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Pinewood Derby 2015

From a rectangular piece of pine, Scouts work with parents to shape, sand, paint and decorate a race car. The Pack gathers in February for the Pinewood Derby, where all Scouts race their cars on a special track owned by the Pack. Scouts compete for speed or design, with typically five design categories to choose from.  Our Pinewood Derby is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, 2015 and will be held in the auditorium where we meet for Pack meetings.

Winners get to race at the Timucua District Pinewood Derby.  Follow the links below for more information:

For many Scouts, this is their favorite event of the year!

Need some ideas for your derby car?  Check out the Official Pinewood Derby Website!

Check back closer to time for the District Derby rules for 2015!

Winterfest 2014

Winter Festival will take place following an abbreviated Pack meeting on December 15th.  This event is a seasonal celebration with a special guest appearance followed by dessert.

Hillsborough River State Park Campout and Fort Foster Candlelight Experience

Hillsborough River State Park Campout and Fort Foster Candlelight Experience

When: December 12th - 14th
Where: Hillsborough River State Park
Cost: none

This is a Pack campout you won't want to miss!  We will be camping Friday evening Dec 12th through Sunday morning Dec 14th at one of the Hillsborough River State Park youth camping sites.  You can not only look forward to an exciting activities agenda, smores and service projects, but we will also attend the Fort Foster Candlelight Experience.

Excerpt from FloridaStateParks.org:

"Fort Foster Historic Site brings the holiday season on the Florida Frontier to life! Visitors follow a lantern-lit trail through the military fort and Seminole camp. Along the way, guests will encounter musicians, living history scenarios, and refreshments. A battle reenactment on Friday, December 12th, and Saturday, December 13th, will take place after 8:00 pm. Come witness the drama as the Seminoles attempt to burn the bridge crossing the Hillsborough River, while soldiers and militiamen will try to defend it. This living history program will truly take you back in time.

The Fort Foster State Historic Site is located adjacent to Hillsborough River State Park on U.S. 301 North, 9 miles north of Fowler Avenue and 6 miles south of Zephyrhills."

If you have never visited Fort Foster, it is a reconstruction of the Fort from the Second Seminole War, located across the street from Hillsborough River State Park.  Its initial construction, to protect the ford across the Hillsborough River along the Fort King Military Road, was only three months after the ambush upon Major Dade's troops at Dade Battlefield.  The Candlelight Experience will prove to be a fun and educational way to revisit an important time in Florida's history.

Informational Pack Meeting

The Informational Pack Meeting is the first Pack Meeting of the scout year.

Our Informational Pack Meeting for the 2014-2015 year is scheduled for August 25th, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM and will be held at the Bay Life Church Student Center, 1017 Kingsway Rd, Brandon, FL 33510.

Blue and Gold Banquet

The Blue and Gold Banquet takes place following the Pinewood Derby on February 14, 2015. This is a celebration of the birthday of Scouting where families in the Pack gather for a sit down meal, a cake dessert, fun and fellowship.

Scouts should be dressed in their Class A uniforms.  Adults and siblings may dress casually.

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