Pinewood Derby 2013 – LOCATION and TIME!

Hello Pack 471,

Our Pinewood Derby 2013 event will be held this year at the Roswell Park Activity Center, or as it is otherwise known as, the Bill Johnson Community Activity Building.  This is located within the Roswell Area Park off of Woodstock Road at 10495 Woodstock Road, Roswell GA 30075. 

We will begin our races starting at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, January 20th.  The order of races will be:

————————  Arrive                  Race Time

Webelos II               12:30                    1:00

Webelos                   1:00                     1:30

Bears                        1:45                     2:15

Wolves                     2:30                     3:00

Tigers*                      3:15                     3:45

Siblings                     3:45                     4:15

Finals                                                    5:00

(*We appreciate that Tiger Scouts might not have the endurance to stay through all the races, so we start with the oldest boys first).

All scouts are welcome to come at any time, but the arrival time is when we require those scouts to be there and to allow those racing scouts time to add more graphite to their cars before the race.

This year’s race will be catered, and food will start at 12:30.  Adult plates are $5.00 and kids plates are $4.00

We will also be making swords for our Spring Family Camping event in March, so we will have a crafts table available for scouts a siblings.

Pack 471 wishes to thank Jeff Knighton specifically for his efforts in arranging this fantastic location for the 2013 Pinewood Derby Race!

Pinewood Derby Weigh-Ins! Jan 18th and 19th

Start your engines!

The official Pinewood Derby weigh-ins will be held at Lisa Wille’s residence this year on:

Friday, January 18th 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Saturday, January 19th, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The address will be:

11675 Highland Colony Dr.                                                                                          Roswell, GA 30075

Last minute adjustments will be allowed to all race cars, but as a reminder, here are the dimensions and weight:

1.Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
2.Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
3.Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.

The weight does include tires, axles and paint. We will have a postal scale that we will use to weight all cars.  We suggest you try to get the weight as close to 5 oz. as possible without going over, and we will have tools available to try to shed some weight if you are over.

All cars will be kept by the judges until race day once the car is checked in and weighed.  They will be given an official race number, but we ask that all scouts come up with a name for their car when they are registered.

If your scout cannot make the race on January 20th, their car can still be raced, so please make sure to try to get to one of the weigh-ins.

If you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to email either Robert Payne, Pack 471 Committee Chair rjlpayne@gmail.com, or Dan Betts, Pack 471 Cubmaster at dbetts@ging.org