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2023 – Pinewood Derby FLOW

Car Building Clinic -–

January 21, 2023:  9am – 12pm Dircksen Basement

Come have your car designed and cut by experts near the field! Chat about race strategies and tactics, all needed to ensure a amazing time for the Scouts!

Don’t forget to bring your car kits!

(300 E College Ave, Westerville, OH 43081)

What an amazing turnout, and success! Thanks to all the leaders!

— Pre-Race & Race Day –-

(pre-race) February 3th, 2023

Car Check-In/Registration – February 3th, 2023: 5pm – 7pm

To avoid long lines on race day, we will be checking in cars early – on Friday Febrary 3rd between 5pm – 7pm at Heritage.

(Race Day) February 4th, 2023

When: Saturday, 10am – 2pm

  • Outlaw race and design voting 10am – 11:30am

Where: Room 230 at the Heritage Christian church

Car Registration number will be used during anonymous voting for the best design and computer tracking for race results. Car must display registration number on the front.

We need your help!
Please help us make this year’s Pinewood Derby a success!

Race Rules
Please note that the axles, wheels, and car body must be made from the standard BSA kit provided to scouts. Also, your car must weigh 5.0 ounces or less. See the pack website for the full list of rules.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out. See you Saturday!

Yours in Scouting,
Joe Hohman & The 2023 PWD Team

Upcoming events & Announcements

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Hi Pack 197,

I hope your Winter Break is off to a great start! Thanks for joining us at the Pack meeting last Tuesday, and thank you for all of the delicious cookies and treats you shared! I hope your kids had a great time and learned something about another culture. I also hope you were able to get them to sleep without too much trouble after all those sweets.


For your reference, below is an email version of the announcements I included on the take-home sheet. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

📣 Pack Announcements on GroupMe
Please open the link below to join the Pack 197 Announcements group on the GroupMe app.

🙋‍♀️ Pack Committee Meeting – December 19
All parents are encouraged to attend our monthly committee meetings. The meeting will be held this Tomorrow at the Genoa Twp. Police Station from 6:30 to 8 PM.

🚫 No Den Meetings – December 20 – January 3
Due to the holidays, we are not having any den meetings until January 10th.

⚜️ Den Leader Meeting – January 3
All den leaders, assistant den leaders, and any parents interested in helping with den leadership, please join us from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Heritage.

🌲 Pack Hike @ Sharon Woods – January 14

🚘 Pack Meeting @ OSU C.A.R. – January 31
Space at the OSU Center for Automotive Research is limited to 70 people, so we will be sending out an RSVP sheet so we can ensure not to exceed the limit. (I’m waiting until closer to the event to send out the sign-up sheet so I can get as accurate a count as possible.)

🏎 Pinewood Derby
Car Building Clinic & Outlaw Race: Dates TBA
Car Check-In & Registration: Friday, February 3, 5-7 PM
Race Day: Saturday, February 4, 11 AM – 2 PM
Design Categories: Cars, Scouting, Characters, Sports, Unique
Volunteers Needed: Click here for volunteer opportunities.

🌲 Pack Hike @ Glacier Ridge – February 14

🎉 Blue & Gold Banquet – Sunday, February 26
Save the date for our Pack’s Blue & Gold Banquet at Camp Lazarus (tentatively 5-7 PM)! We are in need of several additional volunteers for this event. Please contact Nathan Ericson ( if you are able to help!

We’re forming a team to plan that event right now. If you’re able to help, just reply and let me know.

I also wanted to mention that we’re planning a fun end-of-the-Scouting-year event in May which will take the place of our typical Blue & Gold banquet. More details on that to come!

Yours in Scouting,
Joe Hohman
Pack 197

Check out the calendar

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