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CHUCK WAGON

October 11–12, 2019

The Chuck Wagon is held the second Saturday in October and is open to all active Cadets and Counselors and Jr. Counselors. Overnight camping on Friday is optional, but highly encouraged.  Recommended wagon size is 4-8 cadets, and 1+ leaders.

Please do not park by the flagpole next to the Pathfinder building, because that is where chuckwagons go for judging before the event, and assembly afterwards. Make sure you are familiar with general compass reading, because there will be compass stations between each event. 
 

Oct 12, 2019 Schedule

NOTE: an air horn will sound 10 minutes before each assembly at the flagpole

  • 7:30 a.m. or earlier Wagon Judging by Pathfinder Building Flagpole

  • 8:00 a.m. Devotions and Committee Instructions

  • 8:30 a.m. Chuck Wagon begins

  • 11:20 a.m. Individual Event Stations Stop Accepting Wagons

  • 11:30 a.m. Chuck Wagon ends

  • 12:30 p.m. Awards by Pathfinder Building Flagpole

2018 Results

  • 1st Place: Zutphen CRC, wagon #6 with 395 points

  • 2nd Place: Bauer CRC, wagon #12 with 388 points

  • 3rd Place: Jamestown CRC, wagon #15 with 379 points

  • 4th Place: Zutphen CRC, wagon #7 with 370 points

Possible Games and Competitions

COMPASS

This is a team effort with no counselor participation. Scoring example: 0-2 off (20) points; 3 off (18) points: 4 off (16) points. 5 off (14) points. 6 off (12) points, 7 off (10) points; 8 off (8) points. (10) extra points for knowing all parts of the compass.


KNOTS AND LASHING

Square Lash - Cadets may lash a ladder with 5 rungs, using Clove Hitch to start, Square Lash to lash rungs and end with a Clove Hitch. Scoring example: (1) point for each proper lash with Clove Hitches and (10) points for a Counselor climbing over the ladder or (5) points for a Cadet climbing over the ladder.

 
FIRE BUILDING

Teams may be asked to set up 3 types of fires as well as the use of each fire. Scoring example: (5) points for each fire built and (5) points for knowing the use.

 
TIC-TAC-DUMB

This is played similar to tic-tac-toe. Players must walk around the frame and use the corner squares to get to the center spot. If a Cadet steps on an unoccupied square, that is his spot. Play 10 games. Scoring example: (3) points for win; (1) point for tie and (15) points for unopposed.

 
FRISBEE GOLF

Cadet will stand at 1st target and throw disc at 2nd target, moving towards 2nd target until the frisbee hits it.  Then Cadet will repeat the process from the 2nd to the 3rd target.  Other cadets may start play only when the next target is free.  Cadets will rotate. Scoring is 1 point for each target hit with a single throw.

 
SLING SHOT

Cadet will take 5 shots at a target then rotate. Scoring is 1 point for each hit.

 
WHAT IS CADETING?

25 questions will be asked. 1 question per Cadet in rotation order. Scoring example: (2) points for each correct answer.

 
AIR RIFLES

With a counselor loading the air rifle, cadets will take 1 shot at a target then rotate. Scoring is based on where hits exist on the target.

 
NAIL POUNDING

This consists of teams of three cadets running from point A to point B. Two cadets will hold the board while one cadet pounds a nail in. The team then returns to point A and the next team repeats the same process. This is a timed event scored on how many nails are pounded into the board.

 
TEAM SKI

In this event, teams must go from point A to point B Forward, Then from point B to point A backwards as many times as you can.

 
MYSTERY SPOT

(25 questions) 2 points for each correct answer I question per Cadet in Rotation Order

 
TIRE TOSS

Cadets will stand behind line and try to throw ball through tire. One throw per Cadet in Rotation Order. Once they throw the ball they will retrieve the ball for the next Cadet. One point for each time the ball goes completely through the tire.

 
ROPE CROSS

Cadets will cross completely across log without falling off. (No running across). If Cadet falls off, try again until he crosses. Two (2) points for each Cadet across in the first 5 minutes.

 
ZIP LINE

Ride the cable across the sand bowl. This is a timed event to see how many cadets can ride within that time. Cadets must run the cable back up to the start.


RING TOSS

Toss the heavy washers into the shallow holes in the wood. Higher points for the more difficult holes. This is a timed event.
 

Saw the log

Using your bow saw, cut off sections of a small log. This is a timed team event.

2019 Wagon Equipment
  1. Bible (NIV) in Zip-lock bag

  2. Pail (5 gallon)

  3. Twine

  4. Pen or pencil

  5. Hammer

  6. First aid kit

  7. Sponge

  8. Compass

  9. Clip board and notepad

  10. Pocket knife

  11. Snack

  12. One new roll of toilet paper

Clubs Willing to Host

The following clubs are willing to have you join them for this event if you have too few boys to form a wagon, or if a counselor would like to come along to experience the event before bringing their boys.

Baldwin Street CRC

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