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Pinewood Derby Race Schedule

Published on January 23, 2015

The Pinewood Derby is, Saturday, December 24 in the Cafetorium at Eldorado K-8.

The boys need to wear their Class A uniforms.

8:30 am – 11:00 am Setup
11:00 am – 11:30 am Early check-in for previously unfinished cars
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Normal check-in
12:15 am – 12:30 pm Opening Flag Ceremony / Opening Comments
12:30 pm Races Start
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Girl Scout – Group A (8 scouts)
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm Girl Scout – Group B (8 scouts)
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Girl Scout – Group C (8 scouts)
1:15 pm – 1:30 pm Finals – Girl Scouts (6 scouts – top 2 from each GS Group)
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Webelos II – Den 7 (5 scouts)
1:45 pm – 2:00 pm Webelos I – Den 5 (6 scouts)
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm Webelos I – Den 9 (7 scouts)
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Bear – Den 6 (9 scouts)
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Wolf – Den 8 (7 scouts)
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Tigers – Den 1 (7 scouts)
3:00 pm – 3:15 pm Open Class (8-12 cars est)
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Determination of Cars for Finals
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Finals – Scouts Only (12 scouts – top 2 from each Den)
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Results / Closing Comments / Closing Flag Ceremony
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Cleanup, tear-down, and pack up

 
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Pinewood Derby

Published on January 10, 2015

 

The Pinewood Derby is two weeks away. The two dates you need to be aware of are:

Wednesday, January 21 – Car Clinic (details below)

Saturday, January 24 – Race Day (details below)

All scouts must wear their Class A (blue uniform) to race.  Dues must be paid for all scouts before the race (they were due in September).  We just had to pay the national registration fee for all the scouts.  If there is an issue with either of these please let me know as soon as possible, we want everyone to race.

We need your help at the Pinewood Derby, yes this means you.  The team needs some help Wednesday night at the car clinic doing simple checks on cars and supporting the pit area and also Saturday morning getting everything setup.  If you can help please contact Brett ( bretthuettl@comcast.net / 303-514-6941).

Please make an effort to come to the car clinic on Wednesday.  This lets us get all the cars registered so the racing software can be setup, we know how cars to expect so we can get an accurate schedule and keeps things running smoothly on race day.  If you are unable to make it to the car clinic Wednesday please let us know.

Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby race is Saturday January 24 at the Eldorado K-8 Cafetorium.  Check-in starts at 11:00 am (10:30am if you missed the Car Clinic on Wednesday) and races start at 12:00 pm.  Lunch is not provided at the race so please eat before you arrive or bring some food.

Parents and siblings can enter cars in the open class race (all the same rules apply).

Additional cars kits are available for a sibling, yourself, or if you just need another block of wood to cut up. They are $5 each and available to pick up in a tote at 3337 Opal Lane.

The rules and more details are online: http://superiorscouts.com/wp/resources/pinewood-derby/

Do not paint over the stamp on the bottom of the car.  There must be at least one inch of the stamp visible at check-in or the car will be disqualified.  Contact us before you panic about this.

Cars can race without the builder present.  The race schedule will be sent out next week, but we plan on racing by rank starting with Tigers.  Please come by and drop your car off during race day check-in or plan to arrive about 30 minutes prior to your race time to get your car checked-in (in case we are running faster than expected).

10:30: am: Check-In for cars that missed the Car Clinic on Wednesday

11:00 am: Open for Check-In

12:00 pm: Races Start

4:00 pm: Clean up and pack up

The Car Clinic/Check-In will be held Wednesday, January 21 at Eldorado K-8 in the Cafeteria.  The goal is to get each car registered and ensure it meets all of the race requirements.  The closer each car is to completion, the quicker the check in will go.  If there are major modifications such as weight reduction, scouts and their adult partner should expect to be there longer, otherwise the process goes fairly quick.  All cars need to go to the Wednesday night check-in/clinic to get registered and ensure they meet all the rules.  This let’s us focus on racing on race day.  Open Class racers may check-in at any point during the clinic.  A tune-up area will also be available on Wednesday night for any last minute modifications that may need to be made.  Remember that cars will go through an inspection again at race day check-in prior to being impounded for races.

In order to minimize chaos, let’s try to stick to the following schedule.

Tiger Check-In: 6:30-6:45 pm

Wolf Check-In: 6:45-7:00 pm

Bear Check-In: 7:00-7:15 pm

Girl Scout Check-In: 7:15-7:30 pm

WB 1 Check-In: 7:30-7:45 pm

WB2 Check-In: 7:45-8:00 pm

You will need to get a card and check in at each of the three stations and then take your card to the final station to receive your race number.  You can do the first three stations in any order.

Station 1 – Identification: Pack 278 Stamp / Scout Name / Den (bottom of the car)

Station 2 – Inspection: Size / Track Clearance / Wheel & Axle / General Inspection

Station 3 – Weight

Station 4 – Registration/Number

 

 
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Scout Oath and Scout Law will be used in Cub Scouts

Published on December 11, 2014

While the Scout Oath and Scout Law will be used in Cub Scouts beginning on June 1, 2015, the current Cub Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake won’t change.

That news isn’t new, but Scouters have been emailing me with the question. So this morning I went to Bob Scott, Cub Scout Experience Manager, to confirm.

Indeed it’s true. To support the mission of Cub Scouting, Cub Scouts will begin to use the Scout Oath and Scout Law currently used in Boy Scouting and Venturing. But they’ll keep the Cub Scout motto, sign, salute and handshake.

For the latest information about the changes coming to Cub Scouting in 2015, visit and bookmark the Program Updates page. (The site also contains info on the changes to Venturing in 2014 and Boy Scouting in 2016.)

But this post’s all about Cub Scouting, so let’s recap what is changing and what isn’t when it comes to the mechanics of Cub Scouting:

Being retired from Cub Scouting on June 1, 2015

  • Cub Scout Promise
    • I promise to do my best
      To do my duty to God and my country,
      To help other people, and
      To obey the Law of the Pack.
  • Law of the Pack
    • The Cub Scout follows Akela.
      The Cub Scout helps the pack go.
      The pack helps the Cub Scout grow.
      The Cub Scout gives goodwill.

Staying in Cub Scouting (not changing)

  • Cub Scout motto
    • Do Your Best
  • Cub Scout sign
    • Two separated fingers held up high (like a peace sign)
  • Cub Scout salute
    • Two fingers together held above the brow
  • Cub Scout handshake
    • Handshake with two fingers extended

SignSaluteHandshake

New to Cub Scouting on June 1, 2015

  • Scout Oath
    On my honor I will do my best
    To do my duty to God and my country
    and to obey the Scout Law;
    To help other people at all times;
    To keep myself physically strong,
    mentally awake, and morally straight.
  • Scout Law
    A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly,
    courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty,
    brave, clean, and reverent.

http://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2014/12/05/cub-scout-motto-sign-salute-handshake-wont-change/

 
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Colorado Gives Day – Results

Published on December 10, 2014

 Once again on Colorado Gives Day, Coloradans came together to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits like ours. This year, a remarkable $26 million was distributed to the 1,677 Colorado nonprofits. With your generous donations, the Longs Peak Council raised over $38,000 to support the development of our youth! Without your kind gifts the service we provide for the youth in this council would not be possible, and for that we want to express our heartfelt appreciation. Thank You. 

 
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