One of the great attributes of Scouting is that it teaches young men to work together to achieve a common goal. A Team can always do more by working together than they can do by working individually. Teamwork can bring out the best in all who are involved. An amazing example of this can be found in the story of the Apollo 13 mission to the moon.Read More
February is also usually the month to hold your Blue and Gold Banquet. Involve your Pack Committee now in the planning. Some items that should be considered for your banquet: Where will we hold it, What will we eat, Who will decorate, What will make it fun and memorable?
Download the February Pack Planner Here
All cars must pass the following inspection to qualify for the race:
- Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
- Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
- Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
- Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit.
- Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
- No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
- The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
- The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
- No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.
- Gorilla Glue - for emergency application of weights
- A Scale - One that registers ounces (postage scales work wonderful)
- Small round stickers (like the ones used at yard sales for the price) to mark and identify each car.
- Extra tools, graphite, weights, and sandpaper
- Extra car parts.
- Type of race (Cubs only, Parents and Cubs, Adults, Cubs and Siblings, open race, etc.)
- Is an open class going to be allowed so anyone who wants to can race?
- How many and what kind of awards will be given out?
- Who will purchase or make awards?
- What are the rules? (It's helpful to hand out a copy of the rules when handing out the car kits)
- Who will judge the participation awards?
- Where will you get a track?
- Who can help set up and take down?
- How sophisticated of a a track and timing do you want?
- Who will schedule the room and equipment needed?
- When will weigh-ins be?
This is a perfect theme to coincide with New Years Resolutions. As we follow the points of the Scout Law... It reminds us to always have a positive attitude and to be helpful, friendly, kind, and cheerful. As CubScouts we are reminded to be positive with the motto - DO YOUR BEST!
Cub Leaders: The following is the January pack planning guide provided by National. This is not a complete step by step resource but it does get the ball rolling with the creativity on your part as a Cub Leader.
Remember you don't have to be perfect...just "DO YOUR BEST!"