Pinewood Derby Schedule

by Kimberly Cimino in Instructions

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We know that all the Pack 24 Scouts have been diligently preparing their masterpieces for a shot at racing glory.  Best of luck to you all!  Here are some race day tips.

Registration begins at 10am and ends at noon.  We can’t register any latecomers after registration closes or else we will not be able to begin our race on time.  When you register, you will be given the Pinewood Patch and ballots to vote for best car designs.  Be sure to arrive early so your scout can test his car on the track and make any final modifications.  Note that once your son’s car has been registered, only our volunteer boy scouts from Troop 24 will be handling the cars, this helps reduce the risk of mishaps.

Lunch: Girl Scout Troop 657 is returning to run the lunch cafe in the Social Hall.  They have a very reasonably priced menu which include the following tasty items: Sloppy Joes, Pizza, Chicken soup, Fruit (oranges, grapes, etc.), Vegetables ( carrots), lemonade, Baked goods and Chips.  Be sure to visit them so your scout doesn’t run out of fuel when it comes time for racing.

The Derby begins at 1pm.  We will have a short awards ceremony for the four design winners and racing will begin immediately thereafter.  Racing will be conducted by rank, so Tigers are first followed by Wolves, Bears, Webelos I and finally Webelos II are last.  The fastest car from each rank and the next 11 overall fastest cars will advance to the championship round.  We hope to have all racing completed by about 3pm.

The race is a lot of fun and we invite you to bring the whole family to the Derby.  Please remember that Boy Scout Policy is that all parents must accompany their scouts to these types of events, so if you scout is going to participate in the derby, one parent must stay for the duration.

The Pack 24 Leaders would like to especially thank all volunteers that have signed up to help with the Derby.  The list of volunteers can be found here.  If you have any last-minute questions, contact your den leader or email us at pack24riverside@gmail.com.

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