Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is a beloved tradition among Cub Scouts. Partnered with a parent or guardian, boys and girls work together in January, strengthening bonds and building confidence – and their own custom race cars!

Pack members start with an official Pinewood Derby Race Car kit, creating a design and carving it from the wood block provided in the kit. They then detail it with paint, decals, and other accessories, and decide on smart strategies to compete in Pack 751’s Pinewood Derby. It’s s a wonderful learning experience centered on teamwork, ingenuity, and sportsmanship – all for the thrill of the race and a lifetime of great memories to share with fellow racers young and old.

Our Cub Scouts meet for Pinewood Derby work days in January. They learn how to safely and properly use tools and shift their imaginations into high gear.  Photo by Patrick Brady














Pack 751 race cars from a past Pinewood Derby. Photo by Billy Kuykendall