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Pinewood Derby

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:21 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 5:24 PM ]

Saturday, March 10th, 9:30am will be held at PUMC.  Our race will once again be run by Troop 1450.  


Each boy will compete for speed and design at his Den level as well as speed and design at the Pack level.  We will have a sibling and parent competition for both speed and design.  Please note, the parent race is for the SLOWEST car.  All rules still apply, with the addition, the car must pass the finish line.

 

The rules are attached.

 

For first time PWD families, here is a good link.

 

http://boyslife.org/section/hobbies-projects/pinewood-derby/

 

Our weigh-in will be Friday, March 9th from 6pm to 8pm, at PUMC.  Below is a tentative schedule.  If you cannot make the exact time for your den come anytime between 6pm and 8pm.  We are simply trying to avoid checking in all cars at once.

 

  • Lions & Tigers, 6pm
  • Wolfs, 6:30pm
  • Bears, 7pm
  • Webelos & AOL, 7:30pm

Scout Sunday - February 11th, 10am

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:12 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 9:37 AM ]

Join our Pack for Scout Sunday at Potomac United Methodist Church.  This is an excellent opportunity for the parishioners of PUMC to see our Pack and for us to thank them for their generous support.  Coffee hour following.

Blue & Gold Dinner - Saturday February 10th, 5pm

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:05 PM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 15, 2018, 9:22 AM ]

Join us for our annual Blue & Gold Dinner.  Your entire family is invited to this catered event.  Please bring a cake created by you and your son to enter our cake completion.  This year's cake theme is Star Wars.  Buy your tickets HERE.

Pinewood Derby Workshop, Saturday, January 20th, 10:20am

posted Jan 3, 2018, 6:18 AM by Web Master   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 6:20 AM ]

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church 
9200 Kentsdale Drive 
Potomac, MD 20854 

Hosted by Troop and Pack 706

This is an opportunity to complete the major tasks of designing and building your cars. We provide a woodworking shop with work stations staffed by experienced volunteers:

· safety briefing with building do’s and don’ts. Eye and ear protection is provided.

· car design station with various templates provided

· basic shape cutting station using multiple band saws

· powers sanding station with multiple bench sanders

· drill station with drill presses rigged to drill holes to insert lead weights (provided)

· weigh station with precision scales to get to the critical 5 ounces

· two powerful dust control systems keep the air clean of saw dust

$15 per car 

BRING PLEASE BRING YOUR CAR KIT.

Pack Meeting - Friday, January 5th, 7pm, PUMC

posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:49 PM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 12:52 PM ]

Maryland Department of Natural Resources will present their Scales and Tails program at our January pack meeting.  This will be a fun and memorable pack meeting.

Pack Meeting - Friday, December 8th, 7pm, PUMC

posted Dec 6, 2017, 12:44 PM by Web Master   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

Join us for our December pack meeting.  Awards.  Holiday celebration.  Cookie decorating.  

Pack Meeting - Friday, November 10th, 3pm to 5pm - VFW Post 5633

posted Nov 6, 2017, 1:35 PM by Web Master   [ updated Nov 6, 2017, 1:36 PM ]

Veterans Day celebration at VFW Post 5633.  11511 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac, MD 20854.  Scouting for Food bags drop off.  Hike at Great Falls after celebration. 

Scouting for Food - Bag drop off Friday November 10th

posted Oct 9, 2017, 2:00 PM by Web Master

Please bring your filled bags of food to our 
Veterans Day hike pack meeting on November 10th.

What's Needed? 

Not sure what you should donate? According to our friends at Capital Area Food Bank, some of the most highly needed items are:

  • Non-perishable food items
  • Canned protein (tuna, salmon, chicken, peanut butter)
  • Soups & stews (beef stew, chili, meat-based soups)
  • 100% fruit juices (all sizes)
  • Grains (pasta, whole grain pasta, rice, brown rice, boxed macaroni & cheese)
  • Cereals (multi grain, low sugar such as cheerios, cornflakes, raisin bran, grape nuts, oatmeal)
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruits
  • Condiments
  • Hygiene products (diapers, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste

Potomac Day Parade - Saturday, October 21st

posted Oct 3, 2017, 5:28 AM by Web Master

Pack 773 will participate in the Potomac Day Parade.  We will meet at 9:30am at River Road and Potomac Manors Drive.  The parade will start at 10:30am.

Pack Carnival - Join Scouting Night - Friday, October 13th

posted Oct 3, 2017, 5:21 AM by Web Master   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 5:23 AM ]

Hosted by the Bear Den - 7pm, PUMC

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