Pinewood Derby

Pack 108
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 are provided to Scouts at December pack meeting (if recharter dues are paid by Dec 5th)
  • Work Shop – Bethelwoods Camp on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 9am to 12pm.
  • Test N Tune – Tuesday, Feb 25, 2020 – The track will be set up so cars can be tested.  
  • Impound Night – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Cars are measured, weighed, named and impounded.
  • Race Day! – Saturday, March 7, 2020

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 give 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