Pinewood Derby! | Sat, Jan 26th | 8:15-11:30am | Holy Family High School – Victoria

Pack 303 Pinewood Derby Race at Holy Family High School in VictoriaPinewood220x220

Saturday, January 26th, 2019  |  8:15-11:30am

          Race Day Schedule:

  • Rank                    Check In              Race     
    Webelos II            8:15am                8:30am
    Webelos               8:40                     8:55
    Bear                     9:05                    9:20
    Wolf                     9:30                    9:45
    Tiger                    9:55                    10:10
    Lion                     10:20                   10:35
    Pack Finals!                                     11:00
  • Lake Minnetonka District Rules we follow should be posted at the following link>> 2019PinewoodDerbyRules
  • Cars are allowed to use graphite or oil-based lubricants.
  • If you use graphite please note the application of extra graphite is not allowed the school building.  Please apply any graphite prior to coming to the school.
  • Oil-based lubricants include products such as Krytox 100 and Nyoil.  Please use only a very small amount, application tips can be found online.
  • Awards will be presented following each race. Please go to the awards table following the end of your race.
  • The scale at the check-in table will be the official scale. When the car is ready, the Scout can bring it to the official table for check in and decide by the weight whether it is ready. Once the car has been checked in, it will no longer be available to the racer for adjustments.
  • There should be a practice track setup by Pack 330 at Holy Family High School on Saturday, January 19th from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm for any Scout wishing to test his car. There should be a scale and tools to help prepare the cars.
  • Top 2 finishers from each rank advance to the Pack Finals at 11am.
  • Top 3 finishers from each rank are encouraged to attend District finals in March. Link to District Finals Page
  • If you would like assistance building a car (tools, tips, etc) a pack leader can help.
  • Contacts: Kevin Walsh, George Reisdorf, Brian Edds



Base Camp Indoor Rock Climbing & Archery | Jan 13th 2:00pm – 4:30 pm

January Pack Meeting- Indoor Rock Climbing & ArcherySONY DSC

Sunday January 13, 2019 2:00-4:30 p.m.

BSA BaseCamp at Fort Snelling

  • Indoor Rock Climbing- Staff and Parents will belay participants.  Harnesses and helmets are provided.  Climbing wall modeled after St. Croix River bluffs near Taylors Falls.
  • Indoor Archery Range!
  • Lion scouts are welcome to attend at the discretion of their adult partners.  Basecamp policy does state that archery and rock climbing minimum age is Kindergarten, so if you feel your scout is ready for these activities please attend!
  • Siblings welcome, access to activities may be limited based on number attending.  Minimum age to participate is Kindergarten and waiver form must be completed.
  • Scouts should wear their uniform or a scouting T-shirt.  CLOSED TOED SHOES also required to participate in rock climbing.
  • Please print, read, sign and bring waiver form for the participating scouts.   You can also complete this form at Basecamp the day of the event, there will be plenty of copies there as well.
  • Contacts: George Reisdorf, Brian Edds


Location: Base Camp is conveniently located off of Highway 55 and Bloomington Road in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, 1/3 of a mile from the Fort Snelling Light Rail station.
Base Camp
201 Bloomington Road
Fort Snelling, Minnesota


Other Upcoming Events!

Pack Events:

  • Feb 1o | Ice Fishing | 2pm – 4pm
  • Feb 24 | Blue & Gold Banquet | 2pm – 4pm

Monthly Leader/Parent Planning Meetings at Chanhassen American Legion:

  • Jan 10th  |  Thursday  7pm
  • Feb 7th  |  Thursday  7pm

Council & District Events

  • 1st Thursday every month (during school year)   |  7pm  |  District Roundtable  |  Mtka Community Ctr/other (check District website)