Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pinewood Derby Time!

The Pinewood Derby is coming!  It's time to get ready to race.

The rules we'll be using are can be found here.  They are the same rules used by the District, please read them.  Your input on changes for next year is most welcome but we ask all to Do Your Best to abide by these rules for this year.

Weigh-In is on Friday, March 4, from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at the Greenwood Union Church.   The Scouts' cars are checked for weight and size according to the rules, and kept overnight at the church.   Some tools, graphite and other tune-up items will be available but if you have your own you are encouraged to bring them.

The Race will be held on Saturday, March 5.   Each den will race amongst themselves according the following schedule:
  • Tigers: 9:00 am
  • Wolves: 9:30 am
  • Bears: 10:00 am
  • Webelos 1: 11:00 am
  • Webelos 2: 11:30am
  • Family Race: 12:00 noon
The winner of each Den's race will represent our Pack at the Flintlock District Finals, which are to be held on Saturday, March 19 at the Concord Scout House in Concord, Mass.  The Finals are really a lot of fun - last year, some 35 Packs were represented.

If you're not sure about what to do, or if you're lacking tools, please contact your den leader.  Scouts can "buddy up" to work on their cars together and your den leader can match you up.

Here are some templates that you can use to inspire your Scout's design. Simply trace the forms onto the wood and you're on your way.

Some other great resources for ideas, tips or tricks are:
Have fun with your Scout as he makes his car!