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The 2019 Pinewood Derby is coming up fast!

posted Jan 1, 2019, 9:19 AM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Jan 1, 2019, 9:21 AM ]


The Marlborough City Wide Pinewood Derby is going to be on January 12th, 2019 this season.  Remember that car weigh-in is Wednesday, January 9th.  We also have a set of Mayflower Council 2019 updated rules so make sure to take a look at them.

District races are all scheduled for Saturday April 6, 2019 and the Council Derby is Saturday May 18, 2019 at the Natick Collection.

See below for dates and rules for this year.  Car numbers will be sent out by email later this week.

2019 Awards
Pack 31 will be presenting awards for these categories this year:

  • 1st in Pack
  • 2nd in Pack
  • 3rd in Pack
  • Top Tiger in Pack
  • Fastest car in each Den
  • Most Cub Scout Pride or Patriotic
  • Best Use Of Imagination
  • Most Fuel Efficient
  • Least Like a Car
  • Best in Show
  • Best Paint Job
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019, 6:30-8:00 pm
Weigh-in @ the Hobin house
All cars must be dropped off for weigh-in in order to be eligible for racing on Saturday.  Cars for the Friday evening Sibling Race need to be dropped off on Wednesday also. Be sure your name and "Pack 31" is written on the bottom of your car!
Friday, Jan 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Tentative)
Sibling Race @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
Please bring your sibling car to the Wednesday weigh-in. Car numbers will be assigned Friday evening - be sure your name and "Pack 31" is written on the bottom of your car! 
Come join us for our annual Sibling Race where any Scout siblings can race their own cars for fun, fame and glory!
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 - 10-11:30am - try to arrive early
Pack 31 Races @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
All the Scouts will be voting on their favorite cars between 10:00 and 10:15. We will be starting the races right afterwards.  Snacks and drinks will be available as a fundraiser.  This is a great family event so bring the grandparents, uncles, cousins, and anyone else who might enjoy the race!
Saturday, Jan 12, 2019 - Sat afternoon, time TBD
City Wide Races @ Meehan Hall (119 Washington St, Marlborough)
Pack 31's top 3 racers will be racing in the City Wide races.  Come cheer on the scouts!
Key Rules for 2019:

Cars must have been built this year by a current Cub Scout.

Cars must be constructed using an Official BSA Pinewood Derby Kit or official BSA components purchased through an authorized BSA retailer such as a Scout Shop.  See more details in the official rules.

Dimensions and Weight:
Width, including wheels, axles, and any fenders or cosmetics, must not exceed 2 3/4 inches.
Overall length of the car (including fenders, wheels, or any other attachments) shall not exceed 7 inches.
The weight of the car shall not exceed 5.00 ounces, as measured on the official race scale.

Please see the official 2019 Mayflower Council rules for complete details on these and additional rules regarding center rail clearance, wheels, axles, and more.  They can also be found on the Pack 31 documents page in "Pack Event Info":