Every year over a million Cub Scouts participate in a Pinewood Derbies around the world, a tradition that goes back generations.
As Cub Scouts and their adult "assistants" work together to design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race their cars, a bond of partnership is created. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!
Webelos & Bears receive Pinewood Derby car kits through their Den Leaders. Kits include wheels, axles, and a wooden block—everything you need to get started. Please click here to download a complete information list.
Pinewood Derby awards categories include:
Cars should be given to parents around a month before the Derby.
Please ask for a volunteer Dad (or choose one) who will be available on the Saturday evening for set up - around a couple of hours to help test the track and learn how the software works. Typically, two Dads per rank level is sufficient.
Ensure all parents know their car numbers so that these can be incorporated into the design or simply stuck onto the car!
FOR EVENT CO-ORDINATOR
Ensure UP gym (or chosen location) is booked and available for Saturday night set-up.
Confirm UP gym (or chosen location) is booked and available for Sunday from midday.
Confirm as early as possible (one month before) timings of each dens.
Confirm to all Leaders numbers for the cars in their dens. Suggest the following:
Bears: Den #, Car # (e.g. Den 4, Car 6)
Webelos: Den #, Car #
These suggestions will depend upon numbers in the year 2011 - 2012, so may be needed to be adjusted accordingly.
Pinewood Derby 2014 Logistics
Responsibilities for 2014 Race
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