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Pinewood Derby 1/24 and 1/25

posted Jan 13, 2020, 12:59 PM by Pack 80   [ updated Jan 13, 2020, 1:03 PM ]
Pinewood Derby

Friday January 24th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (All Cars Check-in and Outlaw Race)
Saturday January 25th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   (Scout/Sibling Race)
Location: First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall

Start your engines - it's Pinewood Derby season!   Pack 80 will have two races:  the Scout Race and the Outlaw Race.  The Scout Race is for all scouts and will include a Siblings division just like last year.  The Outlaw Race is for anyone (dad, mom, siblings, scouts, etc).

The rules for the scout/sibling race and the outlaw race are attached.  Please follow them accordingly (there are differences).  Any car that does not pass inspection will be disqualified.

Schedule:

Friday January 24th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  (All Cars Check-in and Outlaw Race)

  • 6:00 pm Car Check-In begins
  • 6:45 pm Check-in for Outlaw cars ends
  • 7:00 pm Outlaw Race
  • Outlaw Race Awards Presentation
  • 7:45 pm Scout/Sibling car check-in ends

Saturday January 25th: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   (Scout/Sibling Race)

  • Opening Activity - Vote on your favorite cars (best paint job, fast looking, scout spirit, most original)
  • Opening Flag Ceremony
  • Announcements
  • Main Activity: Scout/Sibling Race
  • Intermission
  • Scout and Siblings Race Awards Presentation
  • Closing Flag Ceremony and Clean up

Award Categories:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fastest Time for the Pack
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fastest Time for each Den, not including the fastest Pack cars
  • Scouting Spirit (Vote) - for best demonstration of scouting spirit
  • Best Paint Job (Vote) - Be creative, smooth, shiny
  • Fastest Looking (Vote) - Even when it’s not actually racing it just looks fast
  • Most Original (Vote) - For the most different, original concept  
  • Beginners Luck – Fastest first time racer
  • The Most Economical - The car taking the most time to finish
  • DIY Award - Did it Myself
  • Hard Luck Award - Car with most difficult time finishing
  • Pack Leader's Choice Award  
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fastest Time for the Outlaw Race
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Fastest Time for Siblings

The top 5 finishers in the Pack will proceed to the Stanford District Pinewood Derby Championships. 


Important Things to Know:
  • Please feel free to pack a "neat" snack/dinner for either night of racing
  • If you want to participate in either race, you must bring your car in for inspection and impounding on Friday January 24th @ 6:00PM. No cars will be accepted on Saturday.
  • The Outlaw Race is optional.
  • Each scout will receive a car kit. If you need an extra kit for an outlaw or sibling car, they are available for sale at the Scout Store
  • We will have car clinics for those that wish to get advice and borrow tools.  Dates and locations will be announced separately.
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