Pinewood Derby

Pack 1014's Pinewood Derby Homepage

Race Day

The Derby will be Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 8:30 am. Breakfast foods, and drinks will be available. This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race.

Weigh In Day

The Weigh In will be Wednesday, February 25, 2014 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. At the Weigh In, each Cub Scout registers his car, and has it inspected. In order for the car to participate in the Derby, it must pass the inspection, which assures everyone follows the same guidelines. After the car is registered, it will be put on display at Eastover for students and faculty to see. The car must stay at Eastover.

Inspection and Registration Form

Please download and read the Pinewood Inspection and Registration Form. In order to pass inspection and be allowed to race in the Derby, the car must pass the inspection.

You can download the Pack 1014 Pinewood Inspection and Registration Form below.

"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.

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 pine wood 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. 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 the body, 4 axles, and 4 wheels. All nine pieces MUST be used before the car can race. Each boy should have received a kit from their den leader. If you haven't received a kit, please contact your den leader. 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.