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11.Allow about 1 1/2 hours, plus 2 minutes for each additional Cub Scout over the quantity of 30.

These decisions are assuming a race derby is scheduled but can be adapted to any derby the pack decides to hold.

Each pack sets their own rules and race as they see fit.  This may be the only time that a parent gets involved with their child so encourage parent participation in your pack.  SET AND KEEP RULES AND RACE AS FAIR AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE INVOLVED.

Some boys might not have the opportunities and resources to make their race derby entry.  About a month ahead of time, it is a good idea to have a time and place set aside for the boys to come and work on their entries.

Awards Structure

Each boy should receive an award or other memento of his participation in the derby.  Winners could be presented with medals or trophies.  Multipurpose award ribbons, trophies and numerous Cub Scout gift items are available at your local Scouting distributor or use your imagination.

Some ideas for winners could be:

Pack ChampionsDen ChampionsTheme

1st Place1st PlaceBest by Cub

2nd Place2nd PlaceBest paint job

3rd Place3rd PlaceMost unusual

Best detail

Judges award

Cubmobile Or Pushmobile Derby

Planning for a Cubmobile or Pushmobile Derby should begin several months before the race date.  The cars for each derby are built the same.  The only difference is you do not use the starting ramp with the Pushmobile.  The power comes from the Cub Scouts.

Each den builds its own Cubmobile, with dads or other adults helping to supervise the construction.  Each pack family should be furnished with an information sheet listing the rules, awards, procedures, building specification, date, time and place.  This will help prevent any misunderstandings.

Cubmobile Or Pushmobile Building Specifications


One of the best locations is a fairly flat parking lot that is not used on the day of your scheduled event.  Schools, churches, or parking areas of an abandon shopping center make an excellent track.  Be sure and get permission before scheduling your event.  The lanes should be roped off and marked with chalk so boys will know where they are to drive.

Crossing over from one lane to another will happen, especially with inexperienced drivers.  Boys should be instructed to stay within their own lanes.  Judges should observe entire race for any fouls.


The following is a diagram of a suggested Pushmobile track:

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