||One of the grand traditions of Cub Scouting
the Pinewood Derby. The primary goal of the event is to give
Parent and Scout a cool project to complete together and be proud
of. This is sure to be a fun event, so get
started on your car and be prepared for the big day! We plan to
make this a very exciting event—a mix of high cub scout participation
with friendly competition. Even if you don’t win your races,
there will be many prizes in other categories (creative design, best
paint job, most likely to hold up traffic, etc.). You have to
have a car to win, so make sure you are ready to race. Check out
the rules to ensure your car will be legal.
Thanks to the generosity of the Sherwood High School Woodshop, we’ll
have a special derby car workshop as shown on the main page. To
woodshop, go down the
driveway to the right of the high school (when facing the front
entrance). Towards the back of the school is a gate to the
shop. Look for other scouts there to guide you in.
To ease congestion in the shop, we are asking that scouts come
according to their assigned shifts. This isn’t strictly required,
but if possible stick to your scheduled time. Bring your car kit!
|Den 1 (Tigers) ||9:00am-9:45am |
|Den 6 (Wolves) ||9:45am-10:30am |
|Den 7 (Wolves) ||10:30am-11:15am |
|Den 4 (Bears) ||11:15pm-12:00pm |
|Den 10 (Weblos 1) ||12:00pm-1:00pm |
For some car ideas, try these templates
Only BSA Dry White Lube can be
applied in the Archer Glen cafeteria!!!!
NO Graphite, Hob-E-Lube, Spray
lubricants or oils can be used in the
This is due to the mess it can
make on the floor and the difficulty
involved in cleaning it up.
Any lubricant can be used and
applied outside of the school, but any
excess needs to
be shaken off before the car is brought into the building.
Anyone caught violating this rule will have to clean the floor.
Adding or modifying your car weight on race day
Only non-lead weights are allowed to be
handled / cut / drilled in the school, on the designated (Pack
provided) surfaces. You can use lead to weight your car, but do
this at home or outside the school.
For the Race Rules: Click here
Here is the schedule for race day at Archer Glen:
11:30 Door open. Pit Crew table will be open to assist with
any last minute car preparation. YOUR CAR MUST BE READY TO RACE
WHEN YOU ARRIVE ON RACE DAY! The only modifications you should be
doing on race day are final trimming of your car weight to not exceed 5
oz. Do not expect Pack Leadership to assist you with your son's
car at the last minute.
12:00: Weigh-in, registration, impound. Your
car must be weighed and impounded by 12:30.
1:00-2:30: Racing Action!
Pack will provide drinks and
Race Day Observations
- Everyone was working on their car until the last possible
- As long as the car weighed 5 oz and the wheels
spun...everything was fine.
- Coolness is just as important as speed..
- Bring an few emergency fix-it tools: superglue, sandpaper,
a drill, extra screws for your weights, extra weights, a small
screwdriver. You may not use it, but it will make you the most popular
person at the event.
- Transport your car in a shoebox. Dropped cars are
unfortunately a too common experience.
- Running the car along the floor prior to the race may
cause it to lose!