Pinewood Derby

The information below is for the January 2022 Pinewood Derby

Car Kit Pickup

November 9th Pack Meeting is when car kits will be checked out to the scouts.  If you are unable to attend the pack meeting, please contact your den leader to get a kit.

Car Inspection & Check-In

Kaw Prairie Community Church
Friday Evening, January 7th, 2022
Time 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Pinewood Derby Races

Kaw Prairie Community Church
Saturday Morning, January 8th, 2022
Start time 10:00am

Volunteering at the Event

The Pinewood Derby is a big event, so help and support from the parents of the scouts is greatly appreciated.  Below is a sign up form of ways that you can help volunteer at the event.  

Race Day Awards

We want the Pinewood Derby to be a fun event for everyone.  There are several ways that scouts can earn awards at the race.

Every racer will receive a racing participation ribbon.

Overall Fastest Time

There will be a trophy for racers who win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd fastest times in the pack.

Fastest Time Per Den

There will be a metal for racers who win 1st, 2nd, & 3rd fastest times in each den.

Non Race Time Awards

There will be additional trophies for not race time related categories that will be determined by spectator voting. Those categories are below. 

To try and get awards into as many individual scout hands as possible, only one trophy can be awarded to a scout, so no one can win multiple categories.

  1. Best Paint Design
  2. Most Futuristic
  3. Most Original
  4. Most Realistic
  5. Fastest Looking Car
  6. Most Patriotic
  7. Most Unique
  8. Funniest
  9. Most Creative
  10. Sportiest
  11. Most Colorful
  12. Best Workmanship
  13. Scariest Car 
  14. Most Detailed

Rules & Inspections

All scouts in the pack are eligible to build a race a car at the Pinewood Derby.  If you want to have your car eligible for the official races, they must adhere to the rules and guidelines in the document linked below.

Car Building Tips

First time building a pinewood derby car or want to read some tips on how to improve your car’s performance?  Check out these tips.

More Info & Questions?

As we get closer to the event, more information will become available, but if you have any questions about the derby, please contact us.