The other thing I've
done once or twice is a circle story based on formula one racing. I had the
kids singing the first lines of national anthems (we had a German cub that
year -- his dad's rendition of
Placings within each league are determined by these points -- the lowest number of points is the best kar (Less confusing than awarding 4 points for 1st place, 3 for 2nd etc., and highest points is highest placed) We take enough kars from each of these leagues to produce a second stage of two leagues of 8 kars each. These kars race three times against the other kars in their league. The two fastest kars from each league then go into the finals, where the four kars race each other four times. I organize the races and produce all the paperwork via an EXCEL spreadsheet and accompanying instructions, to get kars in the right lanes in the right races.
Between the first and
second stages, and between the second stage and the finals, we have
"line-up racing" where cubs just line up at the start end of the
track and have their kars raced against whichever other kars show up. We
also race a kar from each six against each other -- i.e. the cubs line up
in their sixes with their kars. We take one kar from each six and put it
on the track and race. By keeping count of the winners we can declare one
six or another the winners of that particular
We hand out trophies for fastest kar, best paint job, kraziest kar (described above) and "Judges' choice". This latter category recognises special effort by a Cub that wouldn't have been eligible for any of the other awards. For example, a couple of years ago, our KK Rally was held on Canada flag day (Feb 15), and one Cub had painted his car up with the Canadian flag.
Activities on this page, courtesy Reg Gothard - 1st Okotoks Wolf Cub Pack, reproduced here with permission.
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