6 March 2013,

Don’t forget that this Sunday is the pinewood derby at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Severna Park. Thought it was best if I put up the email that went around, so everyone could read the information in case they needed it again. Also, found these great sites to help out with some tips and tricks. See all of you on Sunday!

Check out these great resources!

5 Easy Tips for Improving your Pinewood Derby Car’s speed

Make a mistake? Here are some tips to help you out

Some trustworthy tips from Boys Life

Here’s the information from the email:

Pinewood Derby
Sunday, March 10th, 2013
Knights of Columbus Hall
Columbian Center
335 N. Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146

11:30am-12:30pm Track setup
12:30-1:30pm Weigh-in (No cars will be accepted after 1:30pm)
1:30-4:30pm Race Pinewood Derby cars
4:30-5:30pm Track takedown/clean-up

1st/2nd/3rd place trophies for 4 dens (Webelos 1 and 2 dens will race together)
Every Scout who races a car will be given a participation medal.

Awards for derby car design:

Most creative design
Most patriotic design
Best Cub Scout design

Car Dimension Rules (These are on the sheet inside your kit)

The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

The overall width of the car shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.

The car must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.

The car must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body so it does not rub on the track.

Derby Car Weight Rules:

The car shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale that is used at car check-in shall be considered final.
Car Modifications Not Allowed

The official pine wood block must be used. The block may be shaped in any way that is desired.

Official BSA wheels must be used. The wheels may not be cut, drilled, beveled or rounded. You may remove the seams and imperfections from the wheels.

The axles may be altered, polished and lubricated.

Other Pinewood Derby Race Rules

Once a car passes inspection and is entered into the race, only race committee members can touch it. If the car loses a wheel, or is otherwise damaged, the racer shall have 5 minutes to make repairs.

Each car must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete.

The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cars that do not meet these rules.

We will have a “Pit” table set up with drills and other tools to help modify the cars in any way to help them meet the above criteria.

There will be food sold by our pack at the derby.

We are going to have a bake sale with proceeds going to the Pack. We would appreciate your donation of baked goods, purchased or homemade, that are pre-portioned for the sale, (eg. 3 cookies in a ziplock). All items will be sold for $.50.

See all of you on Sunday!!!



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