The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular events in Cub Scouting. Every year more than 2 million boys and parents team up to carve, decorate, weigh, adjust, fret over, and finally race a Pinewood Derby car. The first Pinewood Derby was held in 1953 by Cub Scout Pack 280 of Manhattan Beach, California, and since then about 100 million Pinewood Derby model car kits have been sold. The purpose of the Pinewood Derby is to help the Cub Scout build a team relationship with their parent or helper, experience the sense of accomplishment and the excitement of competition, learn good sportsmanship, and to have fun.

Open to all currently registered Tiger, Wolf, Bear and
1st Year Webelos (4th Grade) Cub Scouts.
A Scout’s primary goal in Pinewood Derby should be to:
  • Work together with a parent on a joint project
  • Acquire a healthy attitude about competition and sportsmanship
  • Become more proficient at woodworking
  • Survive the experience with all ten fingers :-)
 Registration and Inspection

All cars must pass inspection to qualify for the race. Each car must pass inspection by the race officials before it will be allowed to compete. The officials have the right to disqualify those cars that do not meet specifications. Cars not passing inspection for minor infractions, i.e., weight, wheel width, loose body trim, will have an opportunity for re-inspection before close of registration.

Officials decisions are final. The car will be impounded when registered until the races are complete. After being impounded, repairs will be limited to replacement of axles/wheels that are broken/lost during the race. Any other piece of the car that is broken/lost during the race can not be replaced.

Pinewood Derby Race Schedule 2020
District Cub Scout Race

 The event will be April 25th at James River Equipment, across from the Fair Grounds on Julian Rd.  Be sure to register online and if you have any questions please reach out to Alana Rathbun ( our District Pinewood Derby Chairperson.


Race Date: April 25th, 2020
1571 Julian Rd Salisbury NC 28147
Registration starts at 08:00AM
Closes at 09:00PM
Race Starts at 09:30PM
Cost: $5 per Scout
Please register with your Pack.

Open to all Sapona District Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos 1

Last Day To Register
4/18/2020 10:00 AM

Sapona District Pinewood Derby Rules apply

See bottom of page for Rules

Camp John J. Barnhardt
44184 Cannon Rd
New London, NC 28127

When: Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Where: Camp John J. Barnhardt Dining Hall
Time: 9:00am-Noon

Cost: $10.00 (includes ribbon, patch and lunch)

*Bears will be given the opportunity to earn the “Beat of the Drum” elective presented by Itibapishe Iti Hollo Lodge

It is NOT required that you win your District Derby.

2018 Council Pinewood Derby


2018 Pinewood Derby Rules


Contact E-mail,2018-06-03/2390/0/
Last Day To Register
5/17/2018 5:00 PM

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