Cuboree

October 2019  |  7:45 am - 7:15 pm

Bear Creek Pioneer Park (SW corner)
South Golbow and Liere Lane
Houston, TX 77084

Cuboree is an event for Cub Scouts (kindergarten - 5th grade) and their families. Scouts will work on advancements (required and elective adventures) and have fun, fun, fun! 

Events include activities such as the space derby, tent-to-tent trick or treating, physical fitness, pumpkin carving, water bottle rockets, ghostly campfire, archery, golf ball toss, rope making, push carts, and much, much, more! Families can camp with their pack the entire weekend. 

Register

Registered Scouts in kindergarten through fifth grade may attend. Early registration is $11.50 for the first Scout and $10 for each additional Scout and includes a patch.  After 10/22/18, the registration fee is $15. Onsite registration is $20 (check payable to SHAC). Late and onsite registrants are not guaranteed a patch. There is no charge for adults or siblings. Families can also camp with their pack.

Registration opens in September.

What to Bring

  • BSA Health and Medical Record (for all Scouting events; part A & B) for every person attending
  • Closed toed shoes (tennis shoes)
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch, snacks - for Saturday only attendees
  • Scout activity uniform (Scout t-shirt) or field uniform (Scout uniform) if you have one
  • Optional: camera, sunscreen, hat
  • Bears (3rd graders) need to bring a small pocket knife to work on the Whittling Chip. See below for specific requirements.

If camping, also bring:

Tent, sleeping bag, pillow, tarp/ground cloth for under tent, meals and mess kit (check with the pack leadership), insect repellent, flashlight with fresh batteries, rain gear, toiletries, appropriate clothes for weather, extra clothes, personal medication, campfire song or skit.

Optional: camp chair, cot or sleeping mattress, battery operated lantern, wet wipes, snacks (not to be stored or eaten in tents), glow sticks, football or soccer ball (to play in campsites during free time), pumpkin to carve, and treats for tent-to-tent trick or treating

"At least one adult on a pack overnighter must have completed Basic Adult Leader Outdoor Orientation (BALOO) to properly understand the importance of program intent, youth protection policies, health and safety, site selection, age-appropriate activities, and sufficient adult participation." Find a BALOO training course near you. "At least one adult must complete Hazardous Weather training" which is available online." All registered adults must have completed BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT). Youth cannot sleep in a tent with an adult other than their parent or guardian. 

Medical Forms 

BSA Annual Health and Medical Form Parts A & B (for All Scouting Events) must be completed and signed for each and every person in attendance. These forms must be kept on hand for the duration of the event.

Bear Scouts

The 3rd graders have a specific session called Bear Claws which includes working on the Whittling Chip. The Bears will need a parent to bring a small pocket knife for the Cub Scout to use.  The Bears, with adult supervision, are only allowed to use their pocket knife during the Bear Claw session.

  • Blade must be 3½ inches long or less
  • A simple Cub Scout knife is recommended. It can have a locking blade, but is not required. Locking blades are good, but depending on the knife, they might be a problem for small hands to close safely.
  • Fixed blade knives are not recommended because they can drop out of sheaths, or tilt and jab the wearer.
  • Military knives are not recommended because they can have a laser sharp edge.
  • Knives are not allowed at pack or den meetings, even after the Whittling Chip is obtained.
  • Knives are not allowed to be used at campouts unless there is adult supervision.

Knives and Non-Scouting Equipment

Pocket knives can be brought by the adult parent or guardian only for the Bear Specific Session covering Bear Necessities and the Whittlin’ Chip activity for the Scouts.  Pocket knives at Cuboree may not be carried by Cub Scouts but, must be in the possession of their parents or guardians. Guns, sheath knives and other similar gear are not acceptable for Scouting activities and are prohibited.

Directions

Bear Creek Pioneer Park is located between Hwy 6, Clay Road, Patterson Road and N. Eldridge, Houston, TX 77084. Event is in the SW corner of park at S. Golbow and Liere Lane. From I-10, go north onto Highway 6, turn right onto Patterson Road, turn left onto Bear Creek Drive and then to South Golbow Drive and Liere Lane.

Parking

All participants must park in the designated parking area.  

Advancement

Cub Scouts can earn lots of requirements and electives by attending the Saturday sessions, Saturday evening campfire and the Sunday Scout’s Own Service. On Friday evening, Tigers work on the Sky is the Limit Adventure if the weather is favorable for the observation of the night sky.

Advancement Opportunities

Tentative Schedule

Friday

5:30 pm Camping: leader check-in; set-up campsites
10:30 pm      Lights out

Saturday

7:45 am Check in and receive patches
8:45 am Opening ceremony – by flag pole near registration
9:00 am Cub Sessions 1-3 (50 minutes per session with 10 minutes travel time)
11:30 am Lunch in campsites, Check-in for Tiger Day and for Lion Adventure
12:30 pm Cub Sessions 4 – 7, Tiger Sessions 1 – 4, Lion Sessions 1 - 3
3:30 pm Lion Sessions Conclude
4:00 pm Cub Scout Sessions Conclude
4:00 pm Extra Activity - Raingutter Regatta - Build and race a boat
4:30 pm Pumpkin carving
:30 pm Dinner with your pack
6:15 pm Tent-to-tent trick or treating (bring some treats to share)
7:15 pm Campfire at campfire ring next to registration
10:30 pm Lights out

Sunday

9:00 am Scouts Own Service at campfire ring next to registration
9:30 am Check out after the service. Camp must be cleared by 11:00 am
11:00 am Event concludes

Campsites

Campsite locations are selected by the unit or den leader (or designee) when arriving Friday evening or Saturday.

Fires

In the absence of a fire ban, cook fires can be built in the campsite grills or in above ground cook fires using camp stoves. Ground fires are not allowed!  Camp stoves shall be attended at all times, and shall be extinguished before departing the campsite for events or retiring to tents. You will need to bring your own firewood or charcoal for the campsite grills, there is none available in the park (per county park rules).

Meals 

Meals on Friday night can be simple to prepare or prepared in advance and brought from home. The Saturday morning meal should be suitable to get the Scouts through a long and tiring day. Saturday lunch can be brought from a nearby restaurant or should be a light meal requiring minimal preparation, as the lunch period is limited. Saturday evening's meal can be brought from a nearby restaurant or can be a meal prepared as a team by your den or pack, time is limited.  Sunday morning can have something light, for example a bagel.  (Bagels are what the camp staff has for Saturday and Sunday mornings.) 

Trading Post

The trading post is stocked with camp refreshments. Refreshments will be on sale during lunch, free time, between sessions, and shortly after Saturday sessions. 

Campfire

Scouts can demonstrate their Scout spirit by giving their den or pack yell during the Saturday evening campfire. 

Weather

All participants must be fully prepared for the weather conditions typical for this time of the year. Either rain or shine, hot or cold, be sure to bring enough clothing to be as comfortable as possible during the weekend. In some cases, activities may be suspended for safety reasons during periods of severe weather.

Lost and Found

Lost and found will be located at registration/check-in. Leftover items are donated to charity after camp.  It is suggested that all items taken to camp be labeled.

Checkout

Final checkout will be 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.  The Harris County Park reservation concludes at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

Photographs    

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).

Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe 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. The Boy Scouts of America puts the utmost importance on the safe and healthy environments for its youth membership. The Sam Houston Area Council takes great strides to ensure the safety of its youth as well as the adult volunteer leadership that interacts with them. 

BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed. All participants must follow Youth Protection Guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • One-on-one contact between adults and youth members is prohibited. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Health and safety must be integrated into everything we do, to the point that no injuries are acceptable beyond those that are readily treatable by Scout-rendered first aid. As an aid in the continuing effort to protect participants in a Scout activity, the BSA National Health and Safety Committee and the Council Services Division of the BSA National Council have developed the "Sweet Sixteen" of BSA safety procedures for physical activity. These 16 points, which embody good judgment and common sense, are applicable to all activities.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting      Sweet Sixteen      Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

For more information, contact the district event chair or activities chair.