Pack 685

Pinewood Derby Volunteer

Hey everyone!  We need volunteers on both days to help us make the pinewood derby a success!  Listed below are the description of volunteer jobs, how many people we need, for how long and on what days. Jobs can be split if you want to help but can't put in as much time. Thanks!

Logistics crew (8 Feb, 1 hour):

Help load a pickup truck/SUV with PWD track and associated gear from Orange Hunt Pool where our shed is to PoP Church on Old Keene Mill Road.

Meet at 2 pm at shed to load and take to PoP.  Bring all items in to Engineering Crew.

2 people (one with SUV/pickup if possible)

Engineering (8 Feb, ~3 hrs):

Help assemble the track, connect the computer timer and test the track.

4 people 

Registration (8 Feb, ~3 hours):

Weigh and measure cars, take down and input data into spreadsheet, label and organize cars by rank

2 people

Pit Crew (registration, 8 Feb ~2 hours)

Build the safety zone around the track, keep exuberant children from destroying the track

Pit Crew (race day, 9 Feb ~1-2 hours, can break it up, usually need 2 people on hand)

Help organize and bring cars forward to race line, collect raced cars and line up upcoming races

4 people

Judges (9 Feb~20 mins)

Judge cars in the show categories.

3 People

Clean up (9 Feb, 1 hr)

Take down track, pack up all Scout materials, put away chairs/tables. General clean up

10 people


Location: Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
8304 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, VA 22152

Created by:   Jim Henning
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy EST) Available Slot
(Fri. 2:00pm - 8:00pm)

2 pm 8 Feb (2)

Logistics crew to carry track materials from Pack Shed (Orange hunt pool) to church

1 of 2 slots filled
David Queen

2:30 PM (3)

Engineering crew to build track and test it

1 of 3 slots filled
David Queen

430 PM (2)

Registration team


430 PM (2)

Pit Crew to help adjust car weight

1 of 2 slots filled
Chris Bing
(Sat. 8:00am - 3:00pm)

8 AM (2)

Late registration/Pit Crew


9 AM (4)

Pit crew to ferry cars back and forth, can be split up

1 of 4 slots filled
Jerry Phillips

12 PM (3)



2 PM (10)

Cleanup team

1 of 10 slots filled
Jerry Phillips

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