Pinewood Derby

Pack 33,

Our Pinewood Derby 2019 is coming up. I wanted to give you some information about each of the upcoming event dates.

Car Build Workshop: January 6 and January 13, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Setup and Check-in: January 24, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Race: January 25, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The race rules may be found below. Please review them as you plan and build your car. Pay attention to the rules about wheels and needle points on the front.

The Car Build Workshops are Sunday, January 6 and Sunday January 13. Be there from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. This will be at the Scout Hut (across Sardis Road, NOT the green Pack Shack). Come design, cut, sand, weight, and paint your cars. This is a great help to get your car cut to shape.

Car Check-in and Race Setup will be January 24 from 6:30 to 8:30. Please plan to check your car in this night. It is helpful to have the vast majority for the cars checked in on Thursday. That way we can have the roster checked and entered into the scoring software well before race start. Each den will be assigned duties for setup, check-in, and during the race. We will be setting up the track and the room for the event. Track time may be available for scouts that want to test their cars. This depends on how fast the track is assembled and the software is set up.

Raceday: Final check-ins will be from 5:30 to 6:00. Races will start at 6:15. Each car will be scheduled in four heats. They will run one heat on each of the four lanes. Remember good sportsmanship and having fun are more important than winning.

Pack 33 Charlotte Pinewood Derby Rules.pdf