2017 Pack 9 Pinewood Derby – Weigh-In, Race Day, and Districts

pwd-carsWith only 1 week left to finish-up your Pinewood Derby car before the WEIGH-IN for the 2017 Pack 9 Pinewood Derby racing season, we have some final notes to convey to the Parents and Scouts of Weymouth Pack 9.

Be sure to note these important dates/times for Pinewood Derby events (more details for each will be provided below):

  • Wed, Mar 15, 2016 from 6:00-8:00pm (Pond Plain Association) – WEIGH-IN for the 2017 Pack 9 PineWood Derby
  • Sat, Mar 18, 2016 from 10:00am-1:00pm (Pond Plain Association) – RACE DAY for the 2017 Pack 9 PineWood Derby
  • Sat, Apr 8, 2016 from 9:30am-3:00pm (VFW Post 1046, Brockton, MA) – 2017 Squanto District Pinewood Derby regionals (invitation-only for Pack 9 finalists)

For the WEIGH-IN, please bring your car to Pond Plain Association (330 Pond St, South Weymouth, MA) on “Wed, Mar 15” between 6:00PM and 8:00PM. CLASS A UNIFORM IS REQUIRED to be worn by all scouts for a picture that will be taken with their car. Please make sure your car complies with both Squanto District rules (squanto-district-pinewood-derby-construction-guidelines-2016-updated-edition-newest) and Pack 9 rules (pack-9-pinewood-derby-rules-supplement-to-squanto-district-2017) for the Pinewood Derby. Also, if your car is very close to the maximum 5.0 oz weight, then we recommend arriving early in case adjustments need to be made if it registers over-weight on the official race scale. Your scout should choose a fun and creative NAME for their car, which will be recorded at the WEIGH-IN and referred to on RACE DAY. All cars registered at the WEIGH-IN will be held by the Derby leaders and brought to RACE DAY.

The Pack 9 PineWood Derby RACE DAY will take place at the same location on “Sat, Mar 18” between 10:00AM and 1:00PM. Leaders and volunteers should be on-site 1-hour before for setup, including cleanup afterwards. CLASS A UNIFORM IS REQUIRED to be worn by all scouts at this event. We will be selling concessions (hot dogs, chips, water) at this event which raises money for Pack 9, but we encourage everyone to bring food and drinks from home if you prefer. Races will be run in the following order – Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, and Pack 9 Overall Finalists. Each race should take approximately 30 minutes, depending on the number of participants. At the conclusion of each race, prizes (medals, patches) will be awarded and PWD cars will be returned to their owners.

A VERY IMPORTANT NOTE FOR THE TOP-3 FINALISTS FROM EACH PACK 9 DEN – you will qualify and be invited to race in the Squanto District regionals Pinewood Derby taking place on “Sat, Apr 8” at “VFW Post 1046, Brockton, MA”. If you would like to attend this race, then a required $7 entry fee will be collected by your den leaders prior to that race. If you decide NOT to attend the Squanto District regionals Pinewood Derby, then please let your den leader know so that we can open-up the opportunity for our 4th/5th/etc place finishers. All cars racing at this event must go through a separate on-site inspection process by Squanto District race officials.

We’re always happy to get new parent volunteers to help out with these events, and without parents like you these events would not be possible! If you are interested in helping out with Pack 9 Pinewood Derby next year, then please let your den leaders know and you can take part in making this exciting event happen!

Please check periodically with our Pack 9 Facebook page and this Weymouth Pack 9 website for updates or to sign-up for automatic notifications when new details are posted. Pictures of this years PineWood Derby will be posted afterwards on this website’s “Photos” page.

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