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 2017
District Cub Scout Race
Saturday April 1st, 2017  
North Carolina Transportation Museum 
    411 South Salisbury Ave  
      Spencer NC 28159  

   Open to all Sapona District Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos 1  
Registration starts at 11:00AM 
Closes at 12:30PM 
Race Starts at 1:00PM 
 Cost: $3 per participant to be paid when registering on race day. 
Patches will be given to Cub Scouts. 
Hotdog lunch and drinks will be available for purchase. 

Sapona District Pinewood Derby Rules apply

See bottom of page for Rules

Trophies awarded for 1 st , 2 nd  and 3 rd  place overall 
1 st , 2 nd  3 rd  place award each den. 

Trophies awarded for Best Scout Theme, Judges Choice, Most 
Original and Racers Choice 

 For more information contact Ann Barber at (434)222-7721
or email at 

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

11:00am-12:30pm Pinewood Derby Registration
1:00pm – 4:00pm Pinewood Derby Rounds

$5 per Cub
Please pre-register - Click Here. You may also register and pay the day of event

This event is open to ALL Cub Scouts.

It is NOT required that you win your District Derby.


Need some
help?  Visit the Pinewood Derby Workshop at the Scouter Research Center - Click Here
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