PW Derby Car from past year in Cub Scouts Posted February 27, 2019 1 hour ago, FireStone said: Why would there be a rule that disallowed family members from helping? The whole intent of the derby is that it is a collaborative project, it's not supposed to be done entirely by just a scout, nor is it supposed to be done by just a parent/guardian. I would think that a car build should have as many people involved as the scout wants. Sorry, I didn’t mean to say they were questioning the legality of getting help from a relative. They were questioning something else on the car, but I didn’t think it relevant to get into the specifics. The point I meant was that I am the leader and one of the people checking in cars. I found myself in the uncomfortable position of trying to defend my son’s car (that I didn’t even actually build). My point was that it gave me a look into what it is like to be on the other side of it. I appreciated the comments here that said they greatly simplified the Derby rules and tried to remove the focus off the rules. I have been doing this a long time. Most every year has been great and fun, but occasionally there is a bad apple that get too competitive. The comments here have helped me to form a “policy” going forward when there is a questioning of the rules.