Hi , please share the following information with your Scouts/Explorers/Network members…
Scouts/Explorers/Network – Have you entered this years Pinewood Derby?
Pinewood Derby is a great fun event for scouts which has been going now for 30 years!
It has been one of the most popular events with most Troops taking part. and ideal as a winter time activity.
To enter you purchase a simple kit which costs £ 5.00 (wood, wheels, axles) from which you make a car or vehicle of some sort and then they are raced on a special track to see which car goes the fastest. Cars are raced in groups, the fastest cars from each group race in a final.
There are prizes for the best looking cars, split into age groups, and for the overall fastest and runner ups. Spectators are welcome on the day. The event will finish around lunchtime. Snacks and drinks are available but you can bring your own.
This years event takes place at Apsley HQ, Durrants Hill Road on Sat morning 23rd Feb, which is ideal as scouts will have the whole week of half term to finish their car.
A full set of rules comes with the kit but you can get a good idea of last years event by looking at the download at www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/pinewoodderby. Not only are there pictures but a guide as to how to build your car and template as well.
If you wish to enter and have not made arrangements with your scout Leader you can enter here www.hemel-scouts.co.uk/pinewoodderby and arrangements to get a kit to you will be made.
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org