Our Pinewood Derby is coming soon and Cub Scouts are putting the finishing touches on their cars (hopefully). I’ve told them they can count work on their cars towards any appropriate craft or building requirement, such as the Build It adventure, 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, their den leader can 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 Scouts to use power tools, so if they want to use this as a requirement, 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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