The Derby will be held at the Vistancia Club House. Each Den will have it's own 60 minute time slot. Your Den Leader should let you know your race time.
Weigh-ins start about 15 minutes before your Den's race time. This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race. The fastest from each Den will race each other for the Pack championship. For the ambitious parents and family members, there will be a family race after the Dens compete.
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. Especially the leaders who battle and fudge and manipulate their way to the oh so awesome victory lane for that oh so elusive glass of milk.
Each car will race in each lane one time. The races are timed using sophisticated software like they use in the Olympics. The Den and Pack winners are determined by the average time for each car.
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.
"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.