Pack 221's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day 2016: Monday, February 8th
The Derby will be held at Providence Christian Church in Brannon Crossing.  Weigh-ins start at 6:00 pm, racing starts at 7:00 pm sharp.  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

There will be two divisions...
1) The Scout Derby - with the five fastest cars qualifying for the Palisades District Pinewood Derby

2) Design Competition - Cars are judged on their creative elements and uniqueness.

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.  Here is information about the MooseWerkz Workshops:
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 a wood block for the body, 4 axles, and 4 wheels.  All nine pieces MUST be used before the car can race. All active Scouts will receive a kit as a Christmas present at our December pack meeting. Parents and siblings are on their own so should you need additional kits they are sold at the local Scout Shop or online.  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.
Printable Rules
You may download and print the rules by clicking here.