Pack 37's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day
 
The Derby will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in the Lower Church Hall.  Weigh-ins (tentatively)start at 11:30 for the Tigers, racing starts at 12:00. Each Den will race at 30 minute intervals.    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 7.


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 Christmas present in December. Cars may not exceed 5 ounces in weight and must conform to certain 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.

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Robert Pfuhler,
Dec 23, 2014, 8:34 AM