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One Giant Leap: October 10, 2015

“One Giant Leap” Leap Frog Tournament set to Hop Off on October 10th!

 

Event Overview:

Leapfrog to win! Prairielands Council of Boy Scouts is hosting its inaugural One Giant Leap competition on Saturday, October 10th at West Side Park in Champaign during Cub Scout Family Day. Enlist a team of five and help each other leap toward the finish line. Then join us for refreshments, games, and other fun activities for the whole family. Best of all, you can find out more about what Scouts stand for and learn what scouting is all about. Leadership. Fun. Teamwork. And above all – lifting others to succeed and getting a leap ahead in life! Proceeds benefit the Prairielands Council of Boy Scouts of America. Prairielands Council provides programs and activities that build character, confidence, and camaraderie for all boys, regardless of income.

Think you have what it takes? Hop to it!

 

Leap Frog Competition:

  • 5 member Leap Frog Teams (4 competitors / 1 substitute)
  • Person A: Kneel down on the ground, then bend over your knees so your head is lower to the ground
  • Person B: Stand behind Person A and place your hands on their back.
  • Person B: Using your hands for leverage, jump over Person A, landing in front of them.
  • Person A: Stand up, and repeat steps 2 and 3…
  • Relay style – 10 yard course (2 member team down, 2 member team back)
  • Heat races are timed and determine seeding and who advances (each team will compete a minimum of 3 times)
  • Elimination and championship rounds determined by which team finishes first
    • Number of elimination rounds depends on the number of teams competing
  • Competition categories
    • Expert (50 and above)
    • Adult
    • Boy Scout Troops/Venturing Crews*
    • Cub Scout Packs*

*Scout Unit Teams can include Scouts, Leaders, Parents or others associated with the unit

  • Overall champion
    • Winners of each category line up and leap to determine the overall champion
  • Competition emphasizes strategy, fitness, teamwork and trust
  • Trophies awarded to top three in each category and the overall champion
  • Fee structure: Adult team ($250), Scout team ($100) – event t-shirt included
  • Register today at:  One Giant Leap Tournament Registration

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Event Highlights:

  • Cub Scout Family Day – free event for the community to learn about Scouting
    • West Side Park in Champaign
    • 10 am to 3 pm
    • Parking around and near the park
  • Opening ceremony – Scout Oath, Scout Law, Pledge of Allegiance
  • Leap Frog contest (Scout and Community competition)
  • Inflatables and games
  • Scouting displays and demonstrations
  • Learn about Camp Robert Drake 
  • Pinewood Derby exhibition
    • Pinewood Derby car construction tips
    • Pinewood Derby exhibition track
  • Remote control planes and cars
    • Remote control car test track
  • Model rocket building
    • Sign up to attend a post event rocket launch
  • Cub Scout Physical fitness challenge (free ticket with lunch to the Smiling Pumpkin Cub Scout event at Camp Drake – sling shot, archery, bb gun range)
  • Prize drawings for Cub Scouts who bring a friend
  • Patch for Scouts attending Cub Scout Family Fun Day
  • Food and refreshments
  • Vendor displays
  • Outdoor fun, big trucks and cool things to see and do

Smiles all around!

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