Monthly Archives: November 2015

Pinewood Derby- Doing it on your own? Here is what you need to know.

Alright you renegade, if you are doing the Pack 1863 Pinewood Derby and your son wants to build his car at home, here are some IMPORTANT things to remember.  Follow the rules carefully to make sure your car qualifies at Registration Night. If you have any questions…ask the Cubmaster.


Hello Pack 1863,

It’s time for our Annual Pack Holiday Party.  We have great fun planned for the boys and their families.  This is a Pot Luck event. I hope you will join us and please consider donating to this event. We have a SIGN UP HERE for dishes to bring for the event.


Scouting for Food a Huge Success!


Great job today everyone! I was a little cold this morning, but once got out in the neighborhood we really did a good turn for our community. We had 43 adults and 63 scouts/ youths participate in Scouting for Food this year. Today we collected an estimated 4186 lbs of food for our area Food Bank. Giving back to our community is an important part of all Scouting. So job well done!


Dear Cub Scouts and Parents:                           image

It is time for our Annual Holiday Plant Sale.  This is one of our biggest fundraising efforts.  So please give it your all!!

Here are two order forms.  One form is for the orders you collect.  The other form is for you to transfer your orders on to and turn in to me.  ORDER FORM MUST BE TURNED INTO ME NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 18th.

Holiday Plants must be paid for at the time the order is placed!

Checks: All Checks made payable to Pack 1863

Pick-up: Friday, December 4, 2015 (Greenbriar East)

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clincs– End this Weekend!


Don’t forget to Sign Up for the LAST weekend of Car Cutting Clinics. This Saturday, Nov 14th 1:30-5:30 or Sunday, Nov 15th 1:30-5:30. (sign up for a 1 hour slot)


November Pack Meeting Tonight

Be there tonight at 7 p.m. for our Novemeber Pack Meeting!

Scouting For Food Tomorrow! / Clinic Note

A reminder that Scouting for Food is tomorrow morning!

Meet at GBE at 8:45 a.m.

Please have your Cub Scouts sign in with the Cubmaster when they arrive and then join their dens. Be aware, there will be an Eagle Scout project work zone around the flagpole. Please help keep our Cub Scouts away from that area in the morning.

See you all there!

Car Cutting Clinic note:

My address for the clinics is on the online Clinic Sign Up sheet. Please visit our Pack website and open the link from the Clinic post this week to sign up ASAP!


Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics (Nov. 7/8 and Nov. 14/15)

November 7 and 8, November 14 and 15 will be our Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics. To sign up, use the link below.

Car Cutting Clinic Signup (1 hour slots)

All Pack 1863 Cub Scouts will receive their official BSA Pinewood Derby Car Kit at the clinic. Parents and siblings are welcome to join in the fun! We will have extra kits available at the clinics for the cost of the kit ($4). On our race day in January, we will have a friends and family division for everyone.



At the Clinic your child will:

  • complete the design of the car and learn how to make their car fly!
  • learn the tools we will use to make the car and how we use them safely
  • an adult will cut the rough shape of the car out
  • a place for weights will be drilled out
  • they will begin to sand their car and learn the technique and tips for a great paint job
  • they will machine their axles to improve the speed of the car

When they leave, they will take an unfinished car home to continue sanding and paint at home.

If you would rather do the work yourself at home with your child, you can stop by and pick up the kit and ask any questions.