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Troop/Pack 706 Pinewood Derby Workshop: January 11, 2020

November 20, 2019

Every year our Troop/Pack 706 hosts a Pinewood Derby Workshop where families can painlessly complete the main work (cutting, sanding, weighing) on their Scout’s Pinewood Derby car in about 30 minutes.  This year it is on Saturday, January 11, 2020.  We do about 450+ cars each year from the district and people really appreciate the service.

Annual Pinewood Derby Workshop – January 11, 2020

WHAT: Annual Pinewood Derby Workshop hosted by Troop and Pack 706.  This is an opportunity to complete the major tasks of building your pinewood derby car!
WHEN: Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 8:20am to 4:20pm at Our Lady of Mercy School, 9200 Kentsdale Drive in Potomac.
REGISTER: New convenient way to sign-up!  This year, individuals or whole Packs can register and pay to attend the workshop anytime they want via signupgenius!
COST: $15 per car + signupgenius fee
SERVICES: We provide a complete woodworking shop with stations staffed in a dust-controlled environment:

  • safety briefing for do’s and don’ts
  • car design station with many car templates
  • cutting station for basic shape cutting operated our experienced staff (6 band saws)
  • sanding station with multiple size sanders (6 belt sanders)
  • drilling station to make holes for lead weights (8 drill presses)
  • weigh station with precision scales to achieve the critical 5 oz. maximum
  • NEW – wheel station to perfectly drill and align all 4 car axles
BRING: DON’T FORGET YOUR CAR KIT!  A limited number of kits will be for sale for $7.
CONTACT: Ralph Fairbanks at