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Pinewood Derby Workshop - December 14th 7:00 PM

posted Dec 1, 2017, 1:05 PM by Westford Pack 100
To all Cub Scouts,

Boy Scout Troop 437 is hosting a Pinewood Derby building workshop, where the Boy Scouts can assist the Cub Scouts of all ranks in the construction and tuning of their cars. The Boy Scouts are looking for service opportunities and would like to share what they have learned about the PDW with the younger scouts.

Not everyone has the, knowledge, time or equipment at home to successfully complete the project with quality and pride. Building a competitive car can be stressful for the many families. At a workshop event, the Cub Scouts will be coached on the basics of the car build, and many will even qualify for district races. Also, parents will be very pleased with the pride that their sons show towards their car.

Troop 437 has a regular troop meeting on Thursday nights at the American Legion hall on Dunstable Road at 7pm. We will be using one of these evenings for the workshop. We will have all the tools and supplies necessary and can help with cutting and sanding the blocks of wood, polishing axles and wheels, adding weights, pressing axles straight and a basic design check. We will not get into painting or advanced techniques. We will pick up some weight material and other supplies from the scout store and have them available for the Cub Scouts, but we will ask that the costs be covered. Cub Scouts will leave the event with a contender.

Cub Scouts of all ranks are invited to join individually, or as a den activity. "AOL" Scouts have a requirement to visit a Boy Scout troop meeting, which this would qualify as.

Each Cub Scout will need to bring an adult helper, a kit, and some ideas. They should watch some videos and do a little research. They should make some sketches or prints of what they like. There is a lot of ideas online, but the Boy Scouts will bring some of their cars from the past to drive some inspiration.

The date of the workshop is Thursday December 14th. Opening ceremony will be at 7:00 pm and closing will be at 8:30. It would be great to stay for the whole meeting, but feel free to leave early if necessary.

This will be limited to 25 Cub Scouts but we will have a waiting list and could hold a second event if the demand requires it. Please RSVP to reserve your space at

Hope to see you there!

Yours in Scouting,
-Brett Anderson
Assistant Scout Master, Troop 437