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Pinewood Derby 2011

Ladies & Gentlemen…start your engines!!

Date: Friday January 28th, 2011

Time: Doors open @ 5:45pm  Race:  6:00pm ( 1st Time Trials @ 6:01) **Modified 1/19/20101 – We had to remove the extra time trial due to time contraints. ALL River Bandits & Huskies Cub Scouts must be at Registration by 5:45pm.

Location: Queen of Angels Gym, 4412 N Western, Avenue Chicago, IL 60625


We have made some specific rule changes to account for the Adult Pinewood Derby to follow the Cub Scout race. The spirit of the Cub Scout Race is to allow the boys to “do their best” and create , design & build their own car as much as possible with full adult supervision, but limited adult “hands on” as much as possible. The Adult Derby is for those parents (both mom and/or dad) , grandparents,  brothers or sisters ( over 18 ) , friends, families, or anyone really interested in racing their newly put together pinewood car to the race ( see other post for race details) and allowing the boys to have their own models to say they actually built it.

The following PDF link contains the new rules, so please be familiar with them.


This year we will have 21 “design” awards that the boys can target their concept and design ideas around to try and win this award. One award per boy per Pinewood Derby ( no chance of one boy winning more than one design award). We are working on a Pinewood Derby Judging Committee that falls outside the Parents, to make things fair for all. The races will initially have time trials ( 1 to 2 )  mixed up with older and younger boys racing at once. (Estimated) 3rd time trials will be by Den, where seeded places with slower boys race each other, and so forth to determine the Top 2 Den Representatives.  The Top Den representatives will square off for the Pack Trophy Cup, with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place awarded. The overall winner brings home a Pizza Party for their Den.

Design Awards

Best Classic Design
Best Design
Best Detail
Best Dragster
Best In Show
Best Paint Job
Best Scout Theme
Best Theme
Best Workmanship
Cubmaster’s Pick
Judge’s Favorite
Most Aerodynamic
Most Colorful
Most Creative
Most Decals
Most Futuristic
Most Innovative
Most Original
Most Patriotic
Most Realistic
Most Unique


If  you are interested in entering the Adult 2011 Derby please see the following link:

If you are interested in helping with the event please see the following link:

Pinewood Derby Help

We will be inviting guest to this event, including the upcoming Kindergarten Class (boys & their families) to share in the fun. Pizza will be served. The pinewood derby car kits have been distributed; if you have not received your car please contact CubMaster Robert.

The Adult Pinewood Derby 2011 will start soon after Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Awards are given out. Approximate Time –  8:00pm