Powder Puff Derby is open the Siblings/Friend Class Race . Girl Scouts are elgible for trophies. The 1st place winner of the Sibling class will win a trophy.
Scoring will use the Elapsed Time Method
Grand Prix Race Manager will be used to run the races and calculate time. Each car will race 6 times. Once in each lane, as computer assigns order randomly. The slowest individual race time of 6 races will be dropped. Only the fastest 5 times will be totaled as the Final Time Scored. The record times will be taken at the end of each heat. Final Time Scored will be added together for total overall time. At the end of racing, the fastest 6 cars with the least time will move on the the Final Grand Championship. There is no accounting of individual heat victors. In fact, the second place winner in all of its heats could end up the winner because the first place heat winners could have slow results in other heats. Each racer gets to run on each lane and the slowest time will be thrown out to ensure that one bad run will not affect their overall placement. This method lacks drama and does cause some confusion among the spectators, but it is the most objective way to determine the fastest car.
Final Grand Championship Race -- The fastest 6 cars will Race 6 times, once in each lane for a second time. The Slowest individual race time of 6 races will be dropped. The Totals of the 5 fastest race times will determine the GRAND CHAMPION!, 2nd, 3rd places
Girl Scouts Powder Puff Derby Goals
Sportsmanship and Good Citizenship is taught by following the derby rules and cheering on friends and troop partners as they race against others in the group.
Personal Achievement comes to any girl who picks up a woodworking tool and shapes raw wood into a sleek design. By learning woodworking, she prepares herself to serve in the Girl Scouts service projects.
Family Understanding is enhanced because building a pinewood derby car puts the Scout and family into a close and sometimes intense learning experience over, potentially, many hours.