Pinewood Derby Community Challenge

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - Please note date change from December

Location: Mercedes-Benz of Dothan

For more than 50 years, the Cub Scout Pinewood derby has been a recognized icon of the Scouting program.  The Community Challenge event opens the pinewood derby to all derby fans and includes two races:  The Cub Scout Championship Race and the Community Open Race.

What Is A Pinewood Derby?

Participants build cars from a 7 inch blocks of pinewood and race them down a 32 foot long track.  The pinewood car can reach speeds of nearly 20 mph; in scale equal to over 200mph of a full size car!  The car can be simple or elabarate; see photos below for examples. The car is built from parts in the Official BSA Pinewood Derby Car Kit, including a block of wood, 4 plastic wheels and 4 nails as axles. Check out these short videos:

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby Racing: Child's Play for Grown Ups


Community Open Race

Many adults would like the opportunity to build and race their own Pinewood Derby car.  The Community Open Race is open to men, women and derby fans of all ages.  Anyone can enter a car in this race.  Participants will experience the fun and excitement of building and racing their own Pinewood Derby car.  Entry fee is only $50 and includes the Official Pinewood Derby Car Kit.   

Sponsorship Oppertunities

Sponsorships help fund the Cub Scout Championship Race, plus Scouting in the Wiregrass. It also provides bussines an entertaining marketing oppertunity.

Additionally, sponsors have the option to build and race their own car(s) in the Community Open Race.   It's a fun team project that engages employees in a meaningful community activity.  All members of the team are invited to attend the race; it's a blast!

$500 Station Sponsor includes: Sponsorship sign at one of the following stations: Pit Stop, Awards, Victory Lane, Photo Finish, Best Design or Track Operations.  Company logo included in event brochure and on sponsor display sign, plus sponsor name announced during event.  Station sponsors also have the option to enter 2 cars in the Community Open Race.  

$200 Race Sponsor includes: Company name printed in event brochure and on sponsor display sign, plus sponsor name announced during event.  Race Sponsors also have the option to enter a car in the Community Open Race.

Recognition

Trophies will be presented to the top finishers in the Cub Scout Championship Race and the Community Open Race, plus best designed car in each of the races.

Competition & Bragging Rights

Lead event sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Dothan is challenging all company sponsors for bragging rights in the Community Open Race!  The Cub Scout Champion Race will crown the top Cub Scout in the council.

Timetable:

¨ 6:00pm Weigh-in

¨ 6:30pm Best Design Judging

¨ 6:45pm  Cub Scout Championship Race & Awards Presentation

  7:45pm Community Open Race & Awards Presentation

Questions?:

Call the Scout Service Center at 334.793.7882 or email Jerry.Freyberg@Scouting.org

How To Become a Sponsor or Register to Race

Sponsors and Community Open races simply complete the online registration form below, or call the Scout Service Center at 334.793.7882, or email Jerry.Freyberg@Scouting.org

The Cub Scout Champion Race is by invitation only.  Qualfiers will be notified by the council.

Resources and Good Stuff:

Event Brochure click here

How To Build A Pinewood Derby Car Guide click here

Sponsor-Racer Welcome & Informaiton Letter click here

Pinewood Derby Racing: Child's Play for Grown Ups

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby