Pinewood

by Kimberly Cimino in Instructions, Pack

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The 2015 Pinewood Derby is just a few short days away.  Here are some friendly reminders to help with your final preparations.

  • Registration closes at noon!  You can check-in your car any time from 10am to noon.  Cub scouts cannot handle the cars after check-in, but are free to test it on the track up until noon.  We will have a pit crew to help with any final adjustments from 10am to noon.  Cars cannot be checked-in after noon.  Your scout will receive ballots for voting for the cars with the best design in his den.
  • Stay for lunch at the RPC.  The Girl Scouts of Troop 657 will be running a lunch stand in the downstairs social hall and will be serving items such as: homemade chicken noodle soup & French bread,  homemade sloppy joes, cheese & sausage pizza, chips, clementines, lemonade.  They’ll also have a variety of delicious baked goods for sale afterwards.
  • Summer Camp presentation begins at 12:45pm.  There are a lot of new camping options this year as a result of the counsel merger.  We’ll have a 15 minute presentation and Q&A session from a counsel representative.
  • Flag Ceremony at 1pm & Racing thereafter!  Scouts will race by rank, starting with Tigers and ending with Webelos II.  Before each den begins racing, we will award scouts that have won a design award.  The top three cars in each den will receive a trophy.  When all dens are done racing, we will have a championship round, and the top five cars will receive a trophy.
  • Volunteers still needed.  We expect to have a lot of scouts & family on hand to participate in this fun event.  We still need a few parents to cover the movie room and of course, post race cleanup is always necessary as well.  To make this the best pinewood derby ever, please sign up here:
    • http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040e4cadaa2da20-pinewood1
  • Other. Rules can be found here: Derby Rules 2012 (the 2012 rules still apply – no changes).  Design categories are:
    • Funniest
    • Most Creative
    • Scout-Inspired
    • Fastest-Looking
    • Coolest

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