GITG: Race To 2010
Race to 2010 is a National BSA Centennial program that has 300 Council-Designed Pinewood Derby Cars setup as a Geocaching Travel Bug racing to the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Fort AP Hill, Virginia.
In partnership with Baker Curb Racing (a Nashville–based NASCAR team), we are launching a Race to 2010 design contest for the Middle Tennessee Council. All Scouts are encouraged to submit their car to Baker Curb Racing anytime between now and March 31. If you are a leader, please forward this message to all or your parents.
There will be two methods for submitting the cars. They can be mailed to Baker Curb Racing (565 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN 37207) or they can be dropped at the front desk of the Scout Service Center in Nashville. Cars will not be accepted in person at Baker Curb Racing. Submissions are to include the Scout Name, District Name, Unit Type-Unit Number (i.e. Troop 3, Pack 1161, Crew 200), & Leader Name. This must be attached to the bottom of the car.
The cars will be judged based on their design. Considerations will be made for how does the car’s design share the message of the Scout Centennial and if the car will be durable enough to be moved from cache to cache. A winner will be determined on Thursday, April 1st. The winning Scout will also be announced at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at the Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday, April 3rd. A special Scout package is available and can be found athttp://mtcbsa.org/CommunityEvents.html.
Those cars not selected as winners will be returned to their district. The cars will be returned to the district by their DE and will be available at Roundtable for pickup. The winning car will be become the Council’s Race to 2010 submission. Additionally, runner up cars including (Runner Up – Cub Scout Division, Runner Up – Boy Scout Division, Runner Up – Venturing Division) will be awarded a standard, unactivated travel bug tag for their owner to release their car. These unactivated travel bugs will be attached to the winning cars and returned with the cars to Roundtable.
The Middle Tennessee Council, Baker Curb Racing, and the Get in the Game! Committee are not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. The decision of the Baker Curb Racing Designers will be final. Only registered youth members may submit a car for consideration. This includes Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, and Venturing youth members. Only one car may be submitted by each youth member.
Districts and units are encouraged to consider making additional travel bugs and using one or more of the non-winning submissions to represent their district or unit. Further, registered adult leaders wishing to submit a car are encouraged instead, to make an additional unit or district travel bug.
Once travel bugs are released, they are difficult if not impossible to recover. It is important to know that the Council, District, or Unit cars that are sent out will not be returned.
If you have any questions, you may contact council program assistant Kim Wilkerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.