Re: Pinewood Derby
Scott Anderson (scott.rc@USINTERNET.COM)
Mon, 10 Nov 1997 21:29:31 -0600
Richard W. Pierce wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> My name is Richard Pierce and I am Cubmaster of Pack 917 in Florissant,
> Missouri and this is my first posting. We are in the North Star District of
> the Greater St. Louis Area Council and are chartered to a Catholic parish.
> I have two questions RE everyone's favorite subject, PINEWOOD DERBY!! Reply
> direct to me or post your answer as you feel is appropriate.
> 1. Do most packs buy the cars for the boys or do they ask the boys to buy
> their own? We have always bought them but are unable to this year and I
> wondered how other packs handle it.
> 2. Does anyone have a foolproof scheme for racing off a den of 16 boys on a
> 3-lane manual track with no fancy timers or gates or anything?
> Thanking everyone in advance,
> Richard Pierce
For the past 10 years we have had >140 boys in our pack. The PWD has
always been a highlight each year.
We run double eliminations manually and then rank per age & per Den.The
races would often take 3 to 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon.
Our fundraisers have always given us enough cash to buy PWD cars for the
boys. If the treasury is tight, then we ask the parents to buy them for
the boys, and we would buy the cars for those who could not afford them.
Pack 422 - 35 years and groing strong!
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City