McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local News

January 9, 2013

It’s Pinewood Derby time.

McALESTER — It’s Pinewood Derby time.

This year, the Pinewood Derby will be Feb. 23 at St. John’s Catholic Church at 300 E. Washington Ave., in McAlester, according to Bob Masters, district manager for the Boy Scouts’ OkiTuli District.

The Pinewood Derby is an annual Cub Scouts event that involves the making of a small wooden model car from an official pinewood block. There are special dimensions and rules that must be followed and weight restrictions for the car.

After the cars are built, the Cubs race the cars in a competition called the Pinewood Derby where the gravity powered cars are sent down a specially made track.

From now until the end of February, those who want to participate can visit Lowe’s in McAlester for a Pinewood Derby workshop, according to Masters.

He said Lowe’s in McAlester will sponsor a free Pinewood Derby Workshop every other Saturday starting this week, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Although the derby is designed for Cub Scouts, Masters said anyone can participate.

“We have different divisions for the Scouts, and then we have a divisions for girls and adults.”

The dates for the Lowe’s workshops are Jan. 5, Jan. 19, Feb. 2 and Feb. 16. Pinewood Derby car kits will be available at Lowe’s for $5.

Masters said more details on the Pinewood Derby would be coming soon once they are finalized.

For more information, contact Masters at 918-424-1975.

For more on this story, see the print or electronic editions of the McAlester News-Capital. Click here for print edition home delivery or click here to see the Smart Edition for your computer, tablet, e-reader or smartphone.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' Obama to Oso: We'll Be Here As Long As It Takes Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs
NDN Video
Viral: It's Not Pitbull - It's Amy Poehler! Stephen Colbert Tells David Letterman His Plan for 'Late Show' Recycling Highlights for Earth Day Peeps Launched into Outer Space NYPD's Twitter Request For Photos Backfires New HBO Go Commercials Capture Awkward Family TV Watching Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Rise of the Milkbots Jenna Dewan-Tatum Strips Down TRENDING: Brian Williams Raps 'Gin and Juice' on ‘Tonight Show’ Middle School heroes rescue students from burning bus WHOPPER OF FISHING STORY: Florida man catches massive Mako shark Maks Chmerkovskiy's "DWTS" Meltdown The many faces of Mike Woodson Ape Builds A Fire And Toasts Marshmallows In Amazing BBC Video Manchester Utd sack manager David Moyes "RHOA's" Dramatic Brawl High school, College Drug Ring Busted In Montgomery County High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Raw: Keflezighi, Jeptoo Win Boston Marathon
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.