Pinewood Derby / Blastcar Derby

February 18, 2017

St. Marks United Methodist Church,
3811 N. Main St., Baytown TX 77521

The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then Scouts race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every boy can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember for life.

Pack winners in each age class from all Cub Scout packs in the district are invited to participate in the Raven District Pinewood Derby.  Pack and den leaders should forward participant names as soon as possible to build the race groups.

Event Chair: Frank Fullbright, 281-204-5776


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Scout check-in and car weigh-in will begin at 8:00 am.

What to Bring

  • Field (Scout uniform) or activity (any Scout t-shirt) for registered Scouts
  • Pinewood derby car
  • BSA Health and Medical form for every participant
  • Optional: chair, water, snacks, tool box


All Cubs Scouts will be judged against their own rank. Awards will be presented in each age group: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place.  Age group winners will then compete in the Grand Prix races to determine overall district champions.  


Notice!  Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).



Scouting Safely

Safety is Your Responsibility posterThe BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:

  • Two-deep leadership on all outings required.  
  • No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members. 
  • The buddy system should be used at all times. 
  • Discipline must be constructive.

Youth Protection Guidelines     Guide to Safe Scouting     Enterprise Risk Management


For questions, contact the Pinewood Derby chair or district activities chair.