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Pinewood Derby Race Info - Jan 27th

posted Jan 11, 2018, 12:12 PM by Admin Pack958   [ updated Jan 11, 2018, 12:14 PM ]

Pinewood Derby Details

Where:                 Clear Lake United Methodist Church (Great Hall) – 16335 El Camino Real

Day:                       Saturday, Jan 27th, 2018


·       Setup starts at 1:00pm

·       Pit row opens at 2:00pm

·       Check-in starts at 2:00pm, closes at 3:30pm

·       Racing starts at 4:00pm

·       Finals winners and awards presented at Jan 29th pack meeting


·       Each car must meet the requirements described in the rules (exceptions in the Open Class).  Cars will be inspected upon registration and will be in the custody of the race committee until the completion of the races.

·       Each Scout and Sibling car must be made new, they may not be from past years.  There will be a pit area for preliminary check of the weight and space to make final adjustments.  Each car will race in four heats, running once in each lane.  The cars are electronically timed, and the final results are obtained by averaging the four measured times.

Speed Awards:

·       Ribbons awarded to all participating scouts

·       Ribbons for 1st through 3rd place awarded in each Den.

·       Trophies awarded to scouts for 1st through 3rd overall (i.e. entire Pack)

·       Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in sibling class

·       Awards for appearance (see categories below)

·       Awards will be presented at the Pack meeting on January 29th

Sibling Class:  Siblings of scouts may enter the derby and race in the sibling class.  All rules apply.

Open Class:  In this class, the cars must adhere to the weight and size limitations and may not have external power, springs, etc. but anything else goes!  PARENTS – this is the one for those of you who want to show off your own car making skills!

Appearance Awards:

·       Most Creative

·       Best Cub Scout Theme

·       Fastest Looking

·       Best Vehicle Not a Car

·       Best Use of Color

·       Judges Choice / Hard Luck