Archive for February, 2010

Pinewood Derby District Race

Our outpost and sectional races have been big successes!  Come to the state-wide District Race on March 20th, 2010 @

Casa Grande First Assembly of God
501 E. Kortsen
Casa Grande, AZ 85222
Registration 8:00 – 9:00 AM

Cost: $5 per car (limit one car per person, per category)

All cars can race – not just the winners.

District Pinewood Derby 2010

February 22, 2010 at 10:43 am Leave a comment

Pinewood Derby Sectional Race

March 6, 2010 – right here at Phoenix First!  Registration is from 8a to 9a and the first race is at 8:30.  We expect to race until about 1p but we will try to make it go faster.

In addition to the regular racing categories – there are new awards for Best Craftsmanship, Most Original, Most Patriotic and Best Royal Ranger Representation.  There is also a new Best FCF Representation as well.

It is going to be a great day of racing.  Check out the flyer and join us on the 6th.  CVS Pinewood Derby Packet ’10

Check out the video Max H made from our Outpost Derby!

February 18, 2010 at 12:26 pm 2 comments

Pinewood Derby Workshop and Race this Saturday!

Join us Saturday 2/13/10 at the Phoenix First Assembly Children’s Pavilion for a day full of Pinewood derby fun.

  • 9am Pinewood Derby workshop.  Finish up your car for the outpost race or start a new one for the Sectional race.
  • 1pm Outpost Pinewood Derby Race.  Bring your finished cars and race!

We will have tools, weight, graphite and paint available for the workshop.  It is always a great time to finish up a car and learn some tricks of the trade.

Win cool medals – even trophies – at the Outpost Race starting at 1pm.  We will start checking cars in starting at 12:30 and hope to be racing by 1:15.

Join us for a great day.

Pinewood Derby Rules 2010

Pinewood Derby 2010 Outpost Flyer

February 10, 2010 at 6:08 pm 1 comment

Pastor’s School Resources

Here are the Pastor’s School Resources we talked about.  Blessings!

  • Plans for the air cannon
    • One easy option Don’t like their idea for the bicycle valve (we went to a car parts store and bought a tire valve)
    • Video of some guys making one
    • We took the best ideas – visited Home Depot – and patched one together.  We didn’t bother with the wiring because it was going to be a one-time shot…  just unscrewed the solenoid.  We’ll take some pictures for ya or answer any questions after you check out the above.
  • Plans for the paper gun…  we came up with this on our own.  Simple.  (Video soon)
    • Supplies:  Gas leaf blower, Duct tape, 1 wire coat-hanger, 1 jumbo roll of crepe paper (300-500ft)
    • Cut the wire coat-hanger into an 18″ length
    • Put the roll on the wire and bend the wire into a U.
    • Duct tape the wire U onto the end of the leaf blower with the roll of paper hanging in front of the air stream – AND with the unwinding end of the roll closest to the blower.
    • It is helpful to bend the wire up slightly so that the air stream hits the bottom of the roll.
    • Unroll a few feet of the paper and fire up the blower. Mayhem ensues.
  • Plans for the marshmallow shooter
  • List of tools for Digital Rangers
  • Seek & Save 2009 – Taking Rangers to the iPod Generation

If you need something else – or if we can help – please let us know!

February 2, 2010 at 5:19 pm Leave a comment

Pastor’s School is awesome!

So far, we’ve covered the pastors in army parachute men, puff balls, crepe paper & tiny marshmallows.  What is going to happen next?

Head to church tonight (2/2) for the special presentation and then tomorrow for a praise party you won’t want to miss.

February 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment


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