Sat, Mar 02|
Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church
2019 PowderPuff Derby Workshop - March 2
Design workshop to help Girl scout get a car ready for the Powderpuff Derby
Time & Location
Mar 02, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church, 17 Greenwich Church Rd, Stewartsville, NJ 08886, USA
About The Event
Girl scout Troop #92410 is hosting a workshop to help our service unit build cars for the PowderPuff derby on March 10. Girls will be encouraged to design a space-themed car, which will be cut out and shaped. They can then paint, decorate, and learn how to install their wheels. Snack and water included.
Basic Guidelines for PowderPuff Derby Car Design
The possibilities are endless when it comes to picking a shape for your PowderPuff Derby car. Before you begin, consider the following general guidelines:
- Avoid designs with a pointed nose. A pointed nose will make it difficult for your PowderPuff Derby car to rest on the pin at the starting gate. It may also cause your PowderPuff Derby car to get bumped around when the pin drops.
- Leave enough wood in the rear of the PowderPuff Derby car so you can place additional weight there. You will end up placing most of the weight in the rear of the PowderPuff Derby car.
- Make the maximum weight. Your car should weigh as much as it’s allowed. In most races, a PowderPuff Derby car’s weight is limited to 5 ounces. If your car weighs less than that, add coins or other weights.
- Be sure that it is very clear which end of your PowderPuff Derby car is the front and which end is the back. In many races, the race officials —- not you -— will actually place each PowderPuff Derby car on the track. Sometimes the officials put the PowderPuff Derby car on the track backward because they can’t tell which end is which.
- Choose a design that allows the air to move over and around the PowderPuff Derby car body in a smooth manner. PowderPuff Derby cars with aerodynamic profiles go faster.
Attendee (Car included)
Price per child attending workshop. Car is included, as well as snack & water.