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. If you have not received a Pinewood Derby Car, please contact Ashely Davidson.
  • Test N Tune – Tuesday March 7,2023:  The track will be set up so cars can be tested.  
  • Impound Night Tuesday March 14, 2023 6:30-8:00pm:  Cars are measured, weighed, named and impounded. Please bring them in a box with your name on them.
  • Race Day! Saturday March 18, 2023 10:00am -2:00pm  (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.
∗ Pit Crew Favorite
∗ Best Non-Car
∗ Best Paint Job
∗ Blue & Gold (Cub Scout Spirit)
∗ Good Sport 
∗ Looks like an Animal 
∗ Most Aerodynamic 
∗ Most creative use of Materials
∗ Most Original
∗ Most Realistic Looking

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