Pack 37's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day
The Derby will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 in the Lower Church Hall.  Weigh-ins (tentatively) start at 11:00 for the Tigers, racing starts at 12:00. Each Den will race at 30 minute intervals.    Lions will race lego cars they make at the event. Lion races will happen with siblings and run between race heats. You should arrive at least 20 minutes before your race time.  Snacks, lunch foods, and drinks will be available.  This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, 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. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every boy can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race.


Race Day Highlights

The races will be conducted by Den.  The first place finisher in each Den will advance to the District Finals at the Mall on Sunday, February 6.

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. 

The Derby is not about seeing which parent can build the fastest car.

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 received a kit as a Halloween present in October. Cars may not exceed 5 ounces in weight and must conform to size restrictions and specifications.  Decorating the cars are up to the imagination of the boys.
Printable Rules
A copy of the District Rules are attached below.

Jim Duffy,
Dec 23, 2014, 8:34 AM