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