Monday, January 7, 2013

Pack 770 Pinewood Derby Rules

Although there is no "official", complete, technical set of rules regarding pinewood derby, there are a few basic rules that all packs abide by. Generally, our pack aims to keep the pinewood experience true to the classic derby - when in doubt, alterations should not be made. You can use the instructions with the kit for a guide. Here are the rules that we use for our pack's races:

Car Dimensions
Max Car Weight  5.00 Ounces
Max Car Length  7.0 Inches
Max Car Width  2 3/4 Inches
Min Clearance between wheels  1 3/4 Inches
Under Body Clearance  3/8 Inches
Shapes, designs, and decorations of virtually any kind
Different Colored Wheels (must be official Pinewood Derby Wheels)
OK to remove seams or imperfections from wheels, without substantial alteration
Non-moving, fixed weights (must be secure)
Polished, "de-burred", nail-style, official Axles
Graphite or Teflon Dry Lubricant
Different Wood (Must use the pine block from the kit)
Wheel Alteration (boring, beveling, rounding)
Liquid Lubricant (WD40, etc)
Bearings, Washers, Springs
After-market wheels, axles, or axle-rods. May use smooth axles, but no nickle-plated, notched, or coned axles, for example.  Must use stock nail axles or similar.
Moving Parts (loose/moving weights)
Generally, cars should run on 4 wheels (intentional 3-wheeling is prohibited).

The official race scale is considered final.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it may compete. If, at registration, a car does not pass inspection, the owner will be informed of the reason for failure, and will be given time within the official weigh-in time period to make the adjustment.

After final approval, scouts may NOT touch cars between races, except to walk the car from "pit row" to the track and back after the race.  No graphite, or other fiddling during the race, unless a car becomes damaged.

During the Race

Our race will be structured as a double-elimination tournament.  The initial race order will be assigned randomly.  Once a car loses a race, he enters the "loser's bracket".  Once a 2nd race has been lost, that car will be eliminated from the tournament.

An adult will be designated as "Trackmaster", will conduct each individual race, and will have final authority over any disputes.

Each individual race will consist of 3 heats, so that each car can race on each track. The "best 2 out of 3" shall be the winner of that race.  Should the cars split the first two heats, a coin flip will determine which scout gets to choose his track for the final heat.  The youngest scout shall call heads or tails.

If a car leaves the track, that heat can be re-run once.  If the same car leaves the track again, it looses the race.  If Car A leaves the track and interferes with Car B, Car A looses the race.  The Trackmaster may declare a heat to be re-run if he determines there is a flaw with the track itself.

Semi-finals and Finals

Once the final 4 have been decided, the final contestants will have a short break to graphite and tweak their cars for the finals.

Final Race: Each car must lose twice to be eliminated.  Therefore, if the winner of the "loser's bracket" wins the final race, then the contestants must race again.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Pack 770

2012 Summer Schedule

Each scout that participates in at least one activity for each month will receive the
Summertime Activity Award on Scout Night in September.


Bike Trail Tour (Sat June 2nd)
Grab your bikes, helmets, and water bottles and get
ready to take the bike trails from Cooper Park to Alum
Creek Park and back.

Committee Meeting (Mon June 4th)
Leaders and interested parents, meet with us at Tim
Horton's at 772 South State Street at 7:30pm to plan
pack activities.

Family Camping at Alum Creek (Fri June 16th - Sun June 18th)
Join the pack for the first camping trip of the summer.

Indian Caverns Tour (Sat June 30th)
Lets go spelunking at Olentangy Indian Caverns.


Committee Meeting (Mon July 2nd)
Leaders and interested parents, meet with us at Tim
Horton's at 772 South State Street at 7:30pm to plan
pack activities.

Westerville Parade (Wed July 4th)
Show your scout pride in the Westerville Independence
Day parade and help build the pack's float.

Family Camping at Slate Run (Fri July 13th - Sun July 15th)
Camp with the pack at Slate Run Metro Park and Historical Farm.

Webelos Resident Camp (Wed July 18th - Sun July 22nd)
Webelos II that have registered will be participating in
Resident Camp.

Cub Scout Wild West Day Camp (Mon July 30th - Fri Aug 3rd)
Scouts that have registered will be participating in Day


Committee Meeting (Mon Aug 6th)
Leaders and interested parents, meet with us at Tim
Horton's at 772 South State Street at 7:30pm to plan
pack activities.

Family Camping at  Sugarbush near Blendon Woods (Fri Aug 10th - Sun Aug 12th)
Camp with the pack practically in our backyard.

Hocking Hills State Park Hiking ( Date to be determined.)
The pack will be hiking in the Hocking Hills. 

Rickenbacker Tour ( Date to be determined.) 
Tour the airbase at Rickenbacker. 


Scout Night at  Huber Ridge (Mon Sep 10th)
Meet up with the pack after a full summer of activities to
kickoff another year and introduce new scouts to the
program. Bring a friend and help the pack grow!

If you have a boy interested in joining our pack for these fun summer activities or want more information about Cub Scout Pack 770 please contact  Cubmaster, Guy Royse at
(614)425-4689 or Email at

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Cub Scout Pack 770 Camping List

This list is intended as a guide and is not all encompassing. The items on this list are mainly for the summer season and include items that must have proper adult supervision.

Ground Tarp (To place under your tent.)
Water Bottle/Canteen(s) **Additional water may be needed depending on your camping site!**
Flashlight - With extra set of batteries.
Bug Spray
Map and Compass
Rain Gear
Pocket Knife **The scout must have their whittling Chip or proper adult supervision.**
Matches or fire starting kit **Scouts must have had proper instruction on fire safety or must have adult supervision.**
First Aid Kit
Sleeping Bag/Pillow
Cookware - pots,pans,spatulas etc.
Mess Kit or some sort of re-usable lightweight plate and eating utensils.
Dish Soap
Food - The amount depends on how many days you will be camping and how well you want to eat. (If you are bringing canned food you will need a can opener.)
Trash Bags/Small Baggies
Toiletries - TP, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc.
Nylon Rope
Any Prescription Medication **Parents or guardians to monitor.**

Hiking Boots
Old pair of tennis shoes
Scout pants are recommended since they have the ability to be turned into shorts and back to long pants. These cut down on the amount of items you need to take into the field. If unavailable bring jean or khaki shorts and at least one pair of pants. 
Several pairs of clean socks. (When out in the field socks should be changed at least 3
times a day to keep your feet dry and blister free.)
Several clean T-shirts
Several clean pairs of underwear.
Towel and Wash Rag. (If showers are not available you may want to wipe yourself down with a wash rag.)
Hat and Gloves (Depending on the time of year and the expected temperature. Gloves also come in handy for carrying firewood.)
Poncho (Check the weather before you go and plan accordingly.)

Nice to have but not essential:
Folding chairs
Air mattress for under your sleeping bag.
Food Cooler
Thermal Jug Water Cooler
Hot Dog/Marshmallow Sticks
A Cot
Instant Screen Room
Battery Powered Fan
Battery Operated Lantern
Baby Wipes & Hand Sanitizer (For cleaning yourself if there are no showers.)
Rubber Mallet (For hammering in tent stakes.)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Summer Kickoff Flyer

Wild West Day Camp

Wild West Day Camp- Camp Lazarus Session 3  
07/30/2012 to 08/03/2012
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Camp LazarusMap to location
4422 Columbus Pike, Delaware

Cub Scouts Tiger- Webelos II will have the opportunity to shoot BB guns, Archery, Slingshots, fish, swim, hike,create wood projects and much more!

Cost: $65 Early Bird (by March 1) $75 Regular Fee, and $95 after May 1

  • PACK 770 PAYS $40 FOR EACH SCOUT (Therefore families pay $25/$35/$55)
  • Families pay 100% for siblings
Complete a day camp form, or Register

Please email with any questions.

Summer Camping Schedule

SLATE RUN - 7/13