The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every boy can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race. Win or lose, Scouts will take pride in having done their best. Scouts learn craft skills, the rules of fair play, and good sportsmanship—things they will remember for life.
Registration will open in January.
What to Bring
- Field or activity (any Scout t-shirt) Scout uniform
- Pinewood Derby car
- BSA Health and Medical form for every participant
- Optional: chair, water, snacks, tool box
All Cubs Scouts will be judged against their own rank. Medals will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, ...... for each rank.
Notice! Please be advised that promotional videotaping/photography may be in progress at any time at an event. Your entrance constitutes your agreement that the district has the right to reproduce your likeness in videography/photography for promotion (e.g., publications, internet, newspaper).
- All participants must be registered or considering registration in Cub Scouts or a sibling of a Scout.
- All Cub Scouts must have a parent or guardian with him at all times. No exceptions!
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The BSA's Commitment to Safety is ongoing and we want you to know that the safety of our youth, volunteers, staff, and employees cannot be compromised. BSA Guide to Safe Scouting policies must be followed and all participants must follow youth protection guidelines at all Scouting events. Highlights include:
- Two-deep leadership on all outings required.
- No one-on-one contact between adults and youth members.
- The buddy system should be used at all times.
- Discipline must be constructive.
Youth Protection Guidelines Guide to Safe Scouting Enterprise Risk Management
For questions, contact the Pinewood Derby chair or district activities chair.