Council Pinewood Derby 2020

Earlier this year, many Cub Scout Packs were not able to conduct Pinewood Derby races because of the pandemic.

The Northern Lights Council is doing something different to give Cub Scouts the chance to see their cars race! We will be conducting a Council Pinewood Derby that will be broadcast over the internet.

Here is how it will work:

  • Scouts deliver their derby car by June 25 to one of these locations:
    • Wanzek Center for Scouting, Fargo
    • Capital Credit Union Scout Center, Bismarck
    • Scout Service Center, Grand Forks
    • Ship them via FedEx or UPS to the Capital Credit Union Scout Center in Bismarck (address below)
    • Or to your District Executive (see list of districts)
  • Cars will be raced by council volunteers and the races will be recorded
  • Broadcast times will be announced for each age division (Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos & Outlaw)
  • Scouts can watch the recording of their division race
  • Awards will be presented for first through third place in each age division
  • Cars will be returned to your district executive and can be picked up at Day Camp or the August Roundtable (the council will not ship the cars back to individual Scouts)
  • Patches will be sent to every Scout that participates (after the races when we know how many Scouts participated)

 


 

After Registering to Participate

  • The Scouts name and Pack number should be on the car for identification purposes
    • Avoid stickers that may fall off the car
  • Cars must be received by the council no later than Thursday, June 25
    • Scouts may deliver their derby car to one of these locations:
      • Wanzek Center for Scouting, Fargo
      • Capital Credit Union Scout Center, Bismarck
      • Scout Service Center, Grand Forks
      • To your District Executive (see list of districts)
      • Or shipped to:

Capital Credit Union Scout Center
Northern Lights Council, Boy Scouts of America
3320 Hamilton Street, #1
Bismarck, ND 58503

  • Cars will only be raced if:
  • Cars should be weighed and graphite applied (if desired) before being turned in
    • Cars that are overweight will be raced in an outlaw division
  • The council is not responsible for damage to the cars during shipping or racing
  • Cars will not be shipped back to individual Scouts
    • Cars may be claimed at the District Day Camp in July/August or at the District Roundtable in August
    • See the Day Camp page or your district's webpage for dates
  • First through third place finishers will be posted on this website
    • Awards will be available for pick up at the District Day Camp in July/August or at the District Roundtable in August


Racing Top Finishers

Every Cub Scout that participates in the Pinewood Derby is a winner in our book!

  • All participants will receive a council Pinewood Derby patch
  • Top finishers listed below will receive a Pinewood Derby medal
Division  Medal  Scout Name  Pack & District
Lions  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    
Tigers  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    
Wolf  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    
Bear  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    
Webelos  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    
Outlaws  Gold    
   Silver    
   Bronze    

 

Race Broadcast Dates and Times

Broadcast times will be posted after registration has closed on June 29.

Division  Date  Time  Broadcast Location
Lions  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page
Tigers  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page
Wolves  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page
Bears  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page
Webelos  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page
Outlaws  July 4    Northern Lights Council Facebook page

 

On July 6, the race videos will also be viewable on this webpage.


For more information about the summer time activities available for Cub Scout, use the links below:

All camp staff members will be following guidelines for conducting safe camps as instructed by the CDC, state health agencies and the National Camping Association.


Interesting Car Designs

Send us a photo of your Scouts pinewood derby car and we might post it on this page!

Instructions:

  1. A free Google account will be needed to upload the photo to Google Drive.
  2. Name the photo of the car as (First Name, Last Initial, Pack ____)
  3. Use this link to go to our Google Drive folder
  4. Upload your photo

Note - depending upon the number of photos received, we may not be able to post a photo of every car.


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