If you are a scouting family, your days have been filled with selling cookies and building cars for the Pinewood Derby. This was my son's second Pinewood Derby and we felt ready.
What is the Pinewood Derby? This Scout honored tradition goes back generations. My brother and father both built and raced these speedy little blocks of wood. Derby car kits were bought a couple months ago but ideas have streamed through our heads for months.
In each kit, the scout(parents and siblings also) is given a block of wood, 4 wheels and 4 nails for axles. It is the scouts job to shape these items into the fastest race car it can by designing, cutting and painting it to win.
Rules for the Scout and Sibling race:
- The total weight must not exceed 5oz
- The wheels and axles must not be altered (although polishing axles and using graphite powder on the inside of the wheels is highly encouraged)
- The length and axle width must stay the same
- Army design
- Best replica
- Food related
- Most creative
- Minecraft related
- Frozen related
- Judges choice and much more!