This month’s theme is the Pinewood Derby Design Contest. Scouts should wear their Class As with neckerchiefs. As usual, the Pack meeting will begin promptly at 7:00, with gathering activities beginning at 6:45 (but you may want to arrive earlier). Upon arrival, and before the 7:00 start, each Scout (and sibling) should:
- Register his or her car
- Enter the car in the appropriate category for the design contest
- Check car weight on the official Pack scale
- Enter the guessing game
- Participate in pre-meeting activity/game
Please ask your Scout to decide on the category he or she wants to enter before arriving at the meeting. Siblings are eligible to enter cars in the “Best Siblings Car” category. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category, as voted on by the Scouts (only Scouts vote, no siblings).
We encourage you (or your spouse, your Scout’s grandpa, or whomever) to work with your Scout in designing, constructing, and building his or her Pinewood Derby car. There is no requirement or expectation that the Scout complete all of the tasks associated with getting the car ready. In fact, the rules specifically recognize that: “Parents or guardians of Scouts are encouraged to work together with their scouts to help design and build cars.” With that in mind, we suggest, but do not require, that your Scout complete those parts of the car’s building and design that you feel your Scout can complete safely under your supervision. This, as with most Cub Scout activities, is an opportunity for adults to spend time with your Scout teaching, counseling, and completing a fun and educational task.