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Cub Scout Pack 65
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Latest Pack News 2-7-01

We are planning on having a Cub Scout Yard Sale Fund Raiser this Spring! Please save your "stuff" for this event. Date & Time to be determined.


Pine Wood Derby Races

The Pine Wood Derby will be held Saturday, February 24th at the Corinna Elementary Cafeteria. Registration, Inspection and Practice time will begin at 9:00 am. Races will begin at approximately 9:30 am. Be advised that practice should be kept to a minimum due to damage that can result if the cars are used to many times! Practice runs MUST be done by an adult to avoid any track damage! All parents should plan on being there for the races. Invite your friends and relatives to come watch, too! We'll be selling refreshments & snacks.

Pack 65 is very fortunate to have one of the nicest Pine Wood Derby Tracks anywhere! We want to again thank the people who made this possible with their time & effort a few years ago! Dawn & Jim Hale for making the track, Leslie Bolstridge for donating the computer and Allen Clark for donating the Software program that tracks the car times.

Each boy will race his car 3 times. The 3 times will then be averaged. The Top 3 times will represent Pack 65 at the Katahdin Area Council Pine Wood Derby Championships at the Bangor Mall Scout Show. The Top 5 boys will also receive a special Pine Wood Derby Medal.

Each of the Pine Wood Derby Car Kits have Race Rules in them. Make sure you follow these rules of length & weight as ANY car not found in compliance will be allowed to run but NOT be allowed to compete for Pack 65 Championship.

We will post the "Official KAC Pine Wood Derby Rules" at this site soon but they are almost identical to those in the boxes.

You will want to have weights to add to the car as close to the 5.0 oz permitted. You can pick up weights at any hobby store or at the Council Store in Orono. We will have some weights at the race but not enough for every car! There will be an "official" scale at registration but you can always take your cars to the Post Office and get them weighed before. (make sure you tell them you're from Cub Scouts!) We will also have an "official" jig for length and wheel placement which the cars need to fit in to.

The same rules will apply at the Katahdin Area Council's Pine Wood Derby Championship to be held the following weekend, March 10th at the Annual Scout Show at the Bangor Mall. The Penquis Runs begin in the morning at 11:00 and we'll advise the 3 boys on the details!

Remember, this is a race for the boys! Let them do as much as possible to make their own cars! We want them to have pride in what THEY have done, not how good Dad/Mom made the car look!

ALL parents & adults are welcome to purchase a car from Pack 65 for the 1st Annual Parent's Pine Wood Derby Race to be run after the boys finish! There will be a "Special" First Prize for the adult with the fastest time!

We are also planning on having some "Special Guest" Adult Racers to compete against! They will be announced on this site soon! Of course, I, your Cub Master, plan on having the FASTEST CAR ANYWAY, so I'll understand if you don't DARE to race!

Adult Pinewood Derby cars are available for all you parents who would like to compete! Cost is $5.00 per car and proceeds will go to the Pack's General Fund. Adult races will be held after the boys compete.




Annual Scout Show

The Katahdin Area Council Annual Scout Show will be held Saturday, March 10th at the Bangor Mall. The show runs from 10:00am to 4:00pm throughout the Mall Concourse. Dozens & dozens of interactive booths presented by Boy Scout Troops & Cub Scout Packs will be on display for your enjoyment. Booths will include camping, cooking, hiking, rope and outdoor skills along with lots of other fun events & displays.

The Marquee Event running throughout the day is the Pine Wood Derby Championships for each of the Districts in KAC. Pack 65 will be represented at the Pine Wood Derby Race by our 3 Top Finishers from our March 3rd Race in Corinna.

Scout Show "Tickets" are available for $1.00 which includes a drawing for a Colored TV to be drawn the day of the show. The tickets are for donation purposes only as the Bangor Mall is a public place, but Pack 65 gets to keep 50% of what we sell. Tickets sold should be given to Bruce Fowler or your Den Leader BEFORE the show (If you are not attending) as they need to be put in the drawing bucket! Tickets will be handed out at your Den Meetings in the next week. Any tickets not sold should be returned to Bruce Fowler or your Den Leader before or at the show.




Camp Roosevelt - Summer Camp

It's the event of the year for the boys! Click here: Camp Roosevelt for details about the camp's facilities and programs. Our Pack will be attending summer camp the week of August 12-17, 2001. The theme for this week is "Dinosaur Daze at Kamp Jurassic".




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