Pack 61's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day
 
The Derby will be held at the Eagleville Fire Department on February 25th, 2017.  Here's the agenda for the day:
  • 10am:  Doors open for registration, final weigh in, and input into software
  • 11am:  Weigh in closes – be sure to arrive before 11am so we can be ready to race on time
  • 11:30am:  RACE STARTS!
  • 12:30pm:  Lunch 😊 – we will have pizza by the slice and water available for sale ($1 each)
  • 1pm: Raffle!  We’re doing an exciting raffle this year – you don’t want to miss this.
  • Following the raffle there will be “open race” time for everyone to get at least one more run of their car on the track
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.


 


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.  Please use the links on the right hand side of this page to understand the rules.