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10th Annual Chief Solano District
Pinewood Derby @ Lowe’s Home Improvement Store
N. Texas Street and Manual Campos Parkway

Lowe's Home Improvement Stores logo, Pinewood DerbyBuild a Car Days – Saturdays, Feb. 2 & 9, 2019

  • 10;00 AM – Sensory friendly hour (Less noise and smaller crowd)
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Derby Race Day – February 23, 2019

  • Weigh-In 10-11 AM
  • Race begins at 11:30 AM

Lowe’s is a huge supporter of Scouting and hosts Pinewood Derbies across the country for Cub Scouts and potential new recruits. Previous events have been well attended and very successful. In 2014, Fairfield hosted the largest Pinewood Derby event in the entire Lowe’s chain. They won company recognition, and are very excited to have us back year after year!

This event is open to all current Cub Scouts (and their buddies), and the general public including girls. A limited supply of cars will be available on site to purchase for building. Packs are encouraged to provide cars to their Cubs ahead of time so that any Cub Scout who needs help with making the car can come on the build days to get it done.

The rules for building and racing are found in the official BSA Derby Kit box.  All Wheels must be BSA approved.  Rules can be found at Pinewood Derby registration.  Online registration will be available soon!

You  can find contact information and meeting places and times at, and a convenient form to put you in touch with local Cub Scout leaders.

Christopher Turner
Pinewood Derby Organizer

PHONE: (304)356-0451

Once an Eagle

Once an Eagle

The second annual Eagle Honors Dinner will be March 23, 2019 at Rockville Bible Church at 6:00 pm. The purpose is to recognize and honor all Scouts in our District who earned their Eagle Scout rank in 2018 or 2019 to date.

Those new Eagle Scouts will receive a complimentary dinner. The cost for adults is $15, and $7 for children under 10.

RSVP to Jim or Christine Patchen (707-864-6656) by March 3.

*~*~*SAVE THE DATE!*~*~*

May 17-19, 2019 is the weekend for Chief Solano District’s Spring Camporee!  Watch this page for details as the date gets closer!

The Yolo Sportsmen’s Association facility is the venue once again. The full Camporee packet, with details for the events, registration forms, patch contest, and more, will be available for download soon.

Summer Adventure Grants

Summer Adventure Grants

For a third summer a generous donor within our District has made available a limited number of “Summer Grants” for Scout Units. Units must submit the attached application for consideration.

Goal: To provide financial assistance to any Chief Solano District  scout unit to engage in memorable summertime excursions or activities.

Description: The maximum grant is $500 per unit. Grants will be awarded by the Chief Solano District Key 3 based on financial need, quality of proposed excursion/s, and satisfactory use of previous years’ grants.


  1. Grant requests must be submitted to the District Key 3 by June 1, 2018.
  2. Funds may be used only for gasoline, admissions, and food.
  3. An After-Action Report must be submitted within a month of activity completion.
  4. A photo of the destination showing signage must accompany the After-Action Report.
  5. Receipts for expenses must be provided with the After-Action Report.
  6. Grants are limited to units chartered in CHIEF SOLANO DISTRICT ONLY.

Both the Grant Application and the After-Action report form are included in the PDF file that you can download below.

Download (Summer-Grant-Program-2018.pdf, PDF, 159KB)