District Pinewood Derby and Rain Gutter Regatta

Hello everyone and thank you for being a part of District Derby Days this year. I hope your scout has fun in this iconic tradition of the Boy Scouts of America.

Great Falls High School Old Gym
1900 2nd Avenue South
Great Falls, Montana 59405

Vehicle Registration: Friday, February 28, 2014, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Derby Races: Saturday March 1, 2014, 1000 am until finished

Cost: $5 per vehicle registered

No Recycling vehicles from previous years, build new every year. Scouts Honor!

Emergency vehicle registration for those living outside of Great Falls only will be offered on Saturday morning from 9am to 10am. Please, try to register your vehicle on Friday night.
Uniform of the day: Class A uniform.

Pack leadership; please bring your pack flags.

There are two separate types of races that will happen at district derby. Sorry, no Big Rigs this year as the kits are not available as they have been closed out.

Pinewood Derby Cars: We have a division for scouts and a division for masters. Be careful when searching the internet on how to build fast cars. A lot of the suggestions are against the rules. The rules are intended to create a fair competition for all the scouts. Here are the rules that you must follow to enter a car into pinewood derby this year.

2014 Cub Class Rules

Regatta boats: We have a division for Scouts only. Follow the instructions that come in the box. Boats are a quick and easy to build. Make sure you glue the sail to the mast, so that when the scout blows on it, the sail does not flip around on him. Rules below.

2014 Rain Gutter Regatta Rules

Any and all of these kits, cars and boats, can be purchased from the district scout store: Boy Scouts of America Great Falls, 820 17th Avenue South, Great Falls, MT 59405, 406 761-6000. Kits purchased from Michaels and other hobby stores are not BSA approved.

Also, the District could use a few volunteers during registration, set up and during the race. If anyone can assist, please give me a call at 406 750-1632.

FYI, the District will also hand out Scouting For Food Bags and Flyers to Pack leaders at the Pinewood Derby.

Bill Rutten
District Chairman
Lewis and Clark District

2 thoughts on “District Pinewood Derby and Rain Gutter Regatta

  1. This is great information, but it also needs to be placed in the Cub Scout Blog where Cub Scout Leaders can view it!

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