Michael’s Woodshop News


  • STEM Scouts Have a Blast in the Woodshop!
    December 4, 2022 by NCAC STEM Have you ever heard of BlastCars? They have been around for years as Scouts BSA programs, and sometimes dubbed the “older kid Pinewood Derby Cars”. The real difference? Their dimensions are a bit larger and above … Read more
  • 250th Bear Completes Baloo the Builder Adventure
    November 18, 2022 by David Schneeman On November 5th, Bears from Pack 1160 completed their Baloo the Builder Adventure in Michael’s Woodshop. They learned about useful tools to have in their boxes and practiced using a number of tools including clamps, sanding … Read more
  • New Woodshop Volunteers and A Three-Year Service Award
    We are pleased to introduce the newest volunteers in Michael’s Woodshop. Alyssa and Teaghan have completed their training and have joined the team as Youth Assistants. In addition, we would like to recognize Dallas Cecil, a dedicated volunteer who has … Read more
  • A Scout is…Creative!
    Scout creativity was on full display in Michael’s Woodshop during Camp William B. Snyder’s second annual Scout Specialty Week. Among the wide variety of merit badge offerings, Michael’s Woodshop offered the Woodwork Merit Badge, a challenging merit badge requiring extended … Read more
  • Like Kids in a Candy Store!
    July 29, 2022 by Dave Schneeman Normally in Michael’s Woodshop, we use the expression “like kids in a candy store” to describe either our shop volunteers (who just love to be in the shop) or parents who are visiting the shop for … Read more
  • Scout Applies STEM Skills in the Woodshop
    March 1, 2022 by Dave Schneeman Mihai displays prototype Star Scout Mihai Z. created the CNC computer code needed to engrave the Cub Scout logo into a new cross over bridge for Pack 1540 in Fairfax, VA. Mihai volunteers as a Youth … Read more
  • Wolf Den Creates Pinewood Derby Trophies
    January 31, 2022 by Dave Schneeman On January 26, the Wolf Den from Pack 1833 in Haymarket, VA held a Den activity in Michael’s Woodshop and created some nice trophies for their Pack’s upcoming pinewood derby race. The Wolves started with … Read more
  • Celebrating Our 1000th Pinewood Derby Car
    On January 8, 2022, Xander, a Bear from Pack 858 attended a Pack Pinewood Derby Session and created the 1000th pinewood derby car in Michael’s Woodshop! Xander started by creating his own car design. With assistance from shop volunteer “Mr. … Read more