Welcome to: Plan ’em, Build ’em, Run ’em, Score ’em, and Make ‘em a super addition to your Cub Scout Program!. 1. When during the year should such a competition be held? Outdoors? Weather/temperature considerations. e.g. Avoid "wet" events during cold weather!. Things to think about.
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Welcome to:Plan ’em, Build ’em, Run ’em, Score ’em, and Make ‘em a super addition to your Cub Scout Program!
1. When during the year should such a competition be held?
Outdoors? Weather/temperature considerations.
e.g. Avoid "wet" events during cold weather!
2. How much lead time is needed between announcement and event?
Might depend on ...
how complicated is the building activity?
what materials are allowed?
rules to be met?
3. What equipment is needed?
What are sources?
Make: cost, storage
Borrow: ask for sources at Cub Roundtable, check "Resources" section of district website
4. How should the competition be conducted?
5. What rules are required?
"Inherit" rules from a related district event?
Should you require Official kits?
Or allow Alternative sources?
6. Rules ... KISMIF. Clear, concise, precise.
And publicize early!!!
Pinecar Track- Cost - $100
-impossible to keep aligned
-joints fit badly and cars with perfect clearance would rub
Cubmobile Derby (gravity powered)
St. Marks UMC
Rubber-band powered cars
Pop-bottle rockets (competing for height, distance, flight time, or accuracy)
BYOR ... Compete for height, distance, flight time, or accuracy
Chapter 6 includes an outline for planning a Derby!