It is Pinewood Derby time! Please read on for important details:
Friday the 11th, 5 to 7 PM: Registration will be at the Cedar Grove Ruritan (6116 Efland - Cedar Grove Rd, Cedar Grove, NC 27231). We recommend stopping by to register your cars on Friday in order to speed up the process Saturday morning.
Saturday the 12th: Pinewood Derby at the Ruritan. We will start with car sign-up, weighing, measuring, and wheel check at 8:00 AM. Scouts will then vote on the theme categories at 9 AM. The Lions race separately and will start at 9:15.
-- We are planning to set up a livestream of the derby -- more details to follow later in the week.
-- We are asking families to limit the number of people there, when possible, to one parent/one scout.
-- If you are not comfortable being indoors for long periods of time, it's ok to leave Saturday morning after the voting and an adult leader or one of the scouts from Troop 438 will handle your car.
-- Lions may leave after their race is finished.
-- We will not be serving breakfast or snacks this year, and ask that if you bring food or drinks, you eat outside the building.
-- Everyone must wear a face mask when indoors and should try to maintain 6ft of social distance as much as possible. Masks will be available at the door if needed.
-- During the race, there may be longer periods of time when your scout will be waiting to race. Please make sure you bring some supplies to keep your scout occupied if they get restless (books, coloring supplies, games, etc).
-- You are responsible for your scout's behavior at this event and at all meetings. We are guests of the Ruritan and disruptive or destructive behavior will not be tolerated.
Please reach out to your den leader if you need any assistance getting your scout's car ready for the weekend. It would also be helpful for some of the younger den parents to help set up the track Friday afternoon and watch the registration process Saturday morning. If you are interested, please contact me at email@example.com and I will put you in touch with those setting up the event. Track set up will likely take place around 3 PM or 4 PM on Friday. Saturday set up will start at 7:30 AM.
Finally, take a look at the PWD patch this year! It's very cool. We can't wait to see all the scouts' cars, and to award them this awesome patch for their efforts!
See you at the races!