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, parents should let their scout work on as much of 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, an open division for guests (which includes siblings, parents, and leaders), and a division for our local Girl Scout troops. The winners of each den compete against each other in the finals for a chance to participate in the national derby.

Mandatory Weigh-In

Every 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!


Our Pinewood Derby schedule is as follows. Please plan to remain for the duration of the event.

Car WorkshopJan 17, 20206:00pm - 8:00pmCommunity Center - Downstairs
Car Weigh-InJan 24, 20206:00pm - 8:00pmPepperell VFW
Pinewood DerbyJan 25, 20208:45am - 12:00pmPepperell VFW


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

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

2019 Stats

The 2019 Pinewood Derby is now behind us. Here are some overall stats from this year's race: