Step 1: Get your stuff
If you don’t already have your Pinewood Derby kit, connect with your den leader.
Step 2: Get crackin’ on March 3
This Sat., March 3, Pack 231 is hosting a Pit Stop at Washington Heights Woodworking (3939 W. McKinley Ave.) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Pit Stop allows scouts and their Akelas to get a start on their cars with all the needed tools available to them. It’s not a required event, though it is particularly helpful for families unfamiliar with building a Pinewood Derby car and anyone who does not have the right tools to cut and shape a block of wood. Make sure you peruse the official Pack 231 Pinewood Derby Rules.
Step 3: Get weighed in on March 24
The weigh-in for the Pinewood Derby is March 24 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Saint Sebastian. Any scout participating in the Pinewood Derby must register his car during this time. There will be some tools on hand to make some minor adjustments. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, neither should you shoehorn your car’s construction into this single day. After weigh in, the cars will be stored onsite until the race the next day. Cars will not be allowed to be entered on March 25.
Volunteers needed on Saturday:
- 3-4 people to help get the track down from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- 6+ to help with weigh-in by volunteering for a shift during the 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. timeframe
- 4+ people to help run the Open Class on Saturday evening from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Step 4: Off to the races on March 25
Our Pinewood Derby is scheduled for March 25. Doors open at 12:00 p.m., and the race begins at 1:00 p.m. The Flaming Rattlesnakes den will be hosting a concession stand to raise funds to fulfill the remainder of their requirements needed to earn the Arrow of Light. Come hungry, come happy. It’s gonna be a good time!
Volunteers needed on Sunday:
- 3-4 Boy Scouts to help with the race
- Pit manager
- Computer operator
If you are willing to help out the pack and volunteer for one of the needs listed above, please email Larry Danner or call him at 414-442-6107.