It’s time to start off 2017 with some good old scout fun and prepare your car for some Pinewood Derby racing action! Pinewood derby kits were passed out at the December holiday party so hopefully you already have one. 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. 7, 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 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).
In addition to speed awards for each rank and overall pack, we will give appearance awards listed included below. The car construction rules are included in the second attachment.
You can also find lots of great tips and design ideas on the internet (try Googling “Pinewood derby’ don’t forgot to check out the pictures).And if you like podcasts check out “How Pinewood Derbies Work” from Stuff You Should Know.
· Most Creative
· Best Cub Scout Theme
· Fastest Looking
· Best Vehicle Not a Car
· Best Use of Color
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