Scouting and Newton's Attic


    • Pinewood Derby Car Builds

    When:  Sunday, January 26th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. or . . . 

                  Sunday, February 2nd, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.

    Registration Required: So that we can staff appropriately, please register to let us know when you will be coming and how many children you will be bringing. Please see details below BEFORE registering.

    Who: Scouts preparing for the Pinewood Derby Car races, their families and several Newton’s Attic Eagle Scouts and staff to assist you. Non-Scouts welcome, too!

    Where: 4974 Old Versailles Road in Lexington. From Lexington, take Versailles Road toward the airport and go 1.6 miles past Man O War (at the airport) to a left onto Old Versailles Road. We are your first left, just before the Carpet Barn in the olive green building in the gravel lot. Map & Directions.

    Cost: $20 for the first child and $15 each for additional sibling in the same family. We accept cash (preferred), checks or credit cards.

    Time: Stay as long as you need to starting at the time you register for. Plan to work an hour to two hours depending on the complexity of your car and if you plan to just cut or also sand,  paint and put on weights and wheels.

    What You Need: You will need to bring your own car kit and weights. You can purchase weights (and many other parts) at Hobby Town in Woodhill, Michael's and Walmart (open Sundays) or at Hobby Lobby (NOT open Sundays). We will provide paint and brushes but only the spare paint we already have, so if you want a certain color, please bring it. 

    What we have: Newton’s Attic will provide a workshop, work tables, bandsaws, a scroll saw, drill presses, a belt sander,  hand tools, sandpaper, paint, brushes, a place to paint, a digital scale, copies of the office Derby Car Build rules and some sample templates. We have wi-fi and a printer if you’d like to find and print different templates. We also have  a lounge area for tag along family members and will have several Newton’s Attic staff to assist parents and Scouts with the tools as needed.

    New!: Thanks to Toyoto's sponsorship of our Gravity Racers program with the BMW and Sphinx Academy students, we now have an official timed, Best Track for Scouts to try out their cars!


    Other important information: One adult must stay with the children s/he brings. We will have staff on hand to assist but not enough for every Scout, so please plan to work with your child. Children can use power tools at Newton's Attic with the assistance and supervision of a staff member or parent, and we will provide safety training on the machines. If you are not comfortable with your child using a tool, you may use it for him or ask us to.

    We provide safety glasses, but you and your Scout should wear closed-toed shoes, and long hair should be pulled back. We will also ask that you remove loose clothing that could get caught in a machine. 

    We sell snacks on site, but you may bring your own. We have a fridge, toaster oven and microwave. Papa John’s in Palomar delivers to us for the school price ($6.50 or a large, single topping pizza). Have our office number (859-368-7334) handy for them to pull up our delivery address and discount.


    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Office phone: 859-368-7334; Dawn cell phone: 859-492-8511.


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