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Pinewood Derby Registration and Races: March 7-8

The best Pinewood Derby in town is slated for March 8 at 6:00 in the La Casa de Cristo Gathering Place.  Be sure to register your car the night before–we will be doing official inspections and registration in the Gathering Place from 6 to 8 p.m.  If your car is not registered, it cannot race!

We also strongly encourage all racers to attend one of the upcoming practice sessions (information below) to test-run your car and make sure it will be eligible to race in the Derby.

See you all at the races!


Pinewood Derby Practices: Feb. 22, 6-8 p.m. and Feb. 23, 8-10:30 a.m.

The annual Pack 316 Pinewood Derby is rapidly approaching!  Come test your car at our Derby practice sessions in the Gathering Place at La Casa de Cristo.  We’ll have the track set up for test runs and can take your car through a simulated “inspection” to make sure they comply with the Derby rules.  We also will have a “repair area” for adjustments and modifications.

You can come any time during the practice session, although we will close things down promptly at 8 p.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.

We STRONGLY recommend that everyone come to one of the practices to make sure your car is race-ready and will pass inspection.

Blue & Gold Banquet, February 9, Pinnacle High School

The annual Pack 316 Blue & Gold will be on February 9 at 6:00 p.m. in the Pinnacle High School cafeteria.  Our theme for this year is “Arizona Points of Interest.”  We will have awards, food, a $1 raffle, and a guest speaker.  Each Scout and one guest get in free; additional guests are $5 each (with a family limit of $20).  Hope to see you there!

Dave & Busters Pack Fundraiser, January 29, 3-8 p.m.

Come join us at Dave & Busters in Desert Ridge Marketplace for our Pack Spirit Night on January 29.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds (excluding alcohol sales) goes directly to Pack 316.  If you are interested in helping raise funds for the Pack by participating in our Power Card presale, please check with your den leaders.