Riderwood Derby Build
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One of Two Pack Pinewood Derby Builds
This is the one of two planned Pack build events. This year Riderwood asked to split their Woodshop build over two weekends to offer more build time slots with fewer scouts for safety. The scouts and their families work on their kits together at Riderwood Senior Living, building (but not painting) cars with highly skilled retired residents in an amazing wood shop. All tools are provided, as well as expert mentoring. You must sign up for this event - space is limited. Chaperones are required. Parking can be challenging at Riderwood so carpooling to the event is not a bad idea.
We highly recommend your scout come with a car design clearly in mind - drawings are a big help to show the residents. There’s a lot of on-line advice about engineering your car to be as fast as possible. There are also weight kits and other accessories available at stores like Strosniders Hardware. Being the fastest is not the only way to win, though. Other awards are also given out, including the best appearance, best den chief’s car, and best parent’s car. All who participate at the pack level receive a certificate.
The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular Cub Scout activities. The boys design and build cars from pinewood derby kits that the pack provides, then race them at the Pack Derby Race. Alumni and families also can design and race cars. Winners at each Den level represent pack at District Competition on March.
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