Cub Scout Triathlon

posted Aug 5, 2014, 6:49 AM by Webmaster Pack42
Cub Scout Triathletes - Heck Yeah!!!

It's on and Pack 42 is going to be a part of it!  We are looking for any of our scouts that have the determination and adventure to take a shot at participating in a Cub Scout Triathlon.

National Capitol Area Council is hosting this event at Camp William B Snyder in Haymarket, VA on Sunday, 24 August - so we know it is a little short notice.

This event is only open to scouts (all ranks), and they must be good swimmers.  If your not quite able to particiapte yet, we would love to have some fans out to root on the scouts that are abel to participate.

Here are the details directly from the event website:

Swim, Bike, Run 

Cub Scouts compete in this test of skill and endurance! 

Scouts will: 
  • Swim 25 meters 
  • Bike 1 mile 
  • Run one mile. 
This is an individual event – each participating scout is to complete all three events. 

Scouts provide their own bikes (thin tires not recommended) and must wear a helmet. Scouts must be capable swimmers; training in advance is a good idea. As always, parents and siblings are welcome to join their scouts along the running and biking portion of the race. 

The scouts will receive a certificate for their participation in the event and awards are provided to the top racers of each rank. This event is exciting to participate in and exciting to watch -- especially as the racers come running over the hill during the last leg of the race and they see the finish line, and the onlookers begin to cheer, the perseverance of the scouts kicks in and they muster up the strength to sprint toward the finish! 

Cost: FREE! 

Registration is at 11 AM. 
The race starts promptly at high noon, but be there an hour early to register and stage your gear!

If your scout is interested in this challenge, please contact John German ( as soon as possible.