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Pinewood Derby Check In Friday, Jan. 10

posted Jan 7, 2014, 9:29 AM by Cub Scout Pack 151

In order to race on Saturday, Jan. 11, your cars must be checked in by our race officials on Friday, Jan 10.  Bring cars, tools, weights, and whatever else you might need on Friday for last minute tweaks.  “Pit tables” will be available for you and your scout(s). Cars will be weighed on an official, calibrated scale.  All cars must be turned in for inspection and registration Friday night by 8:00 PM. After cars are turned in, they will be impounded overnight prior to the race.  No modifications are permitted on race day.

Scouts do not need to be present when his car is turned in. Contact Jeff McLean to turn your car in before Friday if you can't make it by the check-in deadline.

Important Note: Scouts are required to wear their uniforms on race day. Any car that does not comply with the rules, WILL still be allowed to race, but cannot win a trophy or advance to the District Race in April.

All Cars Check In
Friday, January 10
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Hugo American Legion Post 620
5383 140th St. N.
Hugo, MN

Pinewood Derby - Race Day
Saturday, January 11

Hugo American Legion Post 620
5383 140th St. N.
Hugo, MN

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your race time.

  • 10:00am - Webelos 2
  • 10:20am - Webelos 1
  • 10:40am - Bears
  • 11:00am - Wolves
  • 11:40am - Adults / Open Class
  • 12:00pm - Tigers
  • 12:30pm - Siblings
  • 12:45pm - Lions
  • 1:15pm - Top Speed Performer’s Run Off (from each group)
  • 1:30 track dissasembly and cleanup (your help needed)

Come just for your Scout’s race or attend the full Race Day.

The top 3 racers in each Scout Group will qualify to represent Pack 151 and participate in the District Pinewood Derby in April, 2014 as well as compete in the Top Performer Run-off at the end of the Day.  If the Scout wishes to leave prior to the Run-off race, they will be allowed to take their car with them or can leave it with a friend.

Volunteers Needed

This is a big once-a-year event. It requires the help of many volunteers in all areas.  “Race Official” Volunteers are requested to help run the race event, including running the track software, moving cars around from Pit Area to starting block and back to pit area.  We also will need Snack Bar Volunteers to sell and dispense food.  Please come early before your scout’s race or stay after to help out.  Efforts will be made to ensure Race Officials and Snack Bar Volunteers will be able to “spectate” during their Scout’s races.

Please contact Jeff McLean, our Pinewood Derby Coordinator if you can help out.

We could use your help anytime between 12:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Friday, setting up the track, check-in area, and snack bar. We will be opening the track for testing during the inspection time from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM. I will need 3 more volunteers for this time frame.

We need your help! To volunteer, please email Jeff McLean at

Uniforms Required

Your son must be wearing his “Class A” uniform on Saturday including shirt, neckerchief, and slide. Scout hats and belts are optional for this event. Scout uniforms will be inspected prior to their race.  Scouts not in uniform cannot win a trophy. Uniforms are not required on Friday.