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Pinewood Derby and Webelos Craftsman

Our Pinewood Derby is next weekend and my den are putting the finishing touches on their cars (hopefully). I’ve told them they can count their cars as a Craftsman project if they did a significant amount of work on the cars themselves. This means that they got to use some hand tools on the car, they sanded it, they did the painting, etc.

So at our meeting after the event I’ll talk with them to see which ones think they did enough of the work to count it as a project.

I also reminded the parents that the Guide to Safe Scouting doesn’t allow Webelos to use power tools, so if they want to use this as a Craftsman project, they should let the Scouts use some hand tools on it.

So we’ll see. Every year at least a couple of Scouts tell me that their dads built the cars and they just watched. A Scout Is Trustworthy!

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One Response to Pinewood Derby and Webelos Craftsman

  1. LIScouter January 3, 2011 at 8:31 AM #

    Re: the tin can lanterns; fill the cans 2/3 of the way with water and freeze. The ice will prevent the cans from collapsing when hammering.

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