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Pensacola Bay Pinewood Derby 2018

Pensacola Bay Pinewood Derby 2018
5100 N. 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504, US
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Pensacola Bay District

                                  PINEWOOD DERBY RULES
2018 Pinewood Derby Handout


LOCATION:  Center Court, Cordova Mall

                                 5100 North 9th Ave. 

DATE:         February 24th, 2018

          TIMES:        See Attached Race Schedule   *

***   The use of Alcohol or Tobacco Products is strictly prohibited at all Scout functions.


The Pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful special events in Cub Scouting.  Like all successful activities, it requires planning and preparation, but its value in fun and strengthening family relationships has been proven over the years.


Pinewood derby cars are simply small models of specified dimensions, created, carved, and assembled by the boys, under the guidance of their parents or other family members.  The cars are gravity powered and run down a regulation track.


Every Pack should have a Pinewood Derby Coordinator.  Each Pack will want to hold their own Pinewood derby race in January or February to determine the three fastest finishers in each of the following categories; Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1, and Arrow of Light Scouts. Those finishers (or substitutes)** will be eligible to participate at the District Pinewood Derby.  Exact race times and schedules are provided in the back of this packet.  District awards will be given to the top three finishers in each category; Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos 1 and Arrow of Light.  All participants will receive a participation certificate.


Due to the date of this event, we realize that some of the 5th Grade Arrow of Light Scouts will have already crossed over into Boy Scouts.  They are welcome to participate in this event in the same class of contestants.  In fact, we encourage their new patrol to attend with them and cheer them on.


The Pinewood Derby Coordinators or the Cub Scout leaders are responsible for giving these rules to their Cub Scouts and making sure they abide by them whether or not the pack uses them at their own races.  They are also responsible for completing the registration form at the back of this packet and have Read, and Signed the Rules.


Please fill out only one registration form per Unit.


Please text or call:  Rob Zimmerman, Race Coordinator at 850-291-7991, or

E-Mail at, for further information or if you have any questions.


Download this and other Pinewood Derby information at   (under News / Pensacola Bay)


**Substitutes are to be made before the registration form is submitted.


                                          Pensacola Bay District

                                                              PINEWOOD DERBY





1.       All participants must build a new car each year.  Cars used in a previous year, if discovered, will be disqualified. Prebuilt purchased cars are not allowed.


2.         A Scout is allowed to enter only one car. Each Cub Scout must present his own car for registration abiding by BSA and the current District Pinewood Derby Rules.


3.         A Scout can only participate in one division each year and must be present at registration and the race to have his car raced.


4.         The race committee will determine additional rules to be followed, if needed, and will share this information with all units.


5.         The names of the top three (3) finishers or substitute in each division for a unit must be turned in to the Scout Office or E-mailed to race committee at:

          rzimmerman.ecc@gmail, or faxed to 850-807-5016.


NO LATER THAN MONDAY, February 19th , 2017




            Any Scout who is not certified by his unit as being one of the three top finishers or as a substitute will not be allowed to compete.  Only up to three names per Division can be turned in by a single PackNO Alternates!


5 Divisions will be raced:             Tigers,   Wolves,   Bears,   Webelos,   Arrow of Light (Please note that all divisions must be separate)


        6.       The decisions of the race committee, and any necessary interpretations of the rules, or judgments not covered by these rules, are final and will be made with the best interest of all concerned.


        7.       The scale used by the race committee is the official and final weight determination device regardless of how your car weighed during your unit race. 


8.        All cars will be weighed the day of the race by the race committee.


9.          Registration times are absolute with no exceptions.  It is the responsibility of each Scout to be on time and to make any necessary allowances for weigh in delays, lines, registration, etc.  All races will start as close as possible to posted times.


10.        The Cub Scout must be present to race and enter his own car into competition.

     Official BSA Uniforms are highly recommended for all scouts.






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