Activities

 

 

The Boy Scouts of America provides youth with programs and activities that allow them to try new things, provide service to others,build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.

 

 

 

 

Pack 216 Pinewood Derby Rules

ALL CARS MUST PASS INSPECTION TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE

Cars will be inspected for the following:

 

 

  1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.  The official race scale shall be considered final.

  2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

  3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.

  4. The car must have 1-3/4" clearance between the wheels.

  5. The car must have 3/8" clearance underneath the body.

  6. The wood provided in the kit must be used.  The block may be shaped any way that is desired.

  7. The wheels supplied with the kit must be used.  The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded.  You may remove the seem from the wheels.

  8. The axles supplied with the kit must be used.  They may be polished or lubricated.

  9. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.

  10. The car must not ride on any type of springs.

  11. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.

  12. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

 

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.  The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these specifications.  

 

 

 

Pack 216 Rain Gutter Regatta

ALL BOATS MUST PASS INSPECTION TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE

 

Regatta Rules of the Race

  • Each scout will get a slip of paper with his name and den number.

  • The slip will have the 3 lanes and a space for time. (It does not matter which lane you go to first as long as he race all three).

  • Someone at the end will have a stop watch to record how long it takes to blow his sail boat the lenght on the rain gutter.

  • The timer will record the time on his sheet.

  • You run all three lanes and record each time.

  • Add up the time and divide the time by three for his average time.

  • The lowest time is the winner.

  • You can have 1st, 2nd and 3rd place per den and for the pack.

  • You can have 4 lanes if you want to.

 

To make sure his sail boat flows properly:

  • Make sure the wood is seal either before or after painting. This will prevent water from soaking into the wood.

  • Put a bow in the sail and glue it to the sail wood pole.

  • Do not blow hard. A slow steady blowing is best. Blowing hard causes the sail boat to turn over.

  • Make sure you have enough water in the rain gutter so the metal rudder does not drag the bottom.

 

Each boat must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.  The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those boats that do not meet these specifications.  

 

 

SHark Tooth Adventure

SHark Tooth Adventure

Have you ever heard of the hidden images 
people sometimes find in their food?
Elvis in the eggplant, Santa in the salsa, Jesus in the jello?
Well, click the picture below for a larger view and see if
you can find the hidden message in this pancake!
Have Fun!