2021 Pinewood Derby!
We’re getting to that time of year again! Start gearing up for the Pinewood Derby.
We’ve already started passing out car kits with the next round available at the Scout Hut on the evening of Dec 16. If you can’t make that time, please reach out and we will make arrangements. You MUST start with the official kit. Each Scout gets a car kit with dues. Siblings and adults who wish to enter a car may purchase them from the Scout Shop or use the Paypal button on our Payment Links page and we will get one to you.
Speaking of official, the Official Shakori District Pinewood Derby Rules are available. I also highly recommend printing one or more of these car design templates from Boy’s Life to help your Scout, sibling, or adult design their car on paper before starting to cut.
Our Pinewood Derby (Sat Jan 30) will be virtual this year, very similar to the District Derby last year and we’re still hopeful that we can host the Shakori District Derby with some in-person component on the 2nd Saturday in March.
In order to give everyone a chance to vote on the design categories, we ask that everyone submit a well-lit photo of their car against a solid white background a week before the race (Jan 23) so we can get ballots assembled and collect votes. Specific details will come as we get closer.
If this is your first time or you would like some consulting from experienced builders, or you just need someone to help make some initial cuts or help get your wheels polished and aligned (the trickiest part), please reach out. We have several families with experience and tools who would be more than happy to help 1-on-1 since we won’t have big workshops this year.
Most importantly, this is about having fun and cheering every car down the track! I can’t wait to see all the amazing cars we’ll have this year and find out who the big winners will be.
- Lion Speed – Fastest Lion car
- Speed – Fastest car
- Scouts’ Choice – Scouts vote for their favorite car.
- Community Heroes – Doctors, Nurses, Teachers, Truck Drivers, Grocery Store workers, Police, Firefighters, Armed Forces, Moms, Dads, Factory Workers, basically any person that the scout can imagine
- Coolest Paint Job – Examples: glow in the dark, crazy design, texture, stripes, artistic painting, etc.
Additional Pack categories
- Blue & Gold
- Glow in the dark (Black light)
- Parents’ Choice