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Pinewood Rally 2016

16th April 2016

Pinewood Rally 2016

As in any form of motor racing there is plenty of preparation before Race Day and so it was for the 2016 Cub Scouts Pinewood Rally at Wilderness Sports Centre.

Months before the event Richard, Assistant District Commissioner for Cubs sought out materials so that all the car kits were identical. This involved visiting various DIY outlets and examining the pinewood so as to not get too many knots and sourcing the screws with a wide enough shank not to cause the wheels to rub against the main body. Then came the arduous task of putting together 300/400 kits and distributing them around the District.

So far so good. Next job was to find the right venue. Having had a few of these Cub Car events over the years the Cub section have found that the best venue is the Sports centre at Wilderness, but being surrounded by building works and reduced parking facilities would this be available and could the Cubs Section afford it. Luckily these problems were overcome and the venue booked.

Now not wanting to reinvent the wheel Richard got together with Ali Miller, who has been involved before and got down to working out the running procedure for the day.

Okay, so now the cubs and their appropriate adult could start on the BIG BUILD.

Almost every pack had participants take part. Some packs sent the kits home for the cubs and parents to work on some started the process at their weekly meeting getting the cubs to design the cars and some brought the cars back to the meetings for the final touches.

This year the competition included a race for all comers and several Beavers and some adults entered this with much enthusiasm.

Whichever way the cars were made or designed it was obvious that there were a lot of proud and nervous Mums and Dads (mainly Dads) on the scene with some of the cars being ‘garaged’ after every race to keep them in tip top all comers and several Beavers and some adults entered this with much enthusiasm.

Whichever way the cars were made or designed it was obvious that there were a lot of proud and nervous Mums and Dads (mainly Dads) on the scene with some of the cars being ‘garaged’ after every race to keep them in tip top condition

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