Every year more than a million Cub Scouts and adult partners team up to participate in a Pinewood Derby®, a tradition that goes back generations. As a coach and a Cub Scout design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the car, a bond of partnership is created. This is at the heart of the event's success. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!
Pack 131 Pinewood Derby Tips - These tips will help you build a great Pinewood Derby car!
Download the full Pack 131 Pinewood Derby Rules. The specifications below will be strictly adhered to for the Pinewood Derby. These rules supersede the rules that were provided in the Pinewood Derby kit. These rules apply for both the Scout Race and Siblings Race. A summary of the rules is here:
Each year we also have an Outlaw Race. There are only three rules in an Outlaw Race. Anything else is legal! Additional pinewood derby cars will be available for purchase for the Outlaw and Siblings Races.
While the exhilaration of the actual race lasts only moments, the Pinewood Derby® experience lasts a lifetime. The benefits, for Cub Scout and adult, are discovered through the derby process itself: strengthening bonds, sharing responsibility, developing teamwork, learning new skills, exercising creativity, building sportsmanship, and making new friends.
Racing in the Pinewood Derby® creates a bond between a Cub Scout and all those who have raced before, as well as those who will follow to participate in this same tradition. Walk up to any BSA—youth or adult; if he or she participated in a derby, their memories will resemble those of all other participants in the history of the event.