Pack leadership wants to de-emphasize the competitive aspect of this since in their opinion the PWD is competitive enough already -- for the Spring event they want it to be more "fun"
Goal is for all the scouts to get to race as many times as possible in the time provided, plus make it fun. Any tips/ideas on what to do and not do?
Setup another activity or so because this loses interest just watching.
Have setup area where you have multiple winders.
Have a repair area manned by one or two adults.
Get good soft blankets by the end so if they pop off they don't get too badly damaged.
Good soft stops.
Test how many winds are needed to complete course without crashing too violently into stop area.
Have coolest space derby trophy as well as speed.
Everybody gets some partipant ribbbon or small trophy.
Have mic with emcee annoucing racers and who needs to go to setup area for winding.