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Pinewood Derby – Grove
February 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Save the date for the Pinewood Derby! Saturday, February 10th at 10:00am. Plan to be there at 9:45.
Important Dates and Information
• Reminder that the Pinewood Derby race day is Saturday, February 10th at Grove from 10a-2pm. We ask that all scouts be there by 10:00. Heats will be broken up into dens but we cannot guarantee what time each den will be. We will not wait for scouts to race. Again, plan to be there at 10:00. There will be some activities for Scouts and siblings while they wait for their race to start.
• Car Registration, Check In, and Impound Dates: During Den Meetings from 6:30p-8pm Tuesday, January 30 and Tuesday, February 6th we will be accepting car check ins. The Adult racing crew will inspect and weigh the cars according to the rules below and then “impound” the car until race day. Once the car is dropped off and checked in no more changes will be able to be made other than repairs needed during racing. February 6th is the last day to turn pinewood derby cars in for the race on Saturday. The Pack then keeps all the cars safely at the Church until Saturday for race day! • Racing licenses for Scouts: At check in, we will be taking a photo of your scout for his/her license so please have your scout dress in field uniform if possible. On race day we will hand out their racing “license” to wear as they arrive.
• Voting Awards will be online prior to race day (once we have photos of all the cars turned in) through the end of the day Saturday. We will send an email out for instructions regarding that specifically once the website is open for voting. The categories will be: Best in Show, Most Creative, Best craftmanship, Best Paint job, Best Sticker, Best Theme, Most aerodynamic, Most creative shape, Most Colorful, Most Realistic, “Not a Car”, Most Scout themed, Most Patriotic
• Sibling and Adult races:These need to be registered and checked in just like normal Scout cars however the rules below do not apply. “Anything goes” with the exceptions that the car must fit onto track, not impact other cars racing, must be propelled by gravity alone, and front of car where it touches pin at starting gate must be at least ¼ inch wide and no other part of car should exceed beyond the pin. Also old or already used cars are acceptable for these races. Derby Rules:
Note: In addition to the rules below cars must be checked in by Tuesday, February 6th 1. All Scouts should have built new cars never raced before, if an old car is reused they will be raced but they will not qualify for finals or any trophy placements. 2. Front of car where it touches pin at starting gate must be at least ¼ inch wide and no other part of the car should exceed beyond the pin. 3. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches. 4. Length shall not exceed 7 inches. 5. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces. 6. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit. Additional wheels can be purchased separately. 7. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited. 8. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone. 9. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring, must be gravity only propelled. 10. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices. 11. No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.