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Pinewood Derby!!!

Posted on Feb 20 2017 - 7:21am

I hope you all are getting excited for the pinewood derby on Saturday March 11th!!  The Van Berkoms's have a heated garage with a scroll saw and belt sander available for use to help cut the basic shape.  However, we need to schedule the time.  We're working on a project that requires us to paint and can't have dust.  Also, because we only have one of each tool, we can only accomidate 2-3 people working on their cars at a time.   Please email the Van Berkom's (tara@vanberkom.net) if you want to use the space.  (click "read more" for the car theme awards!)

Webelo parents needed for the Pinewood Derby!!!

Posted on Feb 19 2017 - 9:21am

Hi All,

The Webelos are in charge of running the Pack 513 Pinewood Derby this year on March 11th. We need volunteers to make the event a success. This is a family event, so the more helpers the better. Parents, older siblings, grandparents, etc. are all welcome to help. There are jobs that need to be completed before the race begins and also jobs during the race. Feel free to sign up for multiple.  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4da8a822a5fa7-2016 (let Tara Van Berkom know if you don't have access)

We will be discussing the list at the Parent meeting this Monday.  Please feel free to come for more details and share additional ideas!

If you are able to, please bring a pan of bars or some cookies that people can enjoy along with the pizza.

We ask that all Webelo Den families stay and help clean up after the event. If everyone helps we can finish quickly! The event will likely end by 7:00. We are required to have the gym completely cleaned up and be out by 8:00.

A couple changes for this month

Posted on Feb 12 2017 - 7:19pm

The Blue and Gold celebration on Sunday February 5th was in place of our regular pack meeting orginally scheduled on 2/21.  The parent meeting orginally scheduled on 2/14 (Valentine's day) has been moved to 2/21.  If you're able, please try to attend. It will be held at a parent's house. The address will be added to the calendar event.

Are you Ready for the Derby?

Posted on Feb 12 2017 - 7:17pm

Start looking through ideas or come up with something of your very own. The date and time for the Pinewood Derby are set. Now you just need to get your Scouts' car ready to race.

The Pinewood Derby will be in the Woodbury Elementary School gym on 3/11. Weigh in will begin at 4:30pm and the race will start promptly at 6:00pm.

There will be pizza available for $1 per slice so that the whole family can come join in the fun.

The scouts will race their cars in all 4 lanes of the track, followed by the open class. This means that siblings and parents are welcome to create cars to race as well.

If you have not received your pinewood derby car kit yet, please contact your den leader. The wood to create the car, along with the wheels, and axels are provided. Kits for open class are available for $5 each.

The Van Berkoms do have a heated garge with a couple of power tools available for cutting out the basic shape. If you have a band saw that you would like to allow people to use to cut out their cars, please let Jason or Tara know and they will store it in their garage. The garage will be available for scouts, along with their parent, on Saturday 2/18 and Sunday 2/19. Please call them at 651-702-5929 or e-mail tara@vanberkom.net to schedule a time if you would like to come.

Details regarding weight, height, width requirements are listed on the calendar event page.

Blue and Gold Celebration!

Posted on Feb 5 2017 - 9:41am

Let's get together and have some fun to celebrate the birthday of the Scouting program! We will have tons of space to run and play in two gym areas of the Cottage Grove Middle School February 5th from 2:45-4:45. There will be basketballs, footballs, floor hockey, dodge ball, hula hoops, jump ropes, bowling, and potato sack racers! What a great way to spend some time with friends being active, having fun and making friends!
Parents, just think about the quiet, relaxed evening you will get to enjoy, (watching the Superbowl or other fun hobby), knowing your kids are worn out in the best possible way!! :)  And of course, no birthday celebration would be complete without cake. 
When you arrive, please use the gym/pool doors of the building and remember to wear tennis shoes that will not make black marks on the gym floor. There is also a saftey waiver that needs to be signed by a parent for each child participating, (scout or sibling). Here is the link to the form, if you can print and complete prior to arrival. We will have some blank forms on hand the day of the party as well. 
Copy and Paste the following link:

Pinewood Derby is March 11th

Posted on Jan 29 2017 - 2:00pm

This year's Pinewood Derby is scheduled for the evening of Saturday March 11th at Woodbury Elementary School. Start thinking of design ideas now!

The pack will supply the car kits for all of the scouts. Kits for siblings who would like to race are available for $5 each.

More details to come soon.

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