In search of gold, the men of Alaska raced across the frozen tundra on sleds pulled by dog teams. Scouts will participate as a patrol, with up to eight Scouts, running an expedition to simulated towns and solving practical problems using basic Scouting skills. (Patrols of less than six boys might find great difficulty in certain events.)
Klondike Derby Leader's Guide
Racing in a Cub Scout derby is great fun. You'll get to design your racing vehicle, work with a parent to build it, and see it perform on race day. Win or lose, you'll take pride in having done your best. When you race in a Cub Scout derby, you learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things you will remember all your life.
Pinewood Derby Rules