Cub Scouts, start your engines! You can watch Pinewood Derby cars from around the country compete in the National Pinewood Derby 500 at Texas Motor Speedway!

The big race will be this Saturday, Sept. 12, and you can watch it online as part of the BSA’s second installment of Family Fun Fest. The three-hour Facebook Live extravaganza will be jam-packed with cool demonstrations, interviews and giveaways. If you missed the first installment on Aug. 8, you can watch it here.

Not only will the upcoming event include exciting Pinewood Derby races, but you’ll also learn how to yo-yo, craft a Snap Ships spacecraft toy, make a constellation projector, build an archery quiver, construct a birdhouse and create slime. Who doesn’t love slime? The free online event will also feature an interview with an astronaut about his time in space and giveaways from the Scout Shop.

You can RSVP on Facebook or sign up for email updates. Registering is one way to win prizes that will be given away every half-hour Sept. 12, starting at 11 a.m. ET.

Invite your friends and families not currently in Scouting — they can join in the fun while seeing what Cub Scouting is all about.


Cub Scouts serve their communities. They can still serve virtually. Family Fun Fest will have an opportunity to support our nation’s teachers through, a nonprofit organization that funds classrooms and schools. You can give to the organization and youth can write a letter to teachers.

You will have plenty of fun projects to create during Family Fun Fest. You can also learn to build a Snap Ships spacecraft toy. Check this page for a list of supplies, so you can Be Prepared for the big day.

As mentioned earlier, you will have multiple chances to win prizes, including $200 Scout Shop gift cards, Pinewood Derby bundles, hammocks, backpacks, portable batteries, tents and more. You can win by RSVPing on Facebook, tuning in the day of or by completing this Adventure Log, taking a photo of it and posting it on social media with the hashtag #famfunfest.

You can also post a photo of your car on Instagram using the #Pinewood500 hashtag to enter a design competition.

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