Pinewood Derby

Pack 66's Pinewood Derby Homepage

SAVE THE DATE: Race Day 2018 is Saturday, February 10, 2018 
The Derby will be held at the St Mary's Parish Center.  Weigh-ins start at XXam, racing starts promptly at XX:XX.  Snacks, lunch foods, and drinks will be available as a fundraiser.  This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles & aunts, cousins, neighbors and anyone else who might enjoy the race.
"Be Fast... or Look Good Trying"

The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood Derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition with other scout derby cars. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every scout can design and build his or her own "Grand Prix" car to enter the race.

Race Day Highlights

There will be one division: The Scout Derby -- with the five (5) fastest cars from each den qualifying for the District Pinewood Derby.

Prizes and Recognition

The Derby is about doing one's best and having fun, so all child participants will be recognized.  But that doesn't mean our race winners won't take home some shiny hardware.  To say nothing of the derby leaders who battle and fudge and manipulate their way to the oh-so-awesome victory lane for that oh-so-elusive glass of milk.

Derby Workshops

There will be several opportunities to mold and shape the block of pine into a lean, mean well-decorated racing machine.  We will announce dates and times for the workshops once we get the parents lined up who will be supervising the shop tools.  The scouts are not permitted to use power tools but they are encouraged to design the shape of their cars, sand them, and decorate them accordingly.  Parents are encouraged to assist the child but they should let the child do most of the work.

Equal Ground

All entries in the derby will start with the "Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit" which includes the body, 4 axles, and 4 wheels.  All nine pieces MUST be used before the car can race. All active Scouts will receive a kit as a Christmas present in December. The kits are also sold at the local Scout Shop or online.  Parents and siblings are on their own.  Cars may not exceed 5.0 ounces in weight and must conform to certain size restrictions and specifications.  Decorating the cars is up to the imagination of the designers.  The complete set of rules will be available at the Derby Workshops. Please don't worry about the small print specifically worded to exclude the leaders from some or all of the rules.
Printable Rules
We will post the printable rules below when they become available. Meanwhile, check out BSA's website at 

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Feb 1, 2018, 11:46 AM