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District Pinewood Derby Information

posted Dec 3, 2017, 7:23 PM by Todd Taft   [ updated Dec 3, 2017, 7:28 PM ]

It’s PINEWOOD DERBY Time!!
HELP WANTED:

  • ADULT VOLUNTEERS to assist the youth volunteers and the registrants with the registration process and at PIT ROW.

All Scoutmasters: Do any of your Scouts need Service Hours?
SERVICE HOURS: SEVERAL VOLUNTEER Boy Scouts and Crew Members are needed to assist the MC, the judges, registration, awards, and monitoring and placement of the cars on the race tables.

All Cubmasters: Please ensure that each of your Scouts, Parents, and Leaders receive a copy of these Derby Rules, Derby Procedures, and the Car Diagram/Specifications. 

Volunteering at this event is recognized by Journey to Excellence. The Committee will provide a letter of service upon request.

PLEASE CONTACT JACK EDINGER AT j.edinger3@gmail.com TO VOLUNTEER.

Judging categories for the District Derby are: FASTEST CAR, MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR, and MOST ORIGINAL CAR. Most BEAUTIFUL CAR will be judged on CRAFTSMANSHIP / WORKMANSHIP. Most ORIGINAL CAR will be judged on UNIQUE DESIGN. An ORIGINAL car does not have to look like a car! It can be anything you can imagine!

EACH ENTRANT may enter only ONE CATEGORY in the District Pinewood Derby. Any car which does not meet the District Pinewood Derby Rules and car specifications will not be allowed to compete.


RULES and PROCEDURES

TIGERS:
Up to three (3) Tiger Cubs from each Pack will be able to enter the Fastest Car category. Eight (8) Tiger Cubs from each Pack are invited to enter their cars in the Most Beautiful category AND eight (8) Tiger Cubs in the Most Original category.

The Cubmaster must certify their Tigers racing in the Fastest Car category.

WOLF, BEAR, WEBELOS:
No more than three (3) Wolf, Bear, and/or Webelos scouts from each Pack may be entered in the FASTEST CAR category; up to eight (8) Wolf, Bear, Webelos entries per Pack for the Most Beautiful; and up to eight (8) Wolf, Bear, Webelos entries per Pack in Most Original.
 
The Cubmaster must certify ALL Wolf, Bear, and Webelos participants
 in the Fastest Car, Most Beautiful, and Most Original Category.

 
From each Pack a total of FASTEST CAR RACERS:
3 Tigers may enter 1 car each in the FASTEST CAR category AND
3 Cubs Scouts may enter 1 car each in the FASTEST CAR category AND
2 Family Racers may enter 1 car each in the FASTEST CAR category.

From each Pack a total of MOST BEAUTIFUL:
8 Tiger Cubs may enter 1 car each in the Most Beautiful Category AND
8 Cub Scouts may enter 1 car each in the Most Beautiful Category.

From each Pack a total of MOST ORIGINAL:
8 Tiger Cubs may enter 1 car each in the Most Original Category AND
8 Cub Scouts may enter 1 car each in the Most Original Category.

Family Racers:
Each Pack may certify for competition two (2) Family Racers to compete ONLY in the FASTEST CAR category in the District Pinewood Derby. These participants will compete in a separate special Family Race. These participants may  be anyone associated with the pack, example: a Lion Cub, sibling, den chief, leader, parent, etc.

The District Pinewood Derby is
Saturday, February 3, 2018
inside Northgate Mall

Registration will begin at 9:00am and end at 10:30am.

Judging for Most Beautiful and Most Original for Tigers will start at 10:30am.

Judging for Most Beautiful and Most Original for Wolf, Bear, and Webelos will start at 11:00am.


TIME TABLE FOR RACING:

  • FIRST RACE: Tiger Fastest Car Races to begin at 11:00am. Tiger awards will follow the race.
  • SECOND RACE: Wolf, Bear, and/or Webelos Fastest Car racing to begin at 12:00pm. Awards will follow.
  • THIRD RACE: Family Entries for Fastest Car will race, once all other entrants have completed racing.

REMEMBER: A completed and signed Certification and Registration form will be needed for each participating Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Scout, and the two Family Racers as designated by each Pack.

Each participant and adult helper must sign the center part of the form. The Cubmaster Certification must be completed and signed by the Cubmaster. Both parts of this form must be completed in order to register a car at the District Pinewood Derby.

Please emphasize to your Pack families that while the main purpose of the Pinewood Derby competition is FUN for the boys and their families, it is also a rule-driven event to ensure that everything is fair. Please remember that the Pinewood Derby is NOT an adult engineering competition. Use the best equipment you can to determine weight and size. Make sure that the wheels and axles are official BSA parts and that the proper lubrication (graphite only, no oil) is used. Make sure that the paperwork is completed on each car before it comes to the District Pinewood Derby.

Click these links to view and download these important documents:

Mawat District Pinewood Derby Committee
November 2017

Fall STEM Nova Training

posted Aug 14, 2017, 4:46 PM by Tanner Lovelace

If you would like to learn more about the BSA STEM Nova Awards or get trained as a Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor, there will be STEM training on the afternoon of Saturday, September 9 Aldersgate United Methodist Church (1320 Umstead Road, Durham, NC 27712).  Signup can be done at http://www.kintera.org/autogen/home/default.asp?ievent=1174984 and the class brochure is located at http://www.ocscouts.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Fall-2017-STEM-Brochure.pdf.  For more information you can email the District STEM/Nova Chair Tanner Lovelace at clubjuggler@gmail.com.

Community Service Opportunities Website - JustServe.org

posted May 9, 2017, 9:09 AM by Anthony Campione

JustServe.org is a website where the volunteer needs of organizations may be posted and volunteers may search for places to serve in the community.

JustServe provides opportunities to relieve suffering, care for the poor and needy, and enhance the quality of life in the community. 

JustServe is not for proselytizing or publicity—it is simply a service to help link community volunteer needs with volunteers.

Neither The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints nor its website JustServe.org discriminates based on race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation to screen projects for posting or volunteers who may sign up to serve.

JustServe Community Service Guidelines:

  1. The best service opportunities are collaborative—working side by side with others in faith-based, nonprofit, community, and government organizations.

  2. Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the community and assist the poor and needy.

  3. JustServe projects should not have a political or advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented, or directly involve volunteers in fund-raising or other prohibited activities.

Please visit the website to explore opportunities and also for a complete list of prohibited activities.


Mawat and Shakori Districts Joint Camporee, April 28-30, 2017

posted Mar 16, 2017, 11:37 AM by Matt Nash   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 11:38 AM ]



Camp Campbell, Virginia.  

Hosted by Eluwak and Saponi Chapters Of the Order of the Arrow. 



Leaders guide is now available for download on the Mawat District Website, under the "Camping" Tab (https://sites.google.com/site/mawatdistrictbsa/camping  ).  

TO REGISTER: Go to the Occoneechee calendar and navigate to the date, matey!

STEM Training March 25

posted Mar 8, 2017, 9:10 AM by Tanner Lovelace   [ updated Mar 8, 2017, 9:10 AM ]

If you would like to learn more about the BSA STEM Nova Awards or get trained as a Nova Counselor or Supernova Mentor, there will be STEM training on the morning of Saturday, March 25 at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.  Signup can be done at http://tinyurl.com/mawat-stem-training

For more information you can email the District STEM/Nova Chair Tanner Lovelace at clubjuggler@gmail.com.

CANCELLED!!! Scout Cooking Contest - 11/March/2017 10am-2pm

posted Feb 22, 2017, 1:18 PM by Tanner Lovelace   [ updated Mar 7, 2017, 11:31 AM by Matt Nash ]

Unfortunately, due to the low number of pre-registrants, this event has been cancelled.

We hope to hold this event at another time in the future.

Entering Unit Service Hours - Scouting's Journey to Excellence

posted Oct 21, 2016, 10:27 AM by Anthony Campione

"Scouting's Journey to Excellence" is the BSA's council performance recognition program designed to encourage and reward success and measure the performance of our units, districts, and councils. It is meant to encourage excellence in providing a quality program at all levels of the BSA.

Reporting service hours is an important part of each Unit's Journey to Excellence!

The attached PowerPoint provides information on where to go for JTE information and how to enter service hours.

Please email Tony Campione should you have questions.  


Thanks!

Fright Fest, 10/29 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm

posted Oct 21, 2016, 9:13 AM by Jimmy Smedley


New Location for Mawat Mega Meeting - LDS Church at 3902 Berini Dr, Durham, NC 27705

posted Oct 21, 2016, 6:01 AM by Jimmy Smedley

The Mawat Mega Meeting (M3) is moving to a new location!  Beginning on Thursday, November 17, 2016, we will hold our monthly M3 meetings at the LDS Church at 3902 Berini Dr., Durham, NC, 27705.  The location is spacious, has plenty of smaller rooms to accommodate smaller breakout meetings, and the location is just minutes off of I-85.  We'll see you there, on November 17!


Merit Badge College at Duke - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

posted Oct 13, 2016, 2:33 PM by Jimmy Smedley

Registration is now OPEN for the 2016 Duke Merit Badge College being held on Saturday, November 12th.

There will be 15 Merit Badges offered with the event running from 8am-5pm (more information to come in a follow up e-mail for those who register).

Please note than an adult volunteer is needed for 2 deep leadership to teach each Merit Badge, so please sign up for that as well.

This event is completely FREE and is run by volunteers here in the Mawat District.

Please see the link below for more information and to sign up: 

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