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Space Derby 2019!

10! 9! 8! 7! 6! 5! 4! 3! 2! 1! GO!! It’s Pack 608’s first ever Space Derby!

The field of entrants!

And they’re off!

Who’s going to win this one?

Our Scouts did a fantastic job building their rockets and so did our adult volunteers, who built both hardware and software to handle accurate refueling (winding the rubber bands) and time tracking. It’s efforts like this that end up creating fun and memorable events for our scouts.

We’ve already got some plans for next year’s derby! See you then and see you all at our next pack meeting on Monday the 28th!

Pack 608 at the Pumpkin Patch!

It was a muddy day out at the Vancouver Pumpkin Patch for the pack’s annual trip (which earns a segment patch for all the scouts in attendance)…

And while we trudged our way through the muddy fields to find our pumpkins…

…it was still a pretty fun time, or maybe an adventure… for all of the scouts who came out today, got mud up to their knees, needed help getting pulled out of the mud, and found their future jack-o-lantern.

Note to self: Next year get some decent rain boots!

Reminder: 10/21 is Space Derby at 7pm at Chinook, no rain boots required!

Space Derby is coming!

And we’ve got a whole lot more coming up… here’s an update sent to all the families via email last night!

Greetings Pack 608 families!

We have a lot of events happening this month. One of those is a new event for Pack 608, the Space Derby. The 608 Space Engineering Team has been hard at work building the Space Track. There have been power tools, infrared lights, v-belts, moment arms, Arduinos, winders, springs, and downward force, not to mention some VERY stretchy fishing line. Trust me, it’s all been very technical. All we need now are astronauts and their rockets.

Remember to bring your rocket to the meeting on 10/21. We will start registering pilots at 6:45. We will try to start racing by 7:15, so be sure to arrive in time to register. Once the race brackets are created and the heats start, new racers can’t be added.  

Don’t miss our inaugural Space Derby!

Cheers,
Chris Hemphill

Upcoming Events:
10/19 Troop 479 Trooperee for Webelos and AOL at Camp Hope
10/20 Vancouver Pumpkin Patch 
10/21 Space Derby
10/25 Trunk or Treat at Chinook Elementary Fall Festival
10/26 Cub Scout Stampede at Camp Lewis
10/28 Pack meeting and costume contest
11/09 Veteran’s Day Parade

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