Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Info Page 

Race Day

The Derby will be held at WEBCO.   Weigh-ins start as soon as you enter, racing starts at promply. We will provided lunch foods, and drinks.  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

1) The Scout Derby - with the three fastest cars qualifying for the "Powahay District Pinewood Derby" held at a later date

3) Open Race - Scout brothers and sisters through fifth grade can enter their own cars. 

Prizes and Recognition

Prizes for each Den's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be given

Derby Workshops

There will be Pack Meeting held as well as time provided by Den's  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.  Cubs 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.  Scouts will received a racecar from the Pack. Any additional sets are to be aquireed on your  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 cubs.  The complete set of rules will be available at the Derby Workshops. Please don't worry about the small print specifically worded to exclude the leaders from some or all of the rules.