Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Pinewood Derby Jan. 26th!

Get your Pinewood Derby cars sanded, painted, and ready to race! 

When - Friday January 26th
Where - Lincoln Auditorium
Wear - Cub Scout Uniforms
Time: 6 - 8 pm
  • Weigh-in starts at 6:00pm
  • Weigh-in closes at 6:30pm
  • 6:30 pm -- Derby officially begins with a flag ceremony

AWARDS:  Along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize winners, here are the 2018 Pack 310 Categories for additional award certificate opportunities

• Most Creative
• Best Craftsmanship
• Best Scout Themed

🔨  🛠  🗜  📏  🖌

2018 Pinewood Derby Car Inspections Rules and Regulations Reminders...
1.     Kit:  The car must be made from an official BSA Pinewood Derby Kit.  Cars made from anything other than an Official BSA Pinewood Derby Kit are in violation of our rules and will be subject to disqualification from racing.

2.     Weight:  The car must not weigh more than 5.0 ounces. The weight restriction will be enforced for all cars.  No car will be allowed to check-in weighing more than 5.0 ounces, so please make sure your car does not weigh more than this BEFORE you arrive at the Derby.  This will avoid long wait times at check-in.

3.    Dimensions:  The following dimensions MUST be followed so that all cars can be properly raced:
a.    The overall length of the car cannot exceed 7 inches.
b.    The overall width of the car cannot exceed 2 ¾ inches.
c.     The maximum width between the wheels cannot exceed 1 ¾ inches. 
d.    The car must have at least 3/8th inch clearance underneath the body.
e.     The front “nose” of the car must be flush with the starting gate, meaning, “no extended noses”.  
f.     Height:  Cars cannot be taller than 3 ½ inches high so that they will fit under the finish gate. 
g.    Weights cannot be placed underneath the car -- refer to item d. above for maintaining clearance underneath the car.

4.     Race Number:  Give your car a three digit racing number using the following guidelines:
  • Make the first number of your three digit racing number your Den number.       
  • Your car’s three digit racing number needs to be placed on the top of your car so that the numbers are easily visible and read, and your car can easily be identified throughout the Derby.  Use the numbered stickers that come in the Official Derby Kit to easily label your car, or paint the numbers onto the top of the car.  If your car’s number is not easily visible, it will be written on the top of the car with a Sharpie at check-in by the Committee.
  • If there are cars with duplicate numbers, we will adjust numbers accordingly to avoid duplication.  If your car has the wrong Den number, we will help you to change it.  If your car does not have a number, you can either choose a number at check-in or one will be assigned to you.  Again, it will be written on the top of the car at check-in.
5.     Heads Up:  Make sure it is clear which way your car should be facing as it goes down the track so that it is not accidentally raced “backwards”.  Yes, this has happened in the past.

6.     Forward Motion:  The car must be gravity propelled, free wheeling, with no starting devices.  Wheel bearings, bushings, and washers are prohibited from being used on the wheels.  Only dry lubricant is permitted.  DO NOT USE LIQUID LUBRICANTS.  

7.     Decals & Design:  Any decoration attached to the outside of the car must adhere to the rules and measurement guidelines, and must be securely fastened to the car.  If a part comes off of any car during racing, you cannot have the car back to make adjustments.  We encourage your creativity, but keep in mind that all paints and glues must be thoroughly dry on Race Day.

Every car being entered by a Scout must follow all of the rules as listed above and pass inspection at the Derby to be eligible to race. 

Here are some helpful tips for those new to the derby:

Pinewood Derby 101
What? The car kit is essentially a block of wood with 4 nail axles and 4 wheels. The kits can be obtained from the Cub Scout store in Glendale at 1325 Grandview Ave, or at the Sierra Madre store.  Weights, decorations, & dry graphite (to reduce friction & roll faster) are also available to purchase there.  
Tips: Click on these two links for tips:  
and plenty more if you search for "Pinewood Derby tips"

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November Pack Meeting Fri. 11/17

We are looking forward to continuing our Fall tradition of learning how to have a "Better World" understanding of our similarities and differences during the Passport to Other Lands Pack 310 Cub Scout Meeting this Friday.  We will be traveling to The United Kingdom, Mexico, Kenya, and more!  

Wolves, Bears, Webelos I & II Den Families have created a hands on cultural immersion activity AND a taste testing opportunity for their selected country.  In addition, we will be learning more about becoming Messengers of Peace, an International Scouting Service Movement.

Pack 310 Meeting  "Passport to Other Lands"

WHEN:  7:00 - 8:00 pm, Friday, Nov 17th

WHERE:  Lincoln Elementary Auditorium

WEAR:  Cub Scout Uniform (or selected country attire)

BRING:  Donations for Elizabeth House "Wish List" Drive

🏠 Elizabeth House "Wish List" Donation Drive
  • Bring your Donation Items FRIDAY to the Pack Meeting & Sign in
  • "The Little Things" Wish List ...

          The Items listed below are part of The Elizabeth House immediate needs list.  The Elizabeth House is a non-profit community organization and safe haven set up to help end the cycle of homelessness and abuse in women and children through comprehensive case management, counseling, educational classes, prenatal care, and resources throughout pregnancy and beyond.

          Take your Cub Scouts shopping and encourage them to pick out $5 - 10 worth of the following items and bring to the Pack 310 Meeting on Nov 17th, 7 pm (Passport to Other Lands World Tour).  It's a great opportunity to talk about helping others in need and without homes to call their own this holiday season.
  • Baby Wipes and Diaper Rash Cream
  • Hygiene Items (bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc)
  • Towels and Wash Cloths
  • Ralph's, Von's, or Target Gift Cards (for residents and alumni)
  • Batteries (all sizes)

Friday, October 6, 2017

October Pack Meeting- Halloween Carnival 10/27

What: October Pack Meeting and Halloween Carnival
New families welcome! Check out Pack 310 and meet our Scouts and leaders.
When: 7pm Friday, October 27th
Where: Lincoln Elementary Auditorium
Wear: Your costume!
Costume contest categories: Scariest, Funniest, Most Creative

Friday, September 15, 2017

Sept Pack Meeting and New Family Night Fri 9/22

🐾  September Pack Meeting and New Family Night
WHEN:  7:00 pm Friday, September 22nd 
WHERE:  *Location Change* - La Crescenta Elementary School Auditorium, 4343 La Crescenta Ave.
WEAR:  Cub Scout Uniform

AKELAS:  Plan to wear your Pack 310 T-Shirts as our welcome back meeting is also our recruitment meeting for new families interested in learning more about Cub Scouts

THEME:  How the West was Fun

CHARACTER COMPASS:   A Scout is Courteous
   During the next few weeks, your Den Leaders will be delivering your Pack 310 Dues and T-Shirt / Hoodie Payment Order Forms at your Den Meetings.   Please fill out and complete the remainder of the order form and return the order form  (with checks payable to "Pack 310" if you elect to pay by check) to your Den Leader during your  September DEN Meeting.
Note:  You are welcome to use a combination of Scout Account Funds PLUS your choice of Check / Cash / Paypal to cover any remaining Payment.

👕 T-Shirt Orders Remember to print and fill out your Pack 310 T-Shirt & Hoodie Order Forms as well in order to provide us with your size, color, t-shirt & hoodie preferences.  You can return the T-Short Order Forms to your Den Leaders OR turn them in to Patti on Friday, September 22nd.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Reminder! 2017 Pack 310 DREAM BIG Disc Golf-A-Thon FUNdraiser & Family Fun Night 8/19

⛳ Disc Golf-A-Thon 
Sat, Aug 19th  5:30 pm
- Sundown

2017 Pack 310 DREAM BIG
Disc Golf-A-Thon FUNdraiser
& Family Fun Night
Summertime Event #4   
Pack 310 Family Fun Night, 
Alumni Event, & Potluck Dinner 

Register Today!
1.  Fruit, Veggies, Salad, or Side Dish to Serve 10
2.  Camping Chairs
3.  Folding Tables
4.  Water Bottle / Beverages
5.  $10 per player (exact cash and/or check much appreciated)

🍕 PIZZA will be provided by our Chartered Organization, The Kiwanis Club of La Crescenta-Montrose!

Dessert & Water provided by Pack 310

WEAR:  Pack 310 T-Shirt 
(Or light blue t-shirt or other Cub Scout T-Shirt)

✈ Out of Town on August 19th?

Not in town?  Prior Commitments?  Not a Problem - It's Flexible!
Play 9 holes of Disc Golf with your Family anytime & anywhere
before August 19th
De Bell Disc Golf, Hahamongna Disc Golf, any location works!
Bring in $100 or more in pledge donations, and it will count as attending a summertime event!