Pinewood Derby

November 14, 2021 (TBD Times) @ North Star Museum of Boy Scout & Girl Scouting
$10 Race Entry Fee (covers space & track rental plus prizes)
(optional) $20 official Pinewood Derby Car Kit plus time at the MN Tool Library to build your car

 

Think like an engineer and build a fast car to race at our Pinewood Derby on November 14th!  

Daisies can earn their Mechanical Engineering: Model Car Badge
Brownies can earn their Mechanical Engineering: Race Car Badge
Juniors can earn steps 3 - 5 of the Automotive Design Badge
Cadettes can earn their Woodworker Badge

Adults - bring your winning cars out of retirement for an adult "retro" race!

MN Tool Library Session Options (plan to spend an hour and a half building your car) on 10/2, 10/30 and 11/6.  Times are being finalized.

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What is a Pinewood Derby?

The Pinewood Derby is an event that allows girls to build and race their own cars down a track.  The track has 6 lanes and each car participates in 6 heats - one for each lane - against other cars.  It is a timed event so the fastest times win.   Check out Eagan Service Unit's 2021 Derby to get a feel for how a race works.

The Cars

Cars are weighed and inspected prior to the Derby to make sure they meet Derby guidelines.  

Do you need help building a car?  We're arranging workshops with the Minnesota Tool Library to learn how to build them.  Workshop dates are scheduled for 10/2, 10/30, and 11/6.  Times are being finalized.

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