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Cub Scout Neckerchief Slide Idea for Pinewood Derby

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A few weeks ago, I posted this over on my Facebook page, and now it's time to reveal what we made!

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I searched for Cub Scout neckerchief slide ideas for our Pinewood Derby, and Alpine District Cub Scouts had this awesome one!  If you haven't checked out their website, you need to.  They have lots of wonderful ideas.

Unfortunately, I procrastinated about ordering the checkered flag toothpicks online, and I knew they wouldn't arrive in time.  I thought, “No worries.  I'll find them locally.”  I called around to all the party supply and craft stores in our city, but no one had them!

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So, I asked my local Facebook friends if they had any ideas.  I had totally forgotten that my neighbor, Melissa's business is making party favors and decor.  She wrote back that she could supply the paper for the flags, but she wouldn't have time to assemble them.  So, I was able to get 100 little slips of paper for $8.

Rather than assemble the flags prior to our Pinewood Derby, I decided to have the boys do that.  I bought a box of toothpicks and a few glue sticks.  All the boys had to do was apply the glue and wrap the paper around the toothpick.

For the tires, I got a piece of foam pipe insulator and cut it with scissors into pieces that were about 1/2″ to 3/4″.  The foam insulator that I purchased was 6′ long, so there were plenty of slides!  When you're buying your insulator, make sure that it's closed rather than split.

The boys simply poke the flags into their “tires,” and they have a cool Pinewood Derby neckerchief slide!

Does your pack make neckerchief slides?  What has been the most popular one the boys have made?

Yours in Scouting,

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