Pack 1221 Pinewood Derby

The Pack 1221 Pinewood Derby will be held on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 at the Athens-Chilesburg Elementary gymnasium from 9AM to 1PM.  Registration begins at 9AM, and the program will begin at 10AM.

Each Scout is allowed to enter one car for the Cub Scout race.  Trophies will be given out for 1st through 5th place, Best Design per age group, and 1st place for each Den.

For siblings, relatives and friends of Scouts from Pack 1221, they can enter the Outlaw class race which follows the same rules as the Cub Scout rules but allows the weight to be a maximum of 7.00 ounces.  There is no limit for the number of cars that can be entered for the Outlaw race.  Awards for the cars with the top three speeds will be given for the Outlaw race.

For those that want to push the limits, there will be an Unlimited class race which has a relaxed set of rules. Anyone can enter this race and we encourage ingenuity (CO2 cars?) and SPEED!  An award will be given to the car with top speed in the Unlimited Class.

Rules for the event are the same as in the past, but can be found on the Resources page.  Please adhere to the rules as they are written.  All aspects of the vehicle will be inspected during registration and any who do not meet the rules (e.g. altered wheels or axles, lubricants, non-BSA materials, excess weight, etc. ) will not be permitted to race. Please use the wheels and axles supplied in the 2018 Pinewood Derby car kit.   Consider purchasing extra wheels and axles for those at the Scout Store as backup in the event something goes wrong.

Early registration is available until February 8th.  Any registration after that must be done on-site, and will incur a late registration fee. Registration is available at:

The race entry payment will be collected during the race check-in /car inspection the morning of the race.  Any registration requests after February 8st will be considered a late registrant and be required to pay the higher entry fee.  Participants in the Cub Scout  Race will be required to pay a $5 early / $10 late registration entry fee to race.  Participants in the Outlaw Race will be required to pay a $10 early / $15 late registration entry fee to participate in the race.  Participants in the Unlimited Race will be required to pay a $15 early / $20 late registration entry fee to participate in the race We will accept cash and checks.

Car Names will be accepted on a first-come basis.  If a duplicate Car Name is submitted by two competitors, the first one sent in will get the name and the latter entry will have to pick a different Car Name.