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Pack 92 Pinewood Derby 2021

posted Mar 22, 2021, 4:16 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Apr 12, 2021, 6:01 PM ]

Greater Saint Louis Area Council - 2019 Piasa Bird District Pinewood Derby
**Pinewood Derby 2021**

Updated for Covid rules 2021
Pack 92 allowing individual Dens to watch in-person their derby cars race down the track with restrictions.  Please be patient, this is our first year running an 8 lane track by ourselves.
*Only Scout and 1 parent only allowed in building to watch races (please wear your mask, no one allowed in without)
*Doors open 5 minutes before Den starts racing
*After Den races end and medallions given out, please leave property to allow next Den to enjoy their racing
*Derby car check in will be the week before the actual racing; 4/12-4/16 at Grandma Dee's home.  Cars will be inspected, weighed, and given a number; then placed in lock-down till racing starts.  No cars will be checked in day of Derby race.

Grandma Dee Home
12425 W. Highlander St.
Boise, ID 83709
1-253-227-0690 cell

Pack 92 families,

The annual Pinewood Derby is one of the favorite events of the scouts and parents alike.   Starting with just a block of wood, the Scout (and their adult partners) transform it into a racing machine.   Some will win.  Some won't.   Some will be radically creative.   Others will be simple machines.   They will all come together on April 18th to race down a track to the finish line.   Race day will be a grand celebration for all! 

4/18/2021
Local 149 Union Hall
10 S. Orchard St.
Boise, ID 83705

Times Sunday:  Show up 5 minutes before your race starts.
1:00pm Lions/Tigers start racing till done.
1:30pm Wolfs start racing till done.
2:00pm Bears start racing till done.
2:30pm Webelo 1 start racing till done.
3:00pm Webelo 2 start racing till done.
3:30pm 1st Place from each Den will be raced to find overall Pack 92 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
**1st, 2nd, 3rd Den Medallions given out after each Den finishes**
**Final racing awards announced after all races finished**


2021 DERBY RULES 

THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW APPLY HERE, AS THEY DO EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS!

QUALIFIED RACERS
Pack: 
*All registered scouts in Pack 92 are eligible to enter the pack derby.

*There will be an overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place for Pack 92.

*Each Den will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place winner medallions.

*Everyone will receive ribbons.

Car Rules and Specifications: 

LUBRICATION
* Only dry powdered lubricants, such as graphite, may be used.   Regular oils and silicone sprays may soften the plastic wheels and are not allowed.
* Excessive lubrication is prohibited as it may cause damage to the equipment or floors.

LENGTH, WIDTH AND CLEARANCE
* Width (including wheels and axles) shall not exceed 2.75"

* In the front of the car, the center point must be the farthest forward point of the car.   In other words, when the car is placed in the starting block, no element of the car will protrude beyond the pin.
* Length shall not exceed 7"
* Minimum width between wheels shall be 1.75" so car will clear center guide strip on the track.* Minimum distance between the bottom of car and track shall be 3/8" so car will clear the center guide strip on track.  The distance also applies to any protrusion from the bottom of the car, such as weights.  Do not place added weights on bottom of Derby Car.


WEIGHT AND APPEARANCE
* Weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.   The readings of the official race scale will be considered final.   The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of other materials provided they are securely build into the body or firmly affixed to it.   No loose materials of any kind are permitted in or on the car.
* Only official BSA pinewood derby kits can be used.  Cars from other sources will not be allowed.
* Details, such as steering wheels, driver, spoiler, decals, painting, exterior and interior details, are permissible as long as the car satisfies length, width, clearance, and weight specifications.
* Cars with wet paint or glue will not be accepted.
* When car checked in a number sticker will be affixed on top of the car to identify it for actual racing.

WHEELS AND AXLES
* The only wheels and axles allowed are the BSA official pinewood derby items.

* The axle grooves provided in the block of wood do not have to be used.
* The wheelbase may be extended, but the wheels may not extend past the front or rear of the car body.
* Wheel bearings, spacers, or bushings are prohibited.
* The car shall not ride on any type of springs.
* The car must be freewheeling with no starting device or other propulsion.
* Only official BSA axles can be used and they must be stock diameter.
* No wheel covers will be permitted.


Race Day: 

**SPECIAL NOTE**

Arrive 5 minutes before your Den race time starts, doors will be opened at this time.  Races will not be delayed for Scouts who show up late.  After your Den finishes their races and Den 1st, 2nd, 3rd medallions are given out, please leave the property to allow the next Den to enjoy their racing.

GROUND RULES
* If a car (or any part of a car) leaves its lane and interferes with another car, the heat will be re-run after a quick inspection of the car that left its lane.  If the same car leaves its lane a second time and interferes with another car, the heat will be re-run again without the interfering car.   The interfering car will automatically be disqualified from the race.
* If a car jumps off the track, the heat will be run again after quick inspection of car that left the track.  If the same car jumps off the track a second time, it will be automatically disqualified from the race.
* If a car is damaged due to interference by another car, they will be given a 5 minute time limit to repair the car.  The car will be inspected after repairs are made.
* Cars must have been made for this year's race.  Scouts may not use previously made cars.

AWARDS 
* Trophies will be awarded for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for the Pack.
* Medallions will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each rank (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelo 1, and Webelo 2's).  
* Honorable mention certificates and trophies may be issued at the discretion of the race committee.

TIME TO GET BACK TO ADVENTURES

posted Mar 22, 2021, 4:15 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92

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Pack 92 Families,
We hope everyone is doing ok during this time and we look forward to meeting back in-person at Hillsdale Elementary soon.  Pack 92 is moving forward with outside adventures as long as COVID numbers don't get out of hand.  Please take care of yourself and others.

Pack 92 Family Summer Camp Out

posted Jun 4, 2020, 10:16 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Jun 5, 2020, 7:24 PM ]

Families,
A Pack email is being sent out 6/5/2020 to collect RSVP's for the camp out.  Please fill out the Google Doc form and send it in to RSVP your spot/s at the camp out.

What:  Pack 92 Family Camp Out
Dates:  June 26th-28th
Check In Time: after 3:30pm  Check Out Time: 1pm
Where:  Ponderosa State Park -1920 Davis Ave. McCall, ID 83638
Who:  All Pack 92 families
Cost:  Pack 92 covering camping sites costs
Food:  Pack 92 providing Saturday lunch/dinner & Sunday breakfast.
Questions about camp out:
Jenny Wiersma at jenny.wiersma7@gmail.com 
*If you have any questions please contact Jenny*

Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000 acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake at the edge of McCall.  There is a beautiful swimming beach, real bathrooms and hot showers throughout. Minutes away from the Fish Hatchery, shops and much more! You’ll have an itinerary with fun activities, games, meals and more! This will be a great time for Pack 92 scouts and families to get to know each other better while having a weekend of fun!

To see what this wonderful Idaho park has to offer:

Backyard Camp Out!!

posted May 5, 2020, 9:51 AM by Cubmaster Pack 92

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Pack Families,

Just because we have to stay home, doesn't mean we can't have some fun!!  Grab some blankets, pillows, and head to your backyard for a fun evening under the stars.  Backyard camp outs are a great way to prepare for an upcoming camping trip, test out camping equipment, or just have a good time at home.  One of the best things about backyard camp outs is everything is close at hand, including the bathroom, and well, there's no need to pack everything including the kitchen sink!

Date: May 16th
Time: Set up before it gets dark
Where: Your backyard or living room
Who:  Everyone!  Parents have permission to drag out mattresses.

*Leaders are trying to set up a live link for everyone to share their camping experiences.  Joining links and details to be sent out soon.

Pack 92 Moves Forward

posted May 3, 2020, 5:56 AM by Cubmaster Pack 92


Virtual Scouting

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.


Social distancing has canceled many activities but with today’s technology and the flexibility that scouting provides there is the capability to maintain Pack and Den operations. With this in mind, Pack 92 is using those tools to keep our Cub Scouts working towards rank advancement.  Pack 92 is currently planning a virtual Pack or Den Camp Out as well to take place in the next few weeks to help ensure that, even in times of crisis:
We Own Adventure!

Pack 92 Neighborhood Trash Pick Up

posted Apr 16, 2020, 10:34 AM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated May 5, 2020, 8:46 AM ]

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**Big groups/Dens picking up trash along Lake Hazel Rd. and Hillsdale Park has been changed to individual Scouts with their families going around beautifying their neighborhood by cleaning up some trash.

Neighborhood Trash Pickup
Date: All of May
Time: During our beautiful Idaho weather
Where: Around your neighborhood or local park
Who: All Scouts and their families
Share: Take a few pictures to share with the Pack.  Send to Cubmaster gmail for posting.

Help send a positive message out there by showing pride in the place we call home.
Take care and stay safe!

Banbury Hot Springs Camp Out-CANCELED

posted Feb 26, 2020, 8:35 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 3:15 PM ]

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Pack 92 Family Spring Camp-Out!!!

Canceled because of the virus.  Banbury is closed till further notice.

This year we are having our Spring Pack Camp Out down south in Hagerman, ID at Banbury Hot Springs.  Banbury and Miracle are owned together and we will enjoy both of them on Saturday.  

When:  April 17th - 19th (arrive after 2pm - check out at noon)
Where:  Banbury Hot Springs  1128 Banbury Rd. Buhl, ID 83316
Who: Pack 92 Families are all welcome
Cost:  Pack 92 pays for swimming, group camping spot (10+tents)
RSVP: Amanda Donkersloot or sign up at Pack meetings
manda.k.torres@gmail.com or 1-425-210-1966 cell

RV/Trailer Information:
**If you want to camp in a RV/Trailer you need to contact Banbury Hot Springs for a RV/Camping spot.  Pack 92 is not paying for individual RV/Trailer sites.**

Schedule:
Friday 17th:  Arrive and set up camp (if arriving late please let others know and we can help set up your site).  Smore's by the campfire.
Saturday 18th:  Pack will be swimming at Banbury in the AM.  Pack will be swimming at Miracle in the PM. OR  Maybe just stay at swim at Banbury all day.  Water safety class for all to attend, especially Scouts.  Fire starting practice for the Scouts taught by leaders/parents.  
Sunday 19th:  Pack up and drive safely home.    

*Bring some firewood to share
*Provide your own families food

Any questions please contact Amanda
or
1-425-210-1966 cell

Celebration Park Hike

posted Feb 26, 2020, 8:29 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Mar 13, 2020, 10:27 AM ]


Pack 92,
    March 14th, Saturday, we are all meeting out at Guffey Bridge, which is right next to Celebration Park for a hike to the top of Guffey Butte with its amazing view of the Snake River and Owyhee Mountains.  Celebration Park is 45 minutes from Meridian.

What:  Celebration Park hike/stroll
When:  March 14th 10:30 start  (~2 hours ~5 miles total)
Where:  Guffey Bridge/Celebration Park

Address:  5000 Victory Ln. Melba, ID 83641

Dropped pin: near Sinker Rd, Melba, ID 83641
Why:  To see more of our amazing Idaho
How:  Families drive themselves or carpool

*Hit the bathrooms at Celebration Park before parking at Guffey Bridge
*We will be replacing a tattered American flag and there are treats placed by Riley Adams in a Geo-cash for families to find
*Bring some sunscreen, water, and some snacks/lunches
*Be prepared for any weather

Address:  5000 Victory Ln. Melba, ID 83641
*If you need some better directions please don't hesitate to contact:
Riley Adams: rileysadams@gmail.com  210-589-9278 cell

Here is a great website/blog post about Celebration Park:

Pack 92 Family Summer Camp Out!!

posted Jan 16, 2020, 7:43 AM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Jan 16, 2020, 7:48 AM ]


Pack 92 Families,
We are putting this information out there early so everyone will be able to plan and attend Pack 92's Family Summer Camp Out.  More details will be listed and re-posted in April.

What:  Pack 92 Family Camp Out
Dates:  June 26th-28th
Check In Time: 2pm  Check Out Time: 1pm
Where:  Ponderosa State Park -1920 Davis Ave. McCall, ID 83638
Who:  All Pack 92 families
Cost:  Pack 92 covering camping sites costs
Food:  There will be 1-2 shared meal/s.  Details listed soon.
RSVP: Jenny Wiersma at jenny.wiersma7@gmail.com 
*If you have any questions please contact Jenny*

Ponderosa State Park covers most of a 1,000 acre peninsula that juts into beautiful Payette Lake at the edge of McCall.  There is a beautiful swimming beach, real bathrooms and hot showers throughout. Minutes away from the Fish Hatchery, shops and much more! You’ll have an itinerary with fun activities, games, meals and more! This will be a great time for Pack 92 scouts and families to get to know each other better while having a weekend of fun!

To see what this wonderful Idaho park has to offer:

Pinewood Derby 2020!

posted Jan 2, 2020, 3:42 PM by Cubmaster Pack 92   [ updated Feb 16, 2020, 8:57 PM ]

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Pack 92 families,

The annual Pinewood Derby is one of the favorite events of the scouts and parents alike.   Starting with just a block of wood, the Scout (and their adult partners) transform it into a racing machine.   Some will win.  Some won't.   Some will be radically creative.   Others will be simple machines.   They will all come together on February 22nd to race down a track to the finish line.   Race day will be a grand celebration for all! 

2/22/20
Peregrine Elementary School
1860 W. Waltman St.  Meridian, ID 83642

Times Saturday:
10am - 3pm or till after the races end and awards completed
10-11am = Set up and check in cars
11:30-2pm = Open Lunchtime till 2pm
11:30 = Racing starts on both Derby tracks
3pm = Pick up, clean, and drive home safely
**Racing Awards and Auction winners announced after all races finished**
  • Food divided up per Den:
  • Pack 92 providing meat, beans, and cheese
    • Lions - Veggies or Fruit
    • Tigers - 1 Nacho Toppings (salsa, olives, green onions,...)
      • Make sure everything already cut up
    • Wolfs - Bottle water or Capri Suns/Juice Boxes
    • Bears - Tortilla Chips for nachos 
    • Webelo 1 - Tortilla Chips for nachos
    • Webelo 2 - Veggies or Fruit

2020 DERBY RULES 

THE SCOUT OATH AND LAW APPLY HERE, AS THEY DO EVERYWHERE AND ALWAYS!

QUALIFIED RACERS
Pack: 
* All registered scouts in Pack 92 are eligible to enter the pack derby.   
* An open class race will be held at the end of the pack race day.   Family members and scouts may participate in this race.  The only qualification is that the car fits on and will not damage the track.  No final awards for the "open class", just fun! 


Two Derby Tracks Running:

Lions, Tigers, Wolf's will be on Track #1 and run like a separate "Pack".

Bears, Webelo 1, Webelo 2 will be on Track #2 and run like a separate "Pack". 

*There will be an overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place on Track #1 for the lions, tigers, and wolf's.

*There will be an overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place on Track #2 for the bears, webelo 1's, and webelo 2's.

*Each Den will have a 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place winner medallions.

Car Rules and Specifications: 

LUBRICATION
* Only dry powdered lubricants, such as graphite, may be used.   Regular oils and silicone sprays may soften the plastic wheels and are not allowed.
* Excessive lubrication is prohibited as it may cause damage to the equipment or floors.

LENGTH, WIDTH AND CLEARANCE
* Width (including wheels and axles) shall not exceed 2.75"
* In the front of the car, the center point must be the farthest forward point of the car.   In other words, when the car is placed in the starting block, no element of the car will protrude beyond the pin.
* Length shall not exceed 7"
* Minimum width between wheels shall be 1.75" so car will clear center guide strip on the track.* Minimum distance between the bottom of car and track shall be 3/8" so car will clear the center guide strip on track.  The distance also applies to any protrusion from the bottom of the car, such as weights.  Recommend not placing added weights on bottom of Derby Car.


WEIGHT AND APPEARANCE
* Weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.   The readings of the official race scale will be considered final.   The car may be hollowed out and built up to the maximum weight by the addition of other materials provided they are securely build into the body or firmly affixed to it.   No loose materials of any kind are permitted in or on the car.
* Only official BSA pinewood derby kits can be used.  Cars from other sources will not be allowed.
* Details, such as steering wheels, driver, spoiler, decals, painting, exterior and interior details, are permissible as long as the car satisfies length, width, clearance, and weight specifications.
* Cars with wet paint or glue will not be accepted.
* The check-in crew will affix a number sticker on top of the car to identify it for voting and for actual racing.

WHEELS AND AXLES
* The only wheels and axles allowed are the BSA official pinewood derby items.

* The axle grooves provided in the block of wood do not have to be used.
* The wheelbase may be extended, but the wheels may not extend past the front or rear of the car body.
* Wheel bearings, spacers, or bushings are prohibited.
* The car shall not ride on any type of springs.
* The car must be freewheeling with no starting device or other propulsion.
* Only official BSA axles can be used and they must be stock diameter.
* No wheel covers will be permitted.


Race Day: 

INSPECTION & WEIGH-IN
* Weigh-in will occur between 10am-11am on race day. 
* Test scales will be available for use prior to inspection and weigh-in.  
* All adjustments, including lubrication, must be made prior to reaching the check-in area.   
* Cars failing the weigh-in or other inspection elements will be given 10 minutes to correct the issues (in an area away from the inspection point) and repeat the inspection process.
* If a car passes the weigh-in, the car will be impounded and no further adjustments will be allowed.   Be sure to use lubricate, add weights, etc. prior to entering the inspection/check-in area.
* Cars will be impounded at weigh-in and may not be adjusted further, including lubrication, prior to the race.

GROUND RULES
* If a car (or any part of a car) leaves its lane and interferes with another car, the heat will be re-run after a quick inspection of the car that left its lane.  If the same car leaves its lane a second time and interferes with another car, the heat will be re-run again without the interfering car.   The interfering car will automatically be disqualified from the race.
* If a car jumps off the track, the heat will be run again after quick inspection of car that left the track.  If the same car jumps off the track a second time, it will be automatically disqualified from the race.
* If a car is damaged due to interference by another car, they will be given a 5 minute time limit to repair the car.  The car will be inspected after repairs are made.
* Cars must have been made for this year's race.  Scouts may not use previously made cars.

AWARDS 
* Trophies will be awarded for overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each track.
* Medallions will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place for each rank (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelo 1, and Webelo 2's).  
* Honorable mention certificates and trophies may be issued at the discretion of the race committee.



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