PWD Event Schedule

Pack 325 - Workshops

January 2, 2021 - Block Cutting

No contact drop-off format this year - Email RSVP for time and location details.

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.

Due to Covid, this will be a full-service version instead of the group activity we usually have. This time you will be able to drop off your kit's wood block with your design sketched on the block or a paper, and we will cut it on the bandsaw for you to your design. Then you can finish the details, decoration, and assembly on your own or with your Den leader.

The workshop drop-off will be Saturday, January 2, 20201. Email RSVP for time and location details.

January 6, 2021 - Virtual Workshop

Virtual Workshop - Derby Q&A

  • Ask any of your questions

  • 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

Join our virtual workshop this Wednesday, Jan 6 at 6:30-7:30pm
Email for zoom details.

Pack 325 - Race Qualification

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 5-7 pm

COVID UPDATE: Contactless drop-off will be arranged. Please drop your car off at the Carleton's house (see email for address).

  • Sunday, Jan 17, 5-7 pm

  • Monday, Jan 18, 5-7 pm

  • Tuesday, Jan 19, 5-7 pm

  • Wednesday, Jan 20, 5-7 pm - Final deadline!

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 - Race

Virtual Race - Friday, January 29th, 2020

Virtual Race - watch it from at our Virtual Pack meeting. Details to follow.

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 Race Registration & Drop off:

Online registration is due by Feb 4th 2021.

Cars will be dropped off on Saturday Feb 6th 2021 by the Pack race official.

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.

Race Video: February 27th, 2021

•The race results will be announced on February 27th and a video will be made available at that time. The results and video will be published at https://tinyurl.com/pwd2021-info