Date: Saturday, February 24, 2024
Time: 8:00-9:00 am – Unit leaders check-in cars
9:30 am – Racing begins
Location: Pearsontown Elementary School, 4915 Barbee Road Durham, NC 27713
Virtual broadcast link: To be shared closer to the event
Contact: Ian Anderson – [email protected]
For the 2023 District Pinewood Derby, Packs may present entrants to any or all of the available categories. For this year, we will have the following categories:
a. Lion/Tiger Speed – Fastest 3 Lions and Tigers
b. Overall Speed – Fastest 3 cars
c. Beauty/Originality Lions/Tigers – 3 cars decided by adult judges
d. Beauty/Originality Older Scouts – 3 cars decided by adult judges
e. Scouts’ Choice – 1 favorite car voted by Scouts
Pinewood Derby cars are intended to be designed and built by Scouts with supervision and assistance of their Akela. Scouts BSA guidance for age-appropriate use of tools is published in the Guide to Safe Scouting.
Each car must be built by a Cub Scout starting with the materials in an Official BSA Pinewood Derby Car Kit. This includes the pine wood block, axles and wheels. Any official wheels from the Scout Shop are permitted. Separately purchased epecially prepared components such as contoured pinewood blocks or machined wheels are specifically prohibited.