Pushmobile

December 9, 2017

Spring High School East Parking Lot
19428 Interstate 45, Spring, Texas 77373

A pushmobile is a boy powered go-cart. Cub Scout dens make their own pushmobile. Six boys work together as a team to push their pushmobile through the course to the finish line at this annual district event.

Registration

The registration fee is typically $7. For more information, call 281-698-0355 or email pushmobile@troop355.org

Registration opens in November.

Typical Schedule*

6:00 am   Event setup (staff only)
7:00 am  Unit setup (packs)
7:15 am  Pushmobile inspection begins
8:45 am Opening ceremony - flags (packs to bring their pack flag and one Scout in field uniform)
9:00 am Tigers race (awards after race)
10:30 am Wolves race (awards after race)
11:45 am Pack race  (Team consists of two Tigers, two Wolves, two Bears, two Webelos) – No borrowing from another rank or pack. (awards after race)
12:30 pm Bears race  (awards after race)
1:30 pm Webelos I race  (awards after race)
2:15 pm   Webelos II race  (awards after race)
End Adult race (bragging rights) (team consists of leaders or adults in the pack)

*All information is approximate. We will remain extremely flexible with the start times to ensure that all Scouts have a great time. If one rank race finishes early and the next rank is ready to race, we will proceed with the next race till we have a “no show” of a team. Please have your team ready to race ahead of time.

What to Bring

  • Scouts are encouraged to wear their field (Scout) uniform or activity (any Scout t-shirt) uniform
  • Closed toed shoes appropriate for running
  • Hat
  • Appropriate clothing for any weather (e.g., rain gear, jacket)
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Pushmobile (one per den)
  • BSA Annual Health and Medical Record (Part A & B for any Scouting event) for every person attending
  • Optional: snacks, 5 gallon bucket for Scouts to sit on, camera, chairs for adults, money for concessions

Health and Safety

  • Personal Health Form – The Class 1 Medical Form enables our First Aid Team to be able to apply basic first aid in the event of cuts or other minor injuries. All youth must be accompanied by an adult, and this is preferred to be the parent. Each Pack/Den should have a binder/folder containing its Scouts current class 1 medical form; onsite.
  • Medication – If a Scout requires medication – a parent/guardian/responsible adult should stay aware of dosages and the times that dosage should be taken. The youth should also know where the medication is and who is responsible for delivering the dose. Keep all medications in a cool place and out of the hands of others.
  • Water - Dehydration is always a concern at any Scout event. December is normally cooler, but you can still dehydrate easily. Drink water during the day, especially after racing.
  • Buddy System – All youth should use the buddy system when moving throughout the area. Keep an eye on all of your youth during the event. This is a large event and it is not closed to the outside public. Always - have Scouts/youth go everywhere with a friend.
  • Protective Gear – A hat during the day will reduce sunburn opportunities, regardless of how long the Scout is exposed to the sun. Helmet, Knee pads, elbow pads, gloves, and long pants are recommended and should be considered COOL Pushmobile wear!!! (Safe is in)
  • Comfort - Bring a chair(s) to rest and relax. An umbrella is always useful; even without rain.
  • Prohibited:
    • NO one is allowed into the football field, tennis courts or other facilities. All areas that are classified as off-limits will not be monitored by our Pushmobile volunteers.
    • NO ALCOHOL/TOBACCO is allowed at the event. This is only allowed in the vehicle parking lot away from the youth. We are role models to impressionable youth. Your efforts will make a difference.
    • NO PETS ALLOWED. Even great pets might eventually snap at a youth or adult at the event. With a large event like this, we prefer to not have any pets attend. Visitors with pets will be asked to remove the pet from the event. Placing the pet into a vehicle for the day is not recommended. Please do not bring pets to the event.
    • NO Scooters, skate boards, bikes, roller blades/skates and other moving objects are allowed at this event. There will be too many vehicles and too many individuals to make navigating too hard. Please, do not bring any of the above-mentioned items or other items that would normally not be allowed in an area with lots of people and activities.
  • Fun - The above should not in any way be seen as a limitation on fun. It is our intent to make the fun – safe.

Midway

There is some down time between races, so what could be more fun than to bring the family over to the pushmobile midway! There will be games, bounce houses, a fire truck, an ambulance, and some great beltloop or pin activities. This is a free area for fun and games. Come join the fun! 

Concessions

To help keep you fueled up for the races, there will be concession items available throughout the day for purchase. For your convenience, we will accept most major credit cards as well as cash. In addition to the main concession stand, there will also be a mobile concession stand to provide you with some items. We will have items such as:

Typical menu:

  • Drinks: coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water, 12oz drinks, 20 oz drinks
  • Snacks: donuts, sour candy, popcorn, chips, Frito pie, nachos, funnel cakes
  • Meals: sausage on-a-stick, hamburgers, corn dogs

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. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management

Contacts

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