PWD Event Schedule

Pack 325 - Workshops

Speed tips - Friday, January 14th, 2022, 7pm (Zoom meeting)

Learn from one of our Arrow of Light scouts (5th grade) who will be sharing his tips and tricks to building a fast derby car. Great info for new scouts and families. Zoom meeting link to be eamiled to the Pack.

Workshop 1 - Saturday January 15th 2022 (Details to be emailed)

The Workshop is an optional event for anyone new to Pinewood Derby who would like get help with building their car. We will be sharing power tools as well as discussing tips for performance and design.

  • Cut out your desired shape from the wood block

  • Ask any of your questions on the build process

  • Avoid common problems so your car qualifies to race

  • Learn tips and tricks for speed: Dial-in your weights, graphite for wheels, polish axles and more

Bring your kit's wood block with your design sketched on the block or a paper and we can help you get it cut out. Then you can finish the details, decoration, and assembly on your own or with your Den leader.

Final details will be emailed about time and location.

Workshop 2 - Sunday January 23rd 2022 (Details to be emailed)

The Workshop is an optional event for anyone new to Pinewood Derby who would like get help with building their car. We will be sharing power tools as well as discussing tips for performance and design.

  • Cut out your desired shape from the wood block

  • Ask any of your questions on the build process

  • Avoid common problems so your car qualifies to race

  • Learn tips and tricks for speed: Dial-in your weights, graphite for wheels, polish axles and more

Bring your kit's wood block with your design sketched on the block or a paper and we can help you get it cut out. Then you can finish the details, decoration, and assembly on your own or with your Den leader.

Final details will be emailed about time and location.

Pack 325 - Weigh-in/Registration

Wednesday, February 9th, 2022, 6pm-7:30pm

Location: Prince of Peace Church, Fellowship Hall, 12770 Saratoga Ave.

BE READY TO RACE - Get your car done! Don't wait until the last minute!

All scout's cars racing in the Pinewood Derby must be weighed, registered and impounded until the race. Cars that are not inspected and registered will not be eligible for awards or advancement to the district race.

New parents:

This is where you bring your scouts completed car ready to race. There will be officials (pack volunteers) inspecting and weighing each car. If it qualifies the car will be registered and the officials will keep it safe until race night. The cars are impounded to prevent anyone from altering their car after inspection and help ensure a fair race for all.

If your car does not qualify it will be disqualified from the race. PLEASE prevent this tragedy by carefully reading the rules!

Please be sure to read the car building rules very carefully. To ensure there are no issues with Pack 325 cars that qualify for the district race we will be extra strict during check-in inspection.

Exception: Parents and siblings cars for our Family Races do not need to weigh-in or register.

Pack 325 - The Race

Thursday, February 10th, 2022, 6pm to 8pm

Location: Prince of Peace Church, Fellowship Hall, 12770 Saratoga Ave.

The Race

  • Opening Ceremony

Part 1

  • Lion/Tiger Races

    • Lions will race first, four times each (once in each lane), against other Lions. The two fastest Lions qualify for the district race.

    • Tigers will race next, four times each (once in each lane), against other Tigers. The two fastest Tigers qualify for the district race.

  • Family Racing

    • As time allows between racing action, sibling/parent races will be announced.

  • Lion/Tiger Awards Ceremony

    • Lion/Tiger only speed and design awards presented.

    • The top 3 cars will be impounded for district race. Everyone else can take their car home.

    • Lions/Tigers are done at this point, but are encouraged to stay if they want to watch the rest of the races.

Part 2

  • Cub Qualifying Heats

    • Wolf, Bear, Webelos, AOL Scouts will race four times (once in each lane), randomly assigned by computer.

  • Cub Finals Race

    • The fastest 12 scouts from the qualifying heats will compete in a finals race. The two fastest scouts qualify for the district race.

  • Cub Awards Ceremony

    • Cub speed and design awards presented.

    • The top 3 cars will be impounded for district race. Everyone else can take their car home.

Family Fun

Family Races

Parents and siblings can join the fun with our Family Races. These are held between the scout races, as time allows. Siblings and parents can run their cars (no weigh-in or registration required) for fun, without the full rulebook scouts have to follow. Dig out your own childhood derby cars or make a new one along with your scout. Car kits and accessories are available at the Scout Shop or ScoutStuff.org.


Pioneer District Race

District Registration & Drop off: Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

Date/Time:
Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:
Muslim Community Association (MCA), 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA (Enter at back parking lot)

Who enters the district race?
The top two Tigers, top two Lions and top two older scouts (Wolf/Bear/Webelos/AOL) from our Pack 325 race will be eligible to race at the Pioneer District Regional derby. The third place car of each group can race as an alternate if one of the top two cannot race. The regional Pinewood Derby rules require that the cars be impounded after the Pack race and brought to the District weigh-in by a Pack race official.

District Race: Saturday, March 19th, 2022

Date/Time:
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Session 1 - Lions/Tiger Scouts: 9:00 AM Check-in, 9:30 AM Race
Session 2 - Cub Scouts/Webelos: 1:00 PM Check-in, 1:30 PM Race

Spectators:
All Scouts and their families are invited to come and watch the representatives from their Pack.

Location:
Muslim Community Association (MCA), 3003 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA (Enter at back parking lot)