Pinewood Derby Workshop

Unsure how to build a pinewood derby car? Don’t have the tools to cut out the car? We will have a brief workshop to help get you started.

At the workshop we will have some basic design ideas, a scroll saw or two, coping saws, and some sand paper on hand to help get you started. We will go over the process of building a Pinewood Derby car, distribute the Pinewood Derby rules, and answer any questions you may have about the Pinewood Derby. After the workshop, you will have two weeks to fine tune your car, get it painted, and make it look great.

If you have any extra tools such as scroll saws, and are willing to give us a hand, please let us know

At the Christmas Party; your scout was issued a certificate redeemable for one Pinewood Derby Kit. Please bring the certificate to the workshop to receive your pinewood derby car kit. Additional kits will be available for $5.00

Please note: Our pack’s pinewood derby rules were written to coincide with the district’s pinewood derby rules. It is important that you adhere to these rules to prevent disqualification.

Ready, Set, RACE! Pinewood Derby Workshop Sunday Feb 23 at 1:00

OK, so we are not racing YET!  But how can we if we don’t have our cars??? That’s what this Sunday is for!!  You see, we will have stations set up prepared to cut and shape your block of wood into the car of your dreams.  Once we are done, all you need to do is paint it, decorate it and add the wheels.  Full directions, guidelines and weight requirements will be provided by us on Sunday and can also be found inside your Derby Car box.

You don’t have a Derby Car Box, you say?  Don’t worry, no one does yet.  When you arrive, present the laminated pinewood card (the business card sized card your child received in his Christmas stocking at our Christmas party).  Please try to remember it so we can keep track, but if you cannot find it, as long as your dues are paid up in full, we know you’ve got one coming to you.  If, however, you lose or break the car we give you Sunday, or need a replacement for any reason, there is a $5.00 cost.

What you need to do before you arrive:  take the time this weekend to have your child sketch out (or help them) a car shape and design.  2nd step is to bring it with you.  It’s that simple.  Your job is to be creative and maybe research what body styles may be more aerodynamic to increase your chances of winning the race.  That’s it!

After the pinewood workshop:  sand it down smooth – who wants splinters?  We provide sand paper so you can do it as soon as your car is cut, or use your own and do it at home if you can’t stay.  The decorating you do at home.  You have 2 weeks to complete your car so it is ready to race on Saturday, March 7.  You will receive more detail on arrival time and registration prior to the race.  Stay tuned!

This is such a fun event – the track takes up almost the whole gym!

2018 Pinewood Derby Workshop

2019 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Are you unsure how to build a pinewood derby car? Don’t have the tools to cut out the car? Cub Scout Pack 1776 will be holding a brief workshop to help get you started.

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Time: 10am-1:30

 

At the workshop we will have some basic design ideas, a scroll saw or two, coping saws, and some sand paper on hand to help get you started. We will go over the process of building a Pinewood Derby car as well as distribute the Pinewood Derby rules.

We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the Pinewood Derby. After the workshop, you will have three weeks to fine tune your car, get it painted and make it look great.

If you have any extra tools such as scroll saws, dremel tools, coping saws, or sand paper and are willing to give us a hand, please let us know as soon as possible.

At the Christmas Party; your scout was issued a certificate redeemable for one Pinewood Derby Kit. Please bring the certificate to the workshop to receive your pinewood derby car kit.

Please note: Our pack’s pinewood derby rules were written to coincide with the district’s pinewood derby rules. It is important that you adhere to these rules to prevent disqualification.

Rules for this years derby will be provided at the work shop. If you have any questions please not hesitate to contact me or your scouts leader.

2018 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Are you unsure how to build a pinewood derby car? Don’t have the tools to cut out the car? Cub Scout Pack 1776 will be holding a brief workshop to help get you started.

At the workshop we will have some basic design ideas, a scroll saw or two, coping saws, and some sand paper on hand to help get you started. We will go over the process of building a Pinewood Derby car as well as distribute the Pinewood Derby rules.

We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the Pinewood Derby. After the workshop, you will have three weeks to fine tune your car, get it painted and make it look great.

If you have any extra tools such as scroll saws, dremel tools, coping saws, or sand paper and are willing to give us a hand, please let us know as soon as possible.

At the Christmas Party; your scout was issued a certificate redeemable for one Pinewood Derby Kit. Please bring the certificate to the workshop to receive your pinewood derby car kit. Additional kits will be available for $5.00 per kit

Please note: Our pack’s pinewood derby rules were written to coincide with the district’s pinewood derby rules. It is important that you adhere to these rules to prevent disqualification.

We have included a link to the rules used for last year’s derby. If we make any changes, we will update this link after the workshop.

2018 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Pinewood DerbyTomorrow we will have a pinewood derby workshop starting at 10:00 AM.  We will be handing out the Pinewood Derby car kits along with the rules for the Pinewood Derby. Then we will go over the basics of how to turn your block of wood into a pinewood derby car as well as provide cutting services for those who need them.

This is a service for parent and scout, you must be present with your scout to work on his pinewood derby car.

We also ask that anyone with a scroll saw, coping saws, dremel tools (with cutting attachments) or other smaller woodworking tools to please bring them to assist with cutting.  It would be a huge help.

Since the work shop will encroach on the lunch hour we will have hot dog lunches available for $3 which will include a hot dog, a juice, and a snack. Other snacks will be available as well.

Pinewood Derby Workshop

Unsure how to build a pinewood derby car? Don’t have the tools to cut out the car? We will have a brief workshop to help get you started.

At the workshop we will have some basic design ideas, a scroll saw or two, coping saws, and some sand paper on hand to help get you started.  We will go over the process of building a Pinewood Derby car as well as distribute the Pinewood Derby rules.

We will also be able to answer any questions you may have about the Pinewood Derby. After the workshop, you will have three weeks to fine tune your car, get it painted and make it look great.

If you have any extra tools such as scroll saws, and are willing to give us a hand, please let us know

At the Christmas Party; your scout was issued a certificate redeemable for one Pinewood Derby Kit. Please bring the certificate to the workshop to receive your pinewood derby car kit. Additional kits will be available for $5.00

Please note: Our pack’s pinewood derby rules were written to coincide with the district’s pinewood derby rules. It is important that you adhere to these rules to prevent disqualification.

2017 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Pinewood DerbyTomorrow we will have a pinewood derby workshop starting at 10:00 AM.  We will be handing out the Pinewood Derby car kits along with the rules for the Pinewood Derby. Then we will go over the basics of how to turn your block of wood into a pinewood derby car as well as provide cutting services for those who need them.

This is a service for parent and scout, you must be present with your scout to work on his pinewood derby car.

We also ask that anyone with a scroll saw, coping saws, dremel tools (with cutting attachments) or other smaller woodworking tools to please bring them to assist with cutting.  It would be a huge help.

Since the work shop will encroach on the lunch hour we will be hot dog lunches available for $3 which will include a hot dog, a drink, and a snack.

2016 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Today we will go over the process of building a Pinewood Derby car as well as distribute the Pinewood Derby rules. We will have stations set up to help you and your scout get started on building their cars.

At the Christmas Party; your scout was issued a certificate redeemable for one Pinewood Derby Kit. Please bring the certificate to the workshop to receive your pinewood derby car kit. Additional kits will be available for $5.00

Please note: Our pack’s pinewood derby rules were written to coincide with the district’s pinewood derby rules. It is important that you adhere to these rules to prevent disqualification.

2016 Pinewood Derby Workshop

Pinewood DerbyTomorrow we will have a pinewood derby workshop starting at 10:00 AM.  We will be handing out the Pinewood Derby car kits along with the rules for the Pinewood Derby. Then we will go over the basics of how to turn your block of wood into a pinewood derby car as well as provide cutting services for those who need them.

This is a service for parent and scout, you must be present with your scout to work on his pinewood derby car.

We also ask that anyone with a scroll saw, coping saws, dremel tools (with cutting attachments) or other smaller woodworking tools to please bring them in and assist with cutting.  It would be a huge help.

Since the work shop will encroach on the lunch hour we will be hot dog lunches available for $3 which will include a hot dog, a drink, and a snack.