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Pinewood Build Day! Jan 13th at 10am

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:07 PM by Admin Pack958

Happy 2018 everyone, hope you all had a wonderful break.  Now it’s time to get back into the swing of things by preparing your car for some Pinewood Derby racing action!  You should all have picked up you pinewood derby kit at the December holiday party.  If you were not at the party then please contact your den leader to obtain your kit (they picked up extras for anyone who was not there).

If you would like some help designing and building your car (especially if this is your first time, or need to borrow tools), we will be hosting our Pinewood Derby Build Day this coming Saturday.  Here are the details:

Pinewood Derby Build Day

Where:  Gilruth Live Oak Pavilion at Johnson Space Center (map attached below)

Day:      Saturday, Jan. 13, 2017

Times:   10am to noon

Tools available:  one band saw, one belt sander, one drill press, and pit tools.  We will also have a few extra kits and parts available if needed.

The Live Oak Pavilion is located on the south side of the Gilruth Center gym near the small jogging track.  We will be outside so dress appropriately if the weather is cold.  Please have your design drawn on your car before you arrive to help save time with the tools!  Draw the outline on one side and on the bottom (the side with the axle grooves).

The car construction and race rules are included in the second attachment below.  You can also find lots of great tips and design ideas on the internet.  Remember, you want the car to be as close to 5.0 oz as possible without going over, so you will need to pick up some weights that you can add.  Hobby Lobby and Michael's both typically have weights, decals, graphite lube, and other accessories.  The scout shop at Bay Area and Saturn (inside the United Way building) also has a pinewood derby section with additional supplies and tools.

Admin Pack958,
Jan 11, 2018, 12:07 PM
Admin Pack958,
Jan 11, 2018, 12:07 PM