January Is Pinewood Derby Month!
January means Pinewood Derby, which for many boys is the highlight of the scout year. It will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at Loring Elementary School. We still need parent volunteers to make the event go; please take a look at the “Volunteer Responsibilities” information on the right of this page and let us know how you can help. There is also some good Pinewood information on our website, and I encoujrage you and your boys to read through it.
Registration: There are a lot of scouts this year and we are on a tight schedule, please make sure your scout makes it to registration on time. The race software does not permit new registrants once the racing has begun.
Registration Times: (races will follow immediately after registration)
- Webelos II 7:30 – 7:55
- Webelos I 7:55 – 8:15
- Bears 8:35 – 8:55
- Wolves 9:10 – 9:30
- Tigers 9:45 – 10:05
- Pack Finals 10:25 – 10:45
Be sure to follow the Sudbury, Pack 60, Car Construction Rules which can be found on our website (again, look at the navigation bar on the right side of the page). We don’t want to disappoint any scout by disqualifying him. We will have tools on hand to make minor adjustments at registration time.
If any Cub Scout does not have access to proper tools or an adult partner, ask your Cub leaders for help. We don’t want any Cub Scout to feel left out just because he didn’t have the necessary tools or help. Also, if some total disaster befalls you while making your car, we can get you another one. We want every scout to race on derby day. Please do not hesitate to contact your den leader or the Pinewood Derby Chairman with any questions or problems.
A reminder, please no liquid lubrication. Aside from being against the rules, it makes a mess of the track.