Pinewood Derby for Girl Scouts

Submitted by Mari Ann James

Metro Denver

Broomfield

What’s a pinewood derby? A pinewood derby is a gravity-powered miniature car racing event for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts, with the guidance of parents, build their own cars from a wood derby car kit containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles. Registrants come together to race each other on a sloped race track. This event helps girls gain an understanding of woodworking tools, engineering principles, and builds sportsmanship, good citizenship, and personal achievement qualities.

Come join us for this fun event that will bring all our local Girl Scouts together. Each girl will build and decorate their own car and bring it to the derby to race against cars made by other girls. We ask that each girl help with as much of the design, construction, and/or finish work as possible on her car. All registrants will be required to follow the provided pinewood derby build rules and participate in the MANDATORY weigh-in the night before the race. After weigh-in, cars will remain at the venue until the race time. Each car will be raced a minimum of four times during the event. Your dad, brother, and little sister want to build their own car to race? We’ll have a family division race just for them!

Registration is $20. The cost includes the car kit and a fun patch, and the winners of each division will receive a trophy! Concessions will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE: https://www.troop65575.com/register.

The event is April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. – noon (doors open at 8:30 a.m.) at the Broomfield United Methodist Church 545 W 10th Ave in Broomfield– with the weigh-in happening at Coyote Ridge Elementary the evening of April 12. More details can be found on our site https://www.troop65575.com/home.

This is the first year Brownie Troop 65575 is hosting. We are looking forward to a great turnout.

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