Pinewood Derby


The Pinewood Derby is a parent-son project. Please feel free to give guidance and assistance as your Scout builds his Pinewood Derby car. This is a chance for your son to be part of a team and to enjoy the spirit of friendly competition with his peers. This project and event is also an opportunity for your Cub Scout to enjoy the satisfaction of building his own car from the resources provided. 

While everyone is trying to win, it’s always a good idea to remember the Cub Scout Motto "Do Your Best", and some of the basic ideas behind good sportsmanship as they relate to the Pinewood Derby. 

The Three Primary Principles of this Project: 
❖ Scouts learn the design and craft skills necessary to build a car. 
❖ Scouts learn the physics of car-building techniques (within the established rules) needed to compete in the Derby. 
❖ Scouts learn the appropriate personal conduct while participating, winning, and NOT winning in the Pinewood Derby (this is 
called sportsmanship).  

2018 Derby Event Guide 
2015 Official Rules
2015 Design Categories

Cub Scouts race in the following age brackets: Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos.  In addition, there is a Sibling bracket.