Pinewood Derby

Let's Get Ready to Race!


The annual Pinewood Derby provides a great opportunity for scouts and their adult partner(s) to work together and create a racing masterpiece. Outside of using power tools, we encourage parents to let their scout work on a much as the car as possible (drawing the design/template, sanding the wheels, hammering in the axles, painting the car, etc.). Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

We run heats for each den, plus an open division for guests (which includes siblings, parents, and leaders). New this year, we will also have a heat for our local Girl Scout troop. The winners of each den compete against each other in the finals for a chance to participate in the national derby.

Any car that will participate in the derby must be presented at the weigh-in. There are no exceptions, as each car must be entered into the scheduling and scoring computer in time for race day!

The 2018 Pinewood Derby is now behind us. Here are some overall stats from this year's race:

The schedule for the 2018 Pinewood Derby was as follows:

Car WorkshopJan 19, 20186:00pm - 8:00pmCommunity Center
Car Weigh-InJan 26, 20185:30pm - 8:30pmPepperell VFW
Pinewood DerbyJan 27, 20189:00am - 12:00pmPepperell VFW

Need some inspiration when building your car? Check out these sample templates »

Before you start, be sure to review our Pinewood Derby Rules (these will be updated for 2019!)