting booth to learn more about scouting. In addition the event has sponsorship and donation opportunities to support the day long competition.
 
Donations are tax deductible and different levels of sponsorship have been set up to support the event.

The First Annual Cub Scout Cup takes place at the Hart Park Campgrounds in Newhall.

For more information, Call Robert Bell at (661) 251-6070