Pinewood Derby 2014

Derby 2014 is in the books; and in a good way.  Congratulations to all the boys who competed and to each of the winners.

Thank you to all the counselors who ran the derby, especially the counselors and members of New Life PCA for hosting this year’s Pinewood Derby

The End is Near!

…for Pinewood Derby pre-Registration. Derby is this Sat Mar 29, and we need rosters before then.

There are a number of ways to do it:

  • Download, fill out, and email back this xlsx spreadsheet.
  • If you don’t have a recent enough version of Excel, this csv file can be opened by any spreadsheet software ever made.
  • Just type/write down your roster (first and last names, and group A/B/C/D) and send it by email (webdude@socalcadets.com), snail-mail, fax, telegram, or smoke signals.

A quick note for those giant clubs out there who are blessed to have more than 25 cadets in any group (I’m talking to you 1518, 1569). Just pretend you are two clubs and use two sheets (i.e. 1518 and 1519 etc).

Register Your Club for Pinewood!

Hey gang,

Just a reminder that we need your club’s Pinewood roster. Early is better than perfect. There are a number of ways to do it:

  • Download, fill out, and email back this xlsx spreadsheet.
  • If you don’t have a recent enough version of Excel, this csv file can be opened by any spreadsheet software ever made.
  • Just type/write down your roster (first and last names, and group A/B/C/D) and send it by email, snail-mail, fax, telegram, or smoke signals.

** Email to Craig Doty (northfield1955@gmail.com).

A quick note for those giant clubs out there who are blessed to have more than 25 cadets in any group (I’m talking to you 1518, 1531, 1569). Just pretend you are two clubs and use two sheets (i.e. 1518 and 1519 etc).

Pinewood Derby Pre-Registration

OK, Counselors,

Pinewood Derby is fast upon us, and as per our new computerized procedure, in order to have a smooth-running Derby day, we need all clubs to pre-register their cadets.

We’re going to use the same procedure and spreadsheet as last year, since it seems to be working. For the most technically advanced, please download this spreadsheet template, fill it out for your club according to the instructions inside, and send it to Reuben as before, or to this year’s official registrar, Tom Valenzuela.

For those that find the spreadsheet to be a hassle, just send an email with this information:

  • Your church name and club number
  • A list of all your cadets (first and last names, organized by group — A,B,C,D, just like Field Day)

When in doubt, add cadets to your pre-registration roster. There’s only two kinds of registration: pre-registration, and LATE registration. Extra boys pre-registered is no problem at all; but each boy that shows up on the day who is not already in the system, slows down the overall registration process a little bit. A small number of late registrants we can handle; a large number is a problem.