Race Day

The Derby will be held at the Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church. Weigh-ins start at 5:10pm, racing starts at 6:30 prompt. Snacks, dinner, and drinks will be available. This is a family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race.

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
This year there will be two, yes two divisions...
1) The Scout Derby - Official Pack 719 Cub Scout races for the boys.
2) Outlaw Class  - Anyone else who wants to race this year. If you participate, all we ask is that you help clean up after the race is over.

Prizes and Recognition
The Derby is about doing one's best and having fun, so all child participants will be recognized.

Derby Workshop
This year Lowe's Home Improvements will once again have their Dremel Derby Days. For more information you can visit their website. http://www.dremelderby.com/

This will be your chance to mold and shape the block of pinewood into a mean lean well-decorated racing machine. 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. 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 the size restrictions and specifications that are set in the Official Pack 719 rules. Decorating the cars are up to the imagination of the boys. The complete set of rules will be available at the Derby Workshop.