Tuesday, March 1, 2022

It's Derby Week!

Hello Pack 722,

Welcome to Pinewood Derby Week! Scouts . . . Start Your Engines!!!

Weigh In

The Derby Weigh In will be Friday March 4th from 6:00-8:00 PM (sorry no early check ins).  To help socially distance, we are assigning time slots by rank.  If you have a child in multiple time slots, feel free to come to just one of them.  Looking at the weather forecast right now, check-in will most likely be inside in the basement. Masks are still required when we are indoors.

Lions/Tigers: 6:00

Wolf: 6:25

Bear: 6:50

Webelos: 7:15

AOL: 7:40

All family cars must be checked on Friday night. No cars will be allowed to be checked in on Saturday March 5th (derby day).  All cars will be kept overnight at the church.  If you personally cannot attend the weigh in, please give your car to someone who can check it in for you.  No Uniforms are required.

No car can weigh more than 5 ounces. The Pack uses one scale to record the official weight. All cars are checked in using that one scale to keep things even.  We will have a few tools and graphite to make minor adjustments to your cars if necessary.  

Best in Show

We will be sending out a link to a virtual voting system late Friday night/early Saturday morning to choose the Pack Best in Show.  All voting must be recorded by midnight on Sunday, March 6th. For those of you that are new, Best in Show is chosen by the scouts from the cars that have won Best in Den, as chosen by the scout leaders.

Derby Day

Our Annual Derby will be held at the church on Saturday March 5th.

Our race will be in person and virtual this year. Class A uniforms are required for scouts attending the race at the church. Please note that for everyone attending the races at the church, masks are required per guidance from our local scouting council.

Here is the link for the 2021 Pinewood Derby stream on YouTube. https://youtu.be/VGFPOcA6XWQ  The link for this year's racing will be sent out shortly.

Races are held by rank.  Please make sure to log on 5 minutes prior to your start time if you are attending virtually as we do not wait for everyone to arrive.  Even if you cannot attend the day, your car can race!

•        AOL 9-10

•     Webelos 10-11

•        Bear 11-11:45

•       Wolf 11:45-12:30

•       Tiger 12:30-1:15

•      Lions 1:15-1:45

•      Family Race 1:45

Other Pack News

Camp Carpenter Summer Camp
For those scouts planning to attend summer camp at Camp Carpenter this year, the $100 deposit is due this Friday evening at Derby Check-in.  Please remember to bring it with you.

February Pack Sledding Day
The weather provided us with the unexpected dumping of snow on Sunday, Feb. 13th  that was needed to allow a good number of scouts and scouting families to enjoy a fun afternoon sledding on the slopes of the Doyle school.  It was great to see so many of you out playing in the snow.  Thanks to all who came!

Yours in Scouting,
Pack 722 Leadership