2023 Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is one of the highlights of the scouting year.  Everyone gets excited about entering a car in the Pinewood Derby.  The event is a great opportunity for scout and parent to spend time together on a fun project.

Pinewood is funded solely by fall popcorn sales.

If this is your first time, you might feel a little lost but do not worry.  You will find a source of help in our Scout leaders and from adults with previous derby experience.

Important Pinewood Derby Events (specific dates to come)

  • Car kits were provided to Scouts at December pack meeting. New Scout will receive them once pack dues are paid. 
  • Workshop at Home Depot – Date TBD – Bring your car to have it cut and sanded by volunteers.
  • Test N Tune – Tuesday March 7,2023:  The track will be set up so cars can be tested.  
  • Impound Night Tuesday March 14, 2023:  Cars are measured, weighed, named and impounded.
  • Race Day! Saturday March 18, 2023 (This is a date change from originally being March 25th. There was a schedule conflict with Fellowship Hall that required the Pack to shift it 1 week earlier.)

Trophies and Design Awards

Trophies will be awarded to the first, second and third-place speed finishers in each rank and over-all for the Pack.  

Design Awards are typically given for the following but may change from year to year.
∗ Best of Show
∗ Best Automobile
∗ Best Truck
∗ Blue & Gold
∗ Craftsmanship
∗ Most Creative
∗ Most Patriotic
∗ Scouter Award

One Response

  1. Ryan Hamel says:

    Yes, the dates above are correct. Originally the Pinewood Derby was scheduled for March 25th but due to scheduling conflicts with Fellowship Hall the Pack had to shift the date 1 wk earlier.

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