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District Pinewood Derby

District Pinewood Derby (Cub Scouts BSA):
The pinewood derby is a racing event for unpowered, unmanned miniature cars. With the help of adults, Cub Scouts build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles.

The track usually has two to eight lanes and slopes down to the ground, since the cars are powered by gravity. The race is run in heats, giving every car the chance to run on each lane. The racers can be grouped with others from the same rank (Tiger Cubs, Wolf Cubs, Bear Cubs, etc.).

First, second, and third-place winners usually receive ribbons, medals, or trophies. There are also awards on the basis of car design or styling.


Chain Bridge District’s 2020 Pinewood Derby information is coming soon! Be on the lookout for information in CubMail and Round-Table Documents. Once the information is out, it will be posted here as well!