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Pinewood Derby Info


Hello Scouts,

Our annual Pack 1863 Pinewood Derby is approaching quickly. Here is some updated information regarding the Wheels and Weights Clinic, Registration Night, and the Race Event. Important Note: The Cubscout Cafe is Cash/ Check Only

Please consider donating and volunteering your time to make this years derby a success.

Wheels and Weight Clinicracing-main

Saturday, January 21- 3-6 pm 

13002 Mill Ct

Pinewood Derby Registration and Set-up

Friday, Jan 27 6-8 pm


Pinewood Derby Race Day   8tg67eaec

Saturday, Jan 28 

Registration 9-9:45 am

Race Begins 10 am



Car Clinics


I have invited some of the Girl Scouts who will be participating in this year’s Pinewood Derby Race to a Car Clinic at my house THIS Saturday from 2-6 p.m. Any Scouts who would like some help with their cars are welcome to join us!

Need help today with a Pinewood Derby car?


If you missed the Car Cutting Clinics in November or just have some questions, I will be available today after 2:30. Email for details.

Car Clinics this weekend- Last Chance!

 This weekend will be our last round of Pinewood Derby Car Cutting clinics. racing-mainSign up HERE! I need to know how many people are coming to plan for support.

Volunteers can now sign up on the same online sheet for kids. I am looking for 2-3 volunteers this weekend that can assist scouts at different stations. No experience necessary, but we will be very busy and we want to keep our scouts and their siblings excited and engaged! If you can volunteer some time this Saturday or Sunday afternoon, I would greatly appreciate the help.

  • Want to do the kit at home? You can stop by and pick up a kit at the clinic, ask questions and be on your way!

  • Brother or sister want to participate? Extra kits will be available (at cost- $4 each) at the clinics!

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

pwd-logoForgot to sign up for a time? Don’t worry, there are spaces available this Sunday and next weekend.  To sign up, follow this link. The location address is on the sign up sheet.

Pack Meeting Tonight at 7 p.m.

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween! Our November Pack Meeting will be tonight at 7 p.m. at GBE. Our November theme is COURTEOUS- Cubs in Shining Armor.

A Scout Is Courteous. How Does “Cubs in Shining Armor” Relate to This Point of the Scout Cub_Scout_CharactersLaw? A Scout knows good manners make it easier for people to get along together. The word “courteous” is an old English word that comes from the time of knights. Many associate chivalry and graciousness with a knight in shining armor because of their code of conduct. The knight’s code of conduct extols these virtues, ensuring that a Cub Scout in shining armor will exhibit courtesy to all.


Scouting for Food November 5 and November 12.

scoutingforfoodOur annual Scouting for Food drive will be the next two Saturdays. We will meet in front of GBE at 9 a.m. each Saturday. Need more info?

Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinics

Sunday Nov 6, Saturday Nov 12, Sunday Nov 13 – 1:30-5:30 each day. You will need 1-2 hours at a clinic. Sign up here (add each participants name on this google docs sheet) It gets really busy, I need parents that would like to volunteer for a station. It is pretty easy and I can train you in a few minutes!

pinewood_derby_logoEach year the cub scouts, their siblings (parents too) and some of our local Girl Scouts are invited to our Pinewood Derby Car Cutting Clinic sessions. These sessions are designed to teach the kids about some of the tools used, safety and to provide tips on design and construction of their cars for the big race (January). We get an early start so that everyone get get their car started before the weather around the shop turn cold. You will get some of the rough work done at the clinic and then take your car home to complete the sanding and painting.




Schedule of Events this Weekend


pwd-logoCar Registration – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

BlueAndGoldBlue and Gold – 6:30-8:00 p.m.



Car Registration – 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Derby Café – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Derby Race – PROMPTLY at 10:00 a.m.

Please consider volunteering your time so that our events can be successful!

Sign Up to Help at Blue & Gold and the Pinewood Derby this weekend!

pinewood_derby_logoPack 1863 is looking for some help this weekend. With two BIG events this Friday and Saturday, we need some additional support from the Pack Family. Follow the link below to help out!




Pinewood Derby- RESCHEDULE (again)

pinewood_derby_logoWe don’t know if the school will be open this Friday and Saturday. Since the parking lot had not yet been plowed and there is really no where for anyone to park, we decided at the Committee meeting last night that it would be best to reschedule the Pinewood Derby. This is a big and exciting event and too many obstacle to overcome to get everything setup and running smoothly in a last minute scramble with the weather.

There are back-to-back 3 day weekends coming up. We know many of you like to take advantage of these opportunities with your families. So we decided to hold the Pinewood Derby the weekend of our Blue and Gold Dinner. (Feb 19 & 20). Set up and Registration will coincide with the B&G Dinner that Friday Night. The Race will be at the usual time Saturday morning. We will post a detailed schedule of all the event and times for that weekend. In the meantime, keep finishing those cars! If your kids have already finished their cars, I RECOMMEND putting them away out of sight where they won’t get played with before the race!

Sorry for the inconvenience, but this is pretty typical for our January and February events. We are supposed to get an unusual warm trend at the beginning of February, so enjoy your long weekends!

Pinewood Derby Rescheduled Due to Snow Storm

Due to the forecast for this weekend’s snow storm and probable school closings, we have decided to reschedule this weekend’s Pinewood Derby events for next weekend (Friday 29, Saturday 30). Please Sign up to volunteer. Same times, same location, different days!

Sign Up Here