2017 Pinewood Derby Details

The 2017 Pinewood Derby will soon be upon us. Below are some details about the event and associated activities:

Friday, January 27th, 7-9pm – Track Setup and Registration (Milford First United Methodist Church): Friday night will be for track set up and car inspection/ registration. We are following a little departure this year, as all cars will be impounded Friday evening after the weigh in. If you are not able to bring your son’s car for inspection Friday night, please notify your den leader.

Saturday, January 28rd, 9am-12pm – Pinewood Derby (Milford First United Methodist Church): Racing will begin promptly at 9am, so plan to arrive between 8:30 and 8:45am. We will have activities for scouts and siblings, and the Boy Scout troop will be selling refreshments during the event.

We are working on scheduling a Tuning Night at Boyd prior to the event. Watch out for another email about that.

We are looking for parent volunteers to help out with different areas of the event:

  • Track setup and tear down
  • Food sales
  • Activities
  • Race pit crew

Please click here to sign up via Sign Up Genius. We will also send out an email to sign up.


Pinewood Derby Rules and Standards

Below are some useful links for our Pack’s Rules for the Pinewood Derby:

Pinewood Derby Rules

Pinewood Derby Standards


2017 Pinewood Derby

It’s almost time for the annual Pinewood Derby. We will be holding the event on Saturday, January 28th at the Milford First United Methodist Church at 8am. We will send out a detailed email (and also post here) with details about the pre-race weigh-in, track setup, and the event itself.

Be sure to join the Pack Facebook group to stay up to date with event details!


2016 Fall Campout


What:        Fall Campout (Tent camping on the air force base)
When:       Nov 18th- Nov 20th
Where:      Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Times:       6:30pm Friday through Sunday 10am
Costs:       $20 per person (Price Includes All Meals)
  • Museum Visit (world’s largest military aviation museum)
  • Build an airplane and see who can fly the farthest, but watch out because ground gunners (friendly scouts) are trying to knock you out of the sky
  • Enjoy scout time around the camp fire

Remember, if you have not paid Bari, please send him a check ASAP.

Below are some helpful documents:






New Pack Facebook Group

Hi everyone! We are excited to start out the new year of Scouting!


We have created a new Pack Facebook Group to replace our current Facebook Page. Switching to a group will allow us to restrict access to parents so we can share pictures of the Scouts and events without privacy concerns.


Please visit the new group to send a request to join. Once approved, you will be able to post and share pictures with the rest of the parents.




2016 Spring Campout


What would you do if you had to survive in the wilderness…

…Could you start a file with sticks

…Could you build an emergency shelter

…Could you find water to survive

Join pack 415 during our Spring campout on April 22nd-April24th to find out if you have what it takes to survive.

We are camping at Camp Michaels, a 675-acre camp located in Union, Kentucky. This beautiful camp offers primitive outdoor facilities for those that love to camp.

Location:   Camp Michaels

Address:   3486 Hathaway Road, Union, Kentucky, 41091

Dates:       April 22nd-24th, 2016

Times:       6:30pm Friday through Sunday 10am

Costs:       $20 per person (Price Includes All Meals)

Contact Bari Watckins with questions or last minute sign ups.


2016 Blue and Gold Banquet


You and your family are cordially invited to the 2016 Pack 415 Blue and Gold Banquet.

Date:  Saturday February 20th
Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm
Place: Milford First United Methodist Great Hall

An evening of fun and festivities for all, we begin promptly at 5:00pm and your evening will include the following:

  • Balloon Twisting by Rachel
  • 2016 Summer Camp Presentation
  • Pack Leader Recognition
  • Dinner complements of Pack 415
  • Den 1
    • Arrow of Light Recognition and Crossover Ceremony
  • Cake
  • Juggling Show

Please RSVP your name and head count to scoutmom0107@gmail.com by Wednesday February 18th.


January Pack Hike


Our monthly pack hike is coming up this Sunday, January 31. The weather is supposed to be great, so we hope you can join us.


  • Sunday, January 31 at 3pm


  • Sharon Woods
  • 11450 Lebanon Rd
  • Sharonville, OH 45241
  • Meet at the Sharon Centre!

Note that entrance to the park requires a Hamilton County Parks pass. These can be purchased at the ranger station at the entrance.


More Pinewood Derby News (Update)

Update: Please see the new date for the derby!

Hi everyone,
The holidays are over and now it’s time for the real excitement of winter: Pack 415’s Pinewood Derby. Here are the pertinent details.

Tuesday, January 19th, 7-8pm will be the official weigh in at Boyd E. Smith Elementary. This is an opportunity to check the boys’ cars and do some final tuning before the event on Saturday. There is no need to attend for the entire evening, but please stop in and weigh the car if at all possible, as it will make Saturday morning run more smoothly.

Saturday, January 30th, 8am-12pm is the Pinewood Derby at the Milford First United Methodist Church. The first hour will be inspection for the cars and the races will begin promptly at 9am. Cars must be inspected by 9am to complete, so be on time!

We are looking for any adult volunteers able to help set up Friday, January 22nd at 8pm at Milford First United Methodist Church. We will also need a few volunteers the morning of the race to help coordinate. Please let Chris Hayslett (chayslett84@gmail.com) know if you are able to help out.

Below are some links to helpful resources for building the cars:


The Pinewood Derby is Coming!

With a little holiday time away from school, it’s a great time to start working with your boy on their Pinewood Derby car. Our pack will be holding the Derby on Saturday, January 23.

Be sure to check out http://www.pinewoodderby.org/ for official rules and inspiration!

More details around our event to come in the new year.