Pack 9037's 2016 Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day
This year's Derby will be held at St. Stephen's Church on Sunday, February 28th, 2016, at 2:00 PM.  The final weigh-in will be held the Tuesday before, February 23rd, 2016, at 6:00 PM at the church. Separating the weigh-in from the race day makes for a smoother, and shorter Derby Day. This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race. For any questions please contact any Pack 9037 leader, or if you haven't yet received your son's car kit. Please see the Rules below.
"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.


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!

Derby Workshops

There will be several opportunities to mold and shape the block of pinewood into a mean lean well-decorated racing machine.  We will announce dates and times for the workshops once we get the parents lined up who will be supervising the shop tools.  The boys are not permitted to use power tools but they are encouraged to design the shape of their cars, sand them, and decorate them 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 are sold at the local Scout Shop or online.  All active Scouts who were present received a kit at the Pancake Breakfast in January or at subsequent Den/Pack Meetings. If your Scout did not receive his car, please contact your Den Leader or any other Pack 9037 leader. 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 available below.
The most current set of rules are in the PDF below. Please note there have been some modifications from last year so please review and follow all Rules carefully and watch for an updated rules list. Thanks and remember, this is about doing something FUN with your Scout!

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