2023 Pack 40 Pinewood Derby
Click here to pre-register for the race
Date: Sunday, Feb 5, 2023
Car Weigh-in / Drop-off: 9am-11am (you may come at any time during the 2 hour window)
Race start time: 11am
Address: Nobscot Scout Reservation, 1 Nobscot Rd, Sudbury, MA .
Building: White Lodge, next to the Nobscot main entrance & parking lot. Circled in red on this Nobscot map
Scout attire: Blue uniforms
Organizer: Travis Burke (Email with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Volunteers - Pinewood Derby Crew!
Sign up to help here - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050F4EA5AA2BAAF85-pack
We need volunteers to help with:
Night-before track system and room setup
Post-race cleanup and track takedown
Car kits and rules
Cars must be made from the official BSA car kits. Each Scout receives a free kit, and parents/siblings can purchase a kit for $7. For kits, contact Sarah Austin at email@example.com.
Cars must comply with the official "Pro-Stock" BSA 2023 Mayflower Council rules (click to follow link to rules)
Check out photos from the 2022 Pinewood Derby to see what it's like.
Restrooms are available in the building.
Pizza lunch will be served.
Siblings and adults will race their cars first in the "Pace Car" race. Cub Scout races will take place after that. Each race will run multiple times, giving every car a chance in various lanes.
Prizes will be awarded within each rank for speed and design. The Scouts from each rank who win 1st place in speed will be invited to represent Pack 40 at the District level race.
Night before volunteers setup start time: 7pm
Car Weigh-in / Drop-off time: 9am-11am
Race start time: 11am
Post-race cleanup and track takedown volunteers time: as soon as the last awards ceremony ends!
What happens at "Weigh-in and Dropoff"?
Each car will be weighed and measured by a race volunteer.
In order to compete, cars must meet all requirements specified in the BSA 2023 Mayflower Council rules (Pro-Stock rules). The official scale and measuring box are the final ruling.
There will be tools available to make adjustments the day of the race to comply with rules.
Once the owner is satisfied and the car meets weight and size requirements, the car is taken by race volunteers. Owners may not touch their cars after this point until the races are complete (unless the car is damaged during racing, at which point the owner has the chance to fix their car.)
This year the Natick high-school robotics team will be doing a demo for the scouts. So come to register, stay for the robots! You may come at any time during the two hour window.