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Cub Scout Pack 1
(Somers, New York)
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Pinewood Derby

CAR Specifications:

  • Width - 2 3/4"
  • Length - not to exceed 7"
  • Weight - Not over 5 Ounces
  • Width between wheels - 1 3/4"
  • Bottom clearance between car and track 3/8"
  • GRAPHITE may be applied at home on axles, you cannot bring Graphite into Primrose
  • Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted
  • Cars must fit pack specifications (weight and length)
  • Pre-made store bought cars can race, but will not be judged for awards (cars should be built by Scouts with parental guidance)
  • Before race, check in at station and receive car number
  • Cars that do not meet the CAR specifications above will not be eligible to be judged for awards
  • Pit-stop and mechanics will be available for minor adjustments before and during the race

 Pack Awards:

I.  Fastest car awards:

Trophies -- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for pack
Ribbons -- 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at each scout level

II.  Judged Awards:

Tallest, shiniest, flattest, most colorful, scariest, funniest, most rustic, most original idea, most unusual, most aero-dynamic, most patriotic, best character themed, best sports themed and best Boy Scout themed

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