National Capital Area Council - Old Dominion District Pinewood Derby 2023

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Old Dominion District Pinewood Derby 2023

Event Details

What: 2023 Old Dominion District Pinewood Derby

When: March 25, 2023 (Saturday). Racing starts at 10:00am and will continue until early-mid afternoon

Where: Annandale United Methodist Church, 6935 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003 (In-Person)

Who: All Cub Scouts, including Lions, and anyone can participate in the Open Race

Registration Cost: Regular fee is $12 per car by Friday, March 24th at Noon. Late fee after that time is $15 per car. 

Sponsor: Pack 150, Annandale United Methodist Church.

Can I register on my own, or must the Pack register as a unit?

Speed and Show - One Pack Representative from each pack is responsible to register all cars for the Pack. No individual registrations will be accepted. To get the password, have your Pack Representative contact Beckman Hollis, Pinewood Derby Chair, at e: or c: (703) 927-2457.

Open Race - Individual registrations are allowed.

Registration Categories: (each car may be registered into one category only)

Speed - Packs may enter 3 overall winners per pack, plus 2 cars per den for speed competition. 

Show - Packs may enter 3 overall winners per pack, plus 2 cars per den for show. 

Open Race - Anyone (other Cub Scouts, Scout BSA, dad, sister, etc.) may enter a car for the open race.  

When must cars be taken to Annandale United Methodist Church?

Speed and Show - A Pack Representative from each participating pack brings all of their pack’s cars for the derby to the AUMC on Friday, March 24th between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Cars in the speed competition will compete in heat times that will be announced after check in concludes on Friday, so that Scouts and their families can come on Saturday, 26 March, at the times of their heats to watch their car race.  The Pack Representative should be present for the entire duration of the race and will take their Pack's cars and awards home with them.

Open Race - Cars may be delivered to AUMC on Friday, March 24th from 5:30pm - 8:00pm, or, Saturday, March 25 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

What are the exact race times on Saturday? 

After all registrations are in, a timeline will be developed for each race with a No Earlier Than time so you know when to show up for your race, including the times for the final championship race and Show awards. This timeline will be emailed to the Pack Representative and individual Open Race particpants no later than 9am that Saturday morning. 

Will there be other activities or food available?

Yes, other fun activities related to the PWD will be provided during the day. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase. 

Will there be trophies?

Speed - trophies will be given for each Speed race by den for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. There will also be trophies for the championship Speed race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. No car will receive more than one trophy. For instance, if the 1st Place Bear Den winner comes in 3rd in the championship Speed race, they will get the 3rd Place championship trophy only.

Show - A trophy will be given for the best in each category (Most Creative, Best Scout Design, Most Patriotic, Best Race Car Design, Best Craftsmanship).

Open Race - Trophies will be given based on place. 

Are there rules for cars?

Yes, the official rules must be followed in order to be in the Speed category - see attachment. If your car is not passed as compliant with the rules, it can still be raced in the Open Race category. 


If you have questions, or need to get the password as a Pack Representative, contact Beckman Hollis, Pinewood Derby Chair, at e: or c: (703) 927-2457


When & Where
2022 ODD Pinewood Derby
Annandale United Methodist Church
Saturday 03-25-2023 9:00 AM ET to 3:00 PM ET Past
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