November TBD, 2020
Cuboree is a is an action-packed day for newly registered Cub Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade. Activities include an opening flag ceremony, friendly competition, outdoor games, and a grand campfire! Every Cub Scout will have an opportunity to do their best and compete for an award. Let the games begin. Families can camp with their pack during the weekend.
Option 1: Cuboree and Rocket Launch: Scouts can participate in a full day of Saturday activities; families can also camp with their pack for the weekend and newly registered Scouts can launch their rocket.
The registration fee is $6.50 for the first Cub Scout and $5 for every additional Scout who registers at the same time. Siblings (over the age of 5) and adults are $5. Late registration begins 11/16/2019 and is $11.50 for the first Scout and $10 for each additional Scout. At checkout, pay with a credit card or electronic check. Council refund policy.
Onsite registration is $15 (checks payable to SHAC), so register online before arriving to save money.
Registration opens in September.
Option 2: Rocket Launch only: Newly registered Cub Scouts can launch their rocket at 1:00 pm. There is no cost to launch a rocket; please RSVP so we will have an engine for your rocket onsite.
Learn More and RSVP for Rocket Launch
||Check-in begins (eat dinner before arriving, or bring dinner)
||Wake-up / breakfast / clean up
||Call to colors (main field)
||Lunch with pack (non-cooking)
||Dinner / clean up
||Campfire and awards
|| Lights out
||Wake-up / Breakfast (non-cooking)
||Loading cars; clean campsite
||Check-out starts (campsite inspection)
Unit Camping Information
- Unit leaders are responsible for the unit camping portion of the weekend.
- Parents are responsible for the supervision of their children, and youth protection policies apply.
- All registered adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). At least one registered adult who has completed YPT must be present at all events and activities. YPT is valid for two years from the date completed. YPT is available online.
- Units provide their own camping gear and meals.
- Adherence to the BSA's health and safety policies found in the Guide to Safe Scouting and youth protection guidelines are required.
What to Bring
- BSA Health and Medical form (Parts A & B for all Scouting events) for every participant
- Sack Lunch - check with pack leadership
- Water bottle
- Closed toes shoes (i.e., tennis shoes) good for running
- Field uniform (Scout uniform) or activity uniform (Scout t-shirt)
- Rain gear, if needed
- Optional: Rocket and engine (rockets can be shot more than once if time allows)
- Optional: Camera, sunscreen, camp chair, bug spray
Newly registered Scouts:
- Rocket that you received from your pack leader (with the Scout's name on it). Scouts may decorate their rockets with stickers or markers, but no additional weight should be added. View the rocket prep video.
- Optional: Extra engine (rockets can be shot more than once if time allows)
- Tent and tarp/ground cloth for under the tent
- Bed roll, sleeping bag, cot, pillow
- Cooking gear and food (might work together with other families in your pack)
- Water containers for hauling water for cooking
- Mess kit (plate, fork, knife, spoon) and cup or water bottle
- Flashlight with fresh batteries
- Appropriate clothing for weather and extra change of clothes
- Jacket, raingear, hat
- Personal items (toiletries and medication)
- Field (Scout shirt) and Activity (Scout t-shirt) uniform
- First-Aid kit (one per pack is acceptable)
- Trash bags
- Eat dinner before arriving on Friday night
- Food - check with pack leadership
- Optional items: marshmallows and sticks, Cub Scout Handbook, battery-operated lantern, wet wipes, glow sticks, football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time)
Youth who join Cub Scouts this year will receive a rocket that they can design, build, and launch at Rocket Day.
Extra Rockets: Cub Scouts may bring rockets and engines to shoot. The rocket must be a skill level 0 to 2 and the engine must be an A or B class engine. Packs may purchase additional rockets for returning Scouts in bulk from the local Scout Shop. Allow two weeks for delivery. Individuals may purchase additional rockets and motor engines at the local Scout Shop or Hobby Lobby. If Scouts bring their own rocket(s), the rocket should be built prior to arrival at the launch site and they must provide their own appropriate class A or B rocket engine. Remember that only adults are allowed to handle the engines. Ensure that you review the rocket kit instructions and select the recommended engine size. Watch this video for a very good briefing on prepping rockets prior to launch: https://youtu.be/hC6evC1N05c.
Rocket Launch Safety
The safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees is an important part of the Scouting experience.
Only adults are allowed to handle or load rocket motors. Adults should always closely supervise ALL rocketry building, launching, and recovery activities.
National Association of Rocketry (NAR) Safety Code and other safety guidelines will be followed:
- Launch safety – countdowns, 15-foot safety circle
- Launchers – End of launch rod must be above eye level.
- Launch site – 200-foot open area required for a type B engine; monitor wind and dry grass conditions
- Every rocket should be safety inspected prior to launch.
- If a rocket misfires or does not launch, be sure to wait a minimum of 30 seconds before approaching it.
- Lightning, winds, or any adverse weather should immediately stop the launch.
- Recovery safety – Do not attempt recovery from power lines, tall trees, etc.
- In case of inclement weather, the launch will be rescheduled.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the council and district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
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The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management