Thank you to all who participated in the 2012 Pinewood Derby Race. Special honorable mention to all our Den Chiefs and Semus Head for participating as well too!
All Boys will receive a 2012 Patch for participating. Below are all the Official Results of the race after auditing the tabulations.
Ladies & Gentlemen…start your engines!! The pinewood derby car kits have been distributed; if you have not received your car please contact CubMaster Robert.
Date: Friday January 27th, 2012
Time: Doors open @ 6:00pm ( 1st Time Trials are estimated to start @ 6:15pm – We may change this to have a specific dens report in at this time)
Location: Queen of Angels Church Basement, 2330 W Sunnyside Avenue Chicago, IL 60625
The spirit of the Cub Scout Race is to allow the boys to “do their best” and create , design & build their own car as much as possible with full adult supervision, but limited adult “hands on” as much as possible.
The following PDF link contains the new rules, so please be familiar with them.http://www.chicagocubscouts.com/documents/Pack 3894 Pinewood Derby 2012 Rules.pdf
There is a place for Adults to be totally hands on with their own Pinewood Derby Car!! A local Adult Pinewood derby event will be held soon, this will allow you to test your son’s car prior to the race, you should go check it out! Or if you are a procrastinator you can still go to this event and learn tips on how cars are constructed. Go here to find out more info
The rules are same as 2011, only difference is “ Previous Years Cars AND components ( such as nails) are prohibited from Racing; only 2012 Models allowed.”
This year we will have half design awards from previous year to speed up the process. The 12 “design” awards that the boys can target their concept and design ideas around to try and win this award. We have structured the Awards around the 12 Monthly Core Values of Cub Scouting.
|Design Awards||Monthly Core Value|
|Best Paint Job||Positive Attitude|
|Best Scout Theme||Respect|
|Most Aerodynamic||Health & Fitness|
|Best in Show / Judge’s Favorite||Faith|
Time Trials between each Den will occur first. We need to allow for all boys cars to run on each track for fairness. The top speed finishers in the Dens will then face-off for Top 3 Den Winners. This will occur until ALL Dens have concluded their winners. During the Races, Judges will determine the design award winners. There will be a period when those Boys who did not move towards Pack Championship Heats to pick up their car and play on “Shakey Jake” Test / Play Track.
The Top 2 Den Winners from Each Den will be entered in the Pack Championship Heats, where the same system of top speed finishers narrows down. Top 3 Pack Winners will be determined, as well as Top 3 Den and Pack Design Winners. Note** One award per boy per Pinewood Derby ( no chance of one boy winning more than one design award). We are working on a Pinewood Derby Judging Committee that falls outside the Parents, to make things fair for all. The overall winner brings home a Pizza Party for their Den.
ADULT ENTRY & HELP
The Adult Derby will no longer be held on same night. However , If you are interested in entering an Adult 2012 Derby we can recommend a nearby event being held on Jan 21st that allows you to race your own car. Check their site out at following link
Check back on this link for more information should we need assistance at Pack PW Derby.
GUESTS & FRIENDS OF PACK 3894
We will be inviting guest to this event, including the upcoming Kindergarten Classes (boys & their families) to share in the fun. In the past we have used this event to recruit new scouts into the pack. If you want to bring a new Scout in to see this event as a Spectator only, please have them register at following link below.
|Cristian De La Cruz|
There are thank you cards available at www.chicagocubscouts.com/documents/ScoutforFood_Thanks.pdf Please print these out and insert them into the bags or deliver them when you pick up the food. Bag Collection is on Saturday, December 10. After you collect the food, bring it to St. Matthias Church/School, 4910 N. Claremont Ave. We will be there between 10 AM to 1 PM. We will take a Pack picture at 11:00 AM if you can make it, but you can drop the food off anytime between 10 and 1. Please let your Den Leader know if you have any questions or concerns. We have extra bags if you need them.
Thanks for all your efforts
Currently Pack 3894 is looking to grow in its strength of the committee, we have adopted a “2 Deep” per Den Committee Involvement Policy to ensure some type of balance among the representation of parents in the pack from all dens. We do encourage as many to step up to help our den leaders with simple task sometimes, or the planning of an event , etc. Some roles may require more talents, and more time but together with more involved parents we all can make a difference in not only your son’s experience but others.
Listed Below is the Help Wanted, those marked with ** are positions that highly need to be staffed. If you are interested please email CubMaster Rojas @ email@example.com