Pinewood Derby 2024

Race Day

When: Saturday, February 3rd from 9am-11:30pm

Where: Black and White cafeteria at Felix Festa Middle School

Uniform: Class A with checkered flag neckerchief and race car sliders (if you have them)

A free breakfast of bagels, cream cheese, coffee, tea and juice boxes will be available for all attending Race Day.

"Be Fast... or Look Good Trying"

The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. Then they race the cars in competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every scout can design and build his own "grand prix" car to enter in the race.

Race Day Highlights

There will be two divisions...  

Prizes and Recognition

The Derby is about doing one's best and having fun, so all child participants will be recognized.  But that doesn't mean our race winners won't take home some shiny hardware.  Especially the leaders who battle and fudge and manipulate their way to the oh so awesome victory lane for that oh so elusive glass of milk.

Equal Ground

All entries in the derby will start with the "Official Grand Prix Pinewood Derby Kit" which includes the body, 4 axles, and 4 wheels.  All nine pieces MUST be used before the car can race. The kits will be provided by the pack.  Cars may not exceed 5 ounces in weight and must conform to certain size restrictions and specifications.  Decorating the cars are up to the imagination of the scouts.   

Official Rules

A full copy of all the official rules can be found below.  There are also additional sections on this website which go into further information:

Pinewood Derby 2023 rules.pdf