Pack 354's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day - Saturday, January 21st, 2017
 
The Derby will be held at the Bagby Parish Hall at St. Martin's Episcopal Church (to the left of the main church - not far from the Scout Center).  Weigh-ins start at 8:30am, racing starts at 9:00AM prompt for the first den - see schedule below for your scout's den 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


There will be three divisions...  

1) The Scout Derby - Each scout Den competes on three lnes with each car racing against each other car on all the tracks - so there are many races for each Den.  The Den winner returns for the Pack Championship Race at 2:00PM.  Trophies and medals are awarded!

2)The Parent Derby - All Parent's and friends are invited to make a car for a fun race - with the leaders cheating their way to contested victory again this year.  Life is not fair boys.  Live with it.
3) The Sibling Derby - Scout brothers and sisters through seventh grade can enter their own cars.  

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 Trophies are very nice - and the Pack Champion wins the coveted Bobble Head trophy!

Derby Workshops

BUILD IT WORKSHOP AND INFO DAYS - Scout Center at St. Martin’s

Saturday, January 7th 9:00AM to 12noon

Saturday, January 14th 9:00AM to 12noon

 
There will be several opportunities to mold and shape the block of pinewood into a mean lean well-decorated racing machine.  Power tools and experienced assistance will be available.  The boys are only permitted to use power tools and other supplies with their parents to design the shape of their cars, sand them, and decorate themselves 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. The kits will be distributed at the December Pack meeting for all active scouts.  Additional kits are available for purchase for $4.   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 will be available at the Derby Workshops - and at Official Pinewood Derby Rules and Information - and see the right column.
 
 
Race Day Schedule
 

* All cars must be checked in at least 10 minutes before each race for weigh-in *

8:30am     Track Opens, Check-In Begins

9:00am     Webelos II (Arrow of Light) Races

9:30am    Webelos I Races

10:30am   Bear Races

11:30am   Wolf Races

12:30pm   Tiger Races

1:30pm    Family/Sibling Races

2:00pm    Pack Championship  (1st place winners of each den race to return)

2:30pm    Awards and Trophy presentations

3:00pm    Clean-up


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Cubmaster Dan,
Jan 17, 2017, 7:39 PM