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GIRL Event 2020 Driven By AutoZone with Meters

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
THE LANDERS CENTER, SOUTHAVEN, MS
10 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Girl Scouts will hit the open road checking-off badge requirements, launching their Cookie business, going hands-on with interactive exhibits and much more at this FREE family event!

>>>Download event map and badge check-off

We're excited to welcome back AutoZone for the fourth year! Girls will be ready for their open road adventures thanks to AutoZone's road-trip how to's and safety dont's and do's!

Start your engines, Girl Scouts! We will be showcasing our new AutoZone Derby Racing track at the 4th Annual Girl Event. Build your Derby car, bring it to the GIRL Event, and practice racing down the Derby track! This will be awesome preparation for girls before our council-wide  AutoZone Derby Racing Series  kicking off in the fall of 2020.  

Derby Car Qualification and Specifications

1. The car weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The use of additional weight is allowed. Additional weight must be non-movable and securely attached to the car with glue, nails, screws, etc. (weigh your car on a food scale before official weigh in, so you’ve a pretty good idea of what it weighs - bring extra weights and a tool to remove weight, so you can adjust at weigh in time. Remember, weight MUST NOT exceed 5 oz.

2. The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

3. The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 3⁄4 inches.

4. The car must have 1 3⁄4” clearance between the wheels (this is the distance between the inside of the left & right wheels). The minimum width between the wheels must be at least 1-3⁄4 inches; to ensure clearance of the center guide rail of the track.

5. The car body must clear the ground by a minimum of 3/8 inch; So car will clear the track.

6. The body of the car must be made from the block of wood provided in the BSA kit, PineCar kits and pre-cut are fine and perfectly legal, as long as they meet the above specs. Extra details such as fenders, steering wheel, and driver may be added as long as the car meets the maximum length, width, and weight rules. All parts and materials must be securely attached to the car.

7. Axles may be polished and lubricated. Only dry lubricants such as graphite or powdered Teflon "white lube" will be allowed for lubricating axles and wheels. Lubricants may not foul the track. You may not use speed axles or enhanced axles.

8. Wheel bearings, washers or bushings are prohibited.

9. The car must not ride on any type of springs.

10. The car must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.

11. No loose material of any kind, such as lead shot, may be used.

12. No cars that have raced in the past Girl Scouts Heart of the South Annual Powder Puff Derbies are allowed!

 

NEW! The AutoZone Derby Racing Series will kick-off with a Test-n-Tune!!

The Trefoil Trunk will have a pop up shop with all new Girl Scout Cookie  merchandise and exclusive event deals!

Let us know you're coming! This is a FREE event, but we are asking you to RSVP.

BADGE CHECK-OFFS

Girl Scout Daisy

  • Space Science, Step 3
  • Eco Learner, Steps 1, 2 and 3

Girl Scout Brownie

  • Space Science, Step 4
  • Cybersecurity 3, Step 1
  • Painting, Step 1
  • Dancer, Step 1
  • Pets, Step 1
  • Fair Play, Steps 1 and 4
  • Home Scientist, Steps 3 and 5

Girl Scout Junior

  • Space Science, Step 3
  • Mechanical Engineering: Balloon Car, Step 1
  • Cybersecurity 3, Step 1
  • Musician, Steps 1 and 4
  • Outdoor Eco Camper, Step 1
  • Camper, Step 3

Girl Scout Cadette

  • Space Science, Step 3
  • Staying Fit, Steps 1 and 4
  • Animal Helper, Step 2,3, 4, 5
  • Good Sportsmanship, Steps 2 and 5
  • Eco- Trekker, Step 1

Girl Scout Senior

  • Senior Car Care badge
  • Space Science, Step 2

Girl Scout Ambassador

  • Space Science, Step 2