Every year over a million Cub Scouts participate in a Pinewood Derbies around the world, a tradition that goes back generations.
Cub Scouts and their adult "assistants" work together to design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race their cars, a bond of partnership is created. For Cub Scouts the Pinewood Derby build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!
Webelos & Bears receive Pinewood Derby car kits through their Den Leaders. Kits include wheels, axles, and a wooden block—everything you need to get started. Please click here to download a complete information list.
Think about your dream car, what you'll name it, and how you’ll build and decorate it.
Learn about Derby requirements and check out some tested Design Tips on our site.
Consider the competition categories and let your creativity and personality shine through!
2015 Design Categories:
– Best Scout spirit – Most Creative – Most Patriotic (USA or other home country) – Most Silly/Funny – Most Colorful – Most Futuristic – Most Scary – Most Innovative – Most Ecofriendly … Be CREATIVE & HAVE FUN!
Pinewood Derby 2016 Logistics & Rules
Pinewood Derby Rules & Fact Sheet Click to download this important information. All Pinewood Derby cars NEED TO FOLLOW these rules. Otherwise, the cars may be disqualified.
Volunteering Opportunities: 1) Set-Up: We need as many parents as we can get!! 2) Registration and Triage Tables: We need parents helping with supervision of our triage table to make sure that tools used for last minute repairs, changes and additions are handled safely. Volunteers for registration are to make sure all cars are following Pinewood Derby rules. 3) Food Sales: We need parents to help set up the table for the food sales at 11:00 am on the day of the race. We also need two parents per hour to help us with sales and cash handling. 4) Baked Good Donations: We are looking for baked goods, lemonade, popcorn and others to be delivered at the food sales table and ready for sale at no later than 11:00 on the race day. 5) Run the race: We are looking for an MC to help during all races. Also two to three parent volunteers to help us mote the cars from registered table to track, and line up cars on track between races. 6) Award Table: We need at least 2 parents to help us set up the trophies a their table and prep them to be handed over to all Cub Scouts. 7) Clean Up: We need all hands we can get to help us clean up and store all race elements for next year's race.