Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Fort Worth Museum

The Museum Trip was fun... I want to thank all those that came out to play and learn with us. The boys had a blast and were so into everything that the musuem had to offer. It was a little on the expensive side, some of us put our entrance fee in towards a year pass. Just something to think about, I think it was an extra 30 dollars to go all year for a family of 5 and the exibits change. There are pictures to come. Sorry it is so late but my camera is missing in action.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Pinewood Derby Information

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: PINEWOOD DERBY IS GOING TO BE ON A TUESDAY, MARCH 2ND AT 6:30pm. The Official Weigh in is on February 26Th at 3:30pm when we do the scouting for food. The cars will remain in our possession until race day.

Good news: Dave Wieda, our committee chair and experienced cub scout leader, has offered to host a Pinewood Derby workshop at his home on Saturday, Feb 13Th from 9:00am til noon, or until your son’s car is ready! He has saws, sanding equipment, some paint (you might want to go get the exact colors your son wants: Hobby Lobby—online coupons weekly: www.hobbylobby.com) . He has scales to weigh the car (there are some specific rules about weight) and also can advise on adding weight to your car. This is a one-stop-shop:get-your-block-of-wood-make-into-a-fabulous-Pinewood-Derby-car!"

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Special Thanks

Here are some pictures of our wonderful Heroes Pack Meeting. It was a lot of fun and we are so very grateful to all the special guests that we had. You all made it a wonderful night for the scouts. Again Thank You for all that you do for Our Country and the positive influence you have on all of our kids.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pinewood Derby Car Rules

Pinewood Derby Car Dimensions
The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.
The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

Derby Car Weight
The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.
The official race scale that is used at car check-in shall be considered final.

Wood, Wheels and Axles
The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.
Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.
The axles may be altered, polished and lubricated.

Car Modifications Not Allowed
Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited
The car must not ride on any type of springs
No starting devices. The car must be freewheeling.
No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules
Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it.
If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make a repair
Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.
The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.

Have Fun and Happy Racing!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Blue and Gold Banquet

Get ready for a Birthday Bash done right by the cub scouts. It is going to be fun, fun, fun. Just a small preview, there is going to be good food, fun games, and awards for all. We will also be passing out the derby cars so you can get that jump start on the funnest event of the year.
Woo Hoo! Happy Birthday BSA!!!! See you soon.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


It thought that Cabela's went well. The boys seemed to be very engaged and had some great questions about the fish that they saw. The team at Cabela's was amazing and actually got the boys to fish a little. We split into groups and half fished while the rest did an in-store scavenger hunt. I missed the big fish that Eli caught and the dead bird that Pete caught, thank goodness. They all had a great time and at the end we faced the store and all gave Cabela's a big thank you, all 20 plus of us. It was Great. Thank you Danielle for getting the ball rolling on this one, it was a great idea. THANK YOU CABELA'S FOR A GREAT TIME!