Ten Steps to a Successful Pinewood Derby
STEP 3: Secure the Track
- If renting or borrowing a track, schedule several months in
advance. Equipment will vary. Make sure you know what is being
provided. Check it out -- don't wait until the night of the Derby.
- If your Pack wants to build a track, look at different plans,
and select one that meets your needs. Plans are available in the
Cub Scout How-To Book or at the Scout Center. Materials for a
six- lane track can cost $150-$200, and labor can range from 40-100
hours, depending on the plan. This project should be undertaken
by "handy" volunteers, relatively skilled in woodworking.
More advanced power tools, such as table saws, drill presses,
power sanders, etc. are very helpful.
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