2015 Pinewood Derby Results

Hello Everyone,

      I want to thank you all for a very successful pinewood derby this year. Attached are the overall standings in the Pack, standings by Den, and results of every race.  Also included are PDFs of individual car, and the lane statistics.

The MPH is scaled based on 1 inch = 25 inches, if you want to know a closer to actual MPH for the car divide the MPH by 25.
Thank you again everyone for a great race! 

And If you are available, come cheer on our Pack at the district race -

Saturday, April 18th, 2014 - Racing begins at 1:00PM
St. John of Rochester School Gym
8 Wickford Way, Fairport


2015 Pinewood Derby Cars

2015 Pinewood Derby Cars

Are you ready for the Pinewood Derby?

Just a reminder: race day is coming up next Tuesday, and weigh ins are this weekend. Make sure your scouts are putting the final touches on their cars. Cars with wet paint or glue can't be accepted at weigh in. More details are available here.

Weigh in:  Sunday February 22nd, Room 101 – Spiegel Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford, NY, 14534

1:15 – 2:45pm            Tiger and Wolf

2:30 – 3:30pm            Bear

3:30 – 4:30pm            Webelos I and Webelos II

RACE DAY!!! (Pack meeting):  Tuesday February 24th, 6:30pm MCE Cafeteria

Pack 341 Winter Campout Reminder

Hello Pack Families,

As most of you know, we are looking forward to the Pack 341 Winter Campout at the end of January.

The dates are January 30-February 1.

As discussed at the meeting, it will be cabin camping at Camp Cutler, ad scouts can attend one night (Friday or Saturday) or both nights or just come for the day- whatever works for your family!

Once you are ready to sign up for this event, please email Kevin Halpin, the event organizer at  khalpin73@rochester.rr.com

When you email, please indicate the total youth and adults attending, if you would be coming for one night (and specify which one), both nights, or just for the daytime activities Saturday.

Once we have a headcount, we can update on exact costs (which will essentially be the cost of the meals).

There will be more information about this event and also winter camping skills training for the boys (and adults who need them) at the next Pack meeting on 1/20.

Hope to see you there!

Mike Scharf

2014-2015 Pack 341 Pinewood Derby

Speed Clinic (Pack meeting): Tuesday February 3rd, 7:00pm MCE Cafeteria

Weigh in:  Sunday February 22nd, Room 101 – Spiegel Community Center, 35 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford, NY, 14534

1:15 – 2:45pm            Tiger and Wolf

2:30 – 3:30pm            Bear

3:30 – 4:30pm            Webelos I and Webelos II

RACE DAY!!! (Pack meeting):  Tuesday February 24th, 6:30pm MCE Cafeteria

This year everyone MUST weigh in on Sunday.  We will have work stations for minor weight adjustments, i.e. moving or attaching weight with a screw or super glue.   Cars with major weight adjustments will be sent home for correction and will need to be reweighed on the Monday February 23rd 6:00-8:00pm, Room 101 – Spiegel Community Center.

Rules and Car Specifications

The Official Seneca Waterways Council Pinewood Derby Rules have changed this year and will be followed by our pack.  Please download and carefully review the rules PDF from the link below before building your car –


A helpful summary of some of this information is included here.

Cookie Packing, 2014!

Hello Pack 341 Families,

Our next Pack meeting will be on Tuesday, December 16 at 7pm in MCE Cafeteria.

It will be our annual Pack service project where we make holiday cookie packages for families in need.

Please bring 2 dozen cookies (homemade or store bought are fine).

We will also have presentations from the council on summer camp and the annual Friends of Scouting presentation (for parents while boys are packing cookies).

Hope to see you there!


Some Reminders for this weekend's Naval Yard Overnight

A few quick reminders for those that have already signed up for the Naval Yard trip this weekend.

Driving directions are here. Parking is available at the end of Marine Dr. across Erie Street. Lots of information about the overnight can be found here, including:

  • What to Bring
  • What Not to Bring
  • Procedures for the mandatory fire drill
  • Code of Conduct

Additionally, everyone attending must bring a filled out copy of their insurance card and the BSA medical form (parts A and B) for both adults and children (don't forget the siblings!). This is the same form needed for other BSA activities like Camp Cutler, so keep a copy. Also, bring some weather appropriate apparel because there are some activities out on deck.

Plan to arrive around 16:00 (4pm) on Saturday. The itinerary is linked. We are free for self-guided tours at 08:30 on Sunday. We need to have our gear stowed in our cars by 10:00, but we can stay as long as we like.


Challenge Trophy Camporee

Saturday October 18th,  at Camp Babcock-Hovey(Ovid, NY).  This is a huge event, and everyone I talked to says it is AWESOME.  The event is a weekend camp out for the Boy Scouts and a day event for the Cub Scouts.   

Here is the overview - "CUBS: – Of all ages. Bring your entire family with you on a Day Pass!

Program events are available for cubs of all ages. Parents and siblings may attend as well and enjoy all the CTC has to offer. A Day Pass allows the youth to participate in the 550 events providing the individual event is “age appropriate”.  Day Pass Patches include the large 16th CTC Patch and an Oval Day Pass Patch with a button loop.

Cubs are eligible to earn Program Patches as per the Event Card requirements. The 7 Program patches are included in the Day Pass Fee and can be earned by Day Pass attendees are shown below. Each person can get up to 9 total patches on a Day Pass.

The Day Pass registration fee includes a Pizza lunch at the Dining Hall at noon."

The cost for day pass is  $15.    There will be over 600 different activities to choose from and will be a lot of fun for the boys, they are expecting 1800 attendants.  There will be a number of other patches available for the boys to earn and trade.  Here is the link from the council -http://www.senecawaterways.org/events/16th-annual-challenge-trophy-camporee/  and this is the unofficial - Official web site - http://challengetrophycamporee.org/ and facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ChallengeTrophyCamporee

Jonathan Ziehl

Assistant Cubmaster


October 8th Pack Meeting - Live Wire Presentation

Hello Pack Families,

This is a reminder of the Pack meeting this Wednesday, October 8, from 6:45-8pm at RG&E (1300 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY).

It promises to be an electrifying presentation.

Please arrive promptly at 6:45.  Class A uniforms required.

There is no other activities/elements of the meeting besides the presentation, but Pack Leaders will be accepting:

1. Dues

2. Any popcorn money collected

3. Payments for the Navy Yard trip.

If you have already paid dues (or if you haven't yet, but will on Wednesday) and have not yet received the neckerchief, slide, or book, please let me know and I will be sure to bring them.

Your friend in Scouting,