Pinewood Derby

Pack 325's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day
The Derby will be held March 2nd 2019 at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene upstairs in the Karate room.  Weigh-ins start at 8am, racing starts at 9am prompt. 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 Scout can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race.


Race Day Highlights

There will be two classes...  

1) Scout Class - with the three fastest cars qualifying for the District Pinewood Derby.

2) Open Class - with parents, siblings, a second scout car and leaders cheating their way to contested victory again this year.

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.  Especially the leaders who battle and fudge and manipulate their way to the oh so awesome victory lane for that oh so elusive glass of milk.

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. The kits are sold at the local Scout Shop or online.  All active Scouts will receive a kit as a Christmas present in December. Parent and siblings are on their own.  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.  The complete set of rules is linked below.

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