Pushmobile

December 1, 2018   |   9:15 am

Copperfield Church
8350 Highway 6 North
Houston, TX 77095

A pushmobile is a Cub Scout powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens in kindergarten through fifth grade make their own pushmobile. Six Cub Scouts work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event. Cub Scouts get the opportunity to design, build and race their own pushmobile. The pushmobile made of any type of materials that follow certain safety guidelines including a seat, brake, and steering.  Other than that, the sky's the limit on structure, design and materials.  Let's race. Scouts, start your engines, I mean feet! 

Registration    

The registration fee is $13.00 per Scout ($10 before 11/21/18) with a $1.50 transaction fee for each registration. The den leader or unit registers online with credit card, electronic check or PayPal. Registration closes on November 26, 2018. Council refund policy.

Register

Changes to the roster on race day are allowed. Keep in mind that a Scout can race at their rank or higher, never at a lower rank. 

Adult volunteers: Each pack is required to provide two volunteers on-site to help during the entire race. 

Flier       Pushmobile Rules

What to Bring

  • Annual Health and Medical Record (Parts A & B for all Scouting events)
  • Lunch or money for food truck
  • Water
  • Snacks, optional
  • Canopies (must have weights), optional
  • Chairs, optional

Team Safety Equipment - each team shall furnish their own safety equipment for the driver and the pusher:

  • A bicycle/skateboard helmet – required
  • Long pants – required
  • Closed toed shoes with socks - required (no slip-on shoes; shoes must be laced up or Velcro athletic type)
  • Long sleeve shirt - suggested
  • Gloves - full to end of fingers – suggested
  • Knee and elbow pads - suggested

Schedule

7:00 am Event set-up
8:30 am Check-in begins
9:00 am Scorers meeting
9:30 am Opening ceremony
9:45 am Racing begins!
 

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

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).

Late Breaking Information

Late-breaking news and announcements will be emailed to those registered and posted on the Copperhead District Facebook page.

Please like our page at www.facebook.com/copperheaddistrict.  Invite parents and Scouters in the district to like our page. Units and Scouters can tag us (@copperheaddistrict), and message pictures. To make sure you never miss a post, after liking the page, click on 'Following' and 'See First.' To help us promote Scouting, please engage with our content by liking, commenting and sharing our posts.

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Contacts

For questions, contact the pushmobile chair or district activities chair.