The weigh-in for the 2011 Pinewood Derby is this Friday! To make things smoother, we’re going to stagger the weigh-in times for the Dens. The schedule is as follows:
- Tigers: 7:00pm
- Wolves: 7:15pm
- Bears: 7:30pm
- Webelos: 7:45pm
Also, please note that we’ll be taking pictures of the cars AND the boys the night of the weigh-in, so please have your boys dress in their full uniforms with neckerchiefs.
There will be two or three weigh-in stations, and one or two modification stations. As previously communicated, try to have your boy’s car as close to 5 ounces as possible, with easy-to-remove weights applied to take it over. It’s far easier to remove weight that way than via drilling. Please ensure that the car is fully lubricated before weigh-in, as after the car is handed in, it will be garaged for the night, and it won’t be handled again by the boy until after the races on Saturday. We will have a movie playing for entertainment.
To check the weight of the car prior to Friday, the Post Office will be happy to weigh the car. Alternatively, if you have a balance scale, 28 nickels is about 5 ounces.
Please arrive promply by 12:30, and please have your son bring a flashlight or two. We’re going to have an “opening ceremony” with the boys waving flashlights, which should be a ton of fun.
We will likely need some additional adult help on Saturday. If you’re willing to assist, please see one of the leaders when you arrive.
Finally, please note that registration for the CoCo Key event on January 29th is due on Saturday. The registration form is here – please contact Jennifer Rodrique if you have any questions regarding this event. Late registrations will not be accepted.