The Pinewood Derby, Geocaching and the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen – A True Scouting Adventure

New York and Pennsylvania Boy Scouts invited to test their speed and other skills while enjoying world class racing at The Glen

Boy Scouts of America

WATKINS GLEN, NY - As the teams from the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series battle on-track during the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday July 1, Watkins Glen International will host a race of a different kind – The Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby Race of Champions. The Pinewood Derby is one of many exciting activities scheduled for area Boy Scout troops during this family-friendly GRAND-AM sports car racing weekend.

Area members of the Boy Scouts of America and their families are invited to spend a weekend at The Glen and take advantage of free Gate 1 camping, free admission for Kids and Teens 18 years of age and under for the weekend’s races, driver autograph sessions and the Sahlen’s Sixth Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.

In addition, for the sixth consecutive year, The Glen will provide the Boy Scouts of America with the perfect venue for earning the Geocaching Merit Badge. The merit badge quest begins the morning of Saturday, June 30, prior to the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Continental Tire 150 race. Scouts will scour The Glen for hidden caches using GPS-enabled devices, while picking up trash and recycling as part of the Cache In Trash Out program.

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In order to earn the Geocaching Merit Badge, Scouts must meet several requirements, which can be found online here.

The Scouts can also participate in the kids round of the Sahlen’s Sixth Annual Hot Dog Eating Contest in a tent near The Pyramid at 6 p.m. on Saturday before heading back to camp.

Sunday morning starts with the final Merit Badge Training before the green flag drops for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at 11 a.m. At 1 p.m., the green flag for the Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby Race of Champions waves in the area near The Pyramid.

Boy Scouts of America councils located in New York State and Northern Pennsylvania that wish to participate in Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen weekend, may download the application here and submit it via email to Robert Murphy at The deadline for submission is Friday, June 15

Tickets for the 2012 season at Watkins Glen International are on sale now! Fans may purchase their tickets and camping by phone 866.461.RACE (7223) or online at Gift certificates, tickets and track merchandise are available for purchase at The Shop located at 2 North Franklin Street in downtown Watkins Glen. The Shop is open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday. Keep up with The Glen on Facebook and Twitter.

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