Pinewood Derby



Pack 364 2017 Cub Scout / Adult / Sibling Pinewood Derby


Event Coordination:  


The Webelos Den is taking the lead on the 2017 Pinewood Derby. This is one of the biggest Pack events of the year and will require volunteer assistance from the remainder of the Pack.


Car and Race Rules


The official rules for the district are not published yet. Soooo...use the parts from your box to be safe. If you buy aftermarket parts, ensure that they are BSA approved and be prepared to take them off if you advance and the district rules are different than ours.


Parent's can help; however, Scouts should do most of the work.


Here are some guidelines to follow to be safe:

5oz max weight -- we will measure to the 0.01oz with a digital scale.

Do not change the length of the car

Do not alter the wheels (other than smooth them for imperfections)

Do not bend the axles  

Nothing can accelerate the car except for gravity

Do not add lights/electronics



Event 1 - How-to-Build-a-Derby-Car Workshop – Friday 13 Jan 2017


Attendance: Optional

Location:   Scout Room

Time: 6:30pm-8pm

Dress:  Class B Uniform
Bring:  Car kit

Bring your car kit to the workshop if you need assistance with cutting the car body to shape and smoothing the axles.   If possible, you should arrive with a design for your body shape, although there will be some example designs available at the Workshop. Painting/decorating the car, the fitting of weights to get it up to 5oz and fitting the wheels will need to be completed at home. Parents will need to attend workshop this with their Scouts - this is not a Drop-Off/Pick-up event.


Cars will be available for purchase at the workshop for $5 for siblings and adults (and Scouts that need a new car).


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL.  IF YOU HAVE A BANDSAW, WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!  SIGNUP HERE: 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48a5aa2fa2f58-pinewood


Bandsaw Operator #1:

Bandsaw Operator #2: 

Axle Smoothing #1:     

Axle Smoothing #2:     

Additional Support#1:

Additional Support#2:

Additional Support#3:


Set up by 6:15pm (Scout Rm will be open from 6:00pm).




Event 2 - Pre-Race Registration, Inspection and Weigh-in – Fri 20 Jan 2017


Attendance: Highly Recommended

Location:  Social Hall

Time:  6:30pm-8:00pm

Dress: Class B Uniform


This evening is optional (you can do this on the Sunday prior to the race starting), but it is highly recommended that you make use of this opportunity, as timings on Race Day are tight.  Bring your car in a fully finished state (fitted with your own weights, weighed up to 5oz and with wheels in place).


If your car is race ready, we can lock your car up in our Scout Closet to keep safe until race day.



VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL.  SIGNUP HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48a5aa2fa2f58-pinewood


Volunteers Required


Car Fixer #1:

Car Fixer #2:

Car Inspector #1:

Car Inspector #2:

Car Inspector #3:

Check-In Admin #1

Check-In Admin #2



Event 3 - Derby Day Set Up -  Sun 22 Jan 2017

Attendance: Highly Recommended

Location:  Social Hall

Timings:  12:00pm-2:30pm

Who: Adult Set-Up Volunteers


Setting up the Hall will be led by the Webelos, but general assistance will be gratefully received.

**PLEASE LEAVE ALL KIDS AT HOME FOR SETUP AS WE ARE ON A VERY TIGHT SCHEDULE AND WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HAVE 100% FOCUS!

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL.  SIGNUP HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48a5aa2fa2f58-pinewood

Event 4 - Derby Day Race-  Sun 22 Jan 2017


Location:  Church Social Hall

Timings: 2:30pm-6:30pm

Dress: Inspection ready Class A Uniform!


Bring your car in a fully finished state (fitted with your own weights, weighed up to 5oz and with wheels in place). Ensure you arrive in time to allow for Registration (unless you completed this on the Friday evening).


If you have other circumstances that prevent you for attending, please notify your Den Leader and we will try to work something out.

Entry Fees


-Scout Race Entry Fee - 1 food pantry item for the Church's food bank.



-Adult/Not-a-Scout Race Entry Fee - 1 food pantry item for the Church food bank.  This is an unofficial race where anything goes as long as the car is the right size and weight.

 

Food (Volunteers Needed)


Derby Dogs, Snacks, and Beverages will be sold on site. Support our Pack!

Schedule (Tentative)

Confirmed race timings are to follow, but planning timings are below:

Tigers

2:30-2:45 - Opening Flag Ceremony:  Tiger Den

2:30-2:40 - Tiger Den Car Inspection and Weigh-in

3:00-3:45 - Tiger Den Races/Finals

3:45-4:00 - Tiger Uniform Inspection


Webelos/Arrow of Light

3:25-3:45 - Webelos Inspection and Weigh-in

3:45-4:30 - Webelos Races

when available - Flag Ceremony and Uniform Inspection



Cub Scouts

4:00-4:20 - Wolf and Bear Den Inspection and Weigh-in

4:20-5:00 - Wolf and Bear Den Races

when available - Flag Ceremony and Uniform Inspection



Run-off Races

5:00 -5:40 – Champion (Cubs vs Webelos) Run-off Races


5:40-6:15 - Not-a-Scout Races (for adults, siblings etc)


6:15 – Closing Address and Cleanup - All



Uniform Inspections  


The Scout Troop will inspect each Scout before he races. This will continue throughout the day. For uniform inspection guidance, click here.


http://www.fiverivers.org/forms/pdfs/form.uniform_inspection-cub_scout.pdf

Flag Ceremony Guidance

Refer to the Pack's Color Guard guidance for details on how to conduct a proper flag ceremony.  www.pack364.org/colors  


Volunteers Required TBD:

Race Announcer:  

Car Fixer #1:

Check In/Car Inspector #1:

Check In/Car Inspector #2:

Check In/Car Inspector #3:

Race Laptop Operator:

Starter #2

Starter #3

Starter #4

Awards:

Certificates:

Car Returners:

Uniform Inspection throughout day:


Volunteers


VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL.  SIGNUP HERE: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b48a5aa2fa2f58-pinewood






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