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Council Pinewood Derby

Event Details

Race your car in a Council Pinewood Derby Championship race and explore a wide-range of stations at Camp Snyder on October 15, 2022!

The NCAC STEM Committee (and friends!) will host a myriad of stations targeted to Cub Scouts to include robotics, chemistry and physics.  

The Championship race welcomes: winners of a NCAC District championship of the last 2.5 years (2020 - 2022). Didn't place in a district race, but want to compete in the Council Championship? Great! We have a track for you too! Select your choice of race upon registration. 



9:45         checkin

10 - 12     STEM station rotations

[assigned rotations: robotics, chemistry, physics]

12 - 2       Council PWD Championship races + lunch + STEM midway [myraid of demos]

2 - 2:15    Awards Ceremony

2:15 - 3        STEM station rotations

[assigned rotations: robotics, chemistry, physics]



Who can attend?

Cub Scouts. older youth, friends and family --- join us!


Registration Fee:

$15/youth or adult to be in the Council PWD. The registration fee includes racing and competing for design awards, a CWBS STEM participation patch, and a really cool award depending on how fast your car is/its' design! :) 

  • Note: older youth or adults who just want to race in the General Championship race, but who will not participate in the STEM stations may register to race a car for $15. Same goes for Cub scouts who just wish to race in the Qualifying or Open race but who do not wish to participate in the STEM stations, the fee is $15. Please register accordingly!



Rules of the Race: See attachment on the right for detailed rules of the Council Pinewood Derby Championship.

Can I build a new car?: Yes! The scout advances, not the car. Meaning, if you're participating in the Council PWD Championship race as a district winner, you can build a new car!

What if I didn't win in a district race before? You can join us in the general race! Perhaps your district didn't have a PWD in the last couple years, perhaps you're no longer a Cub Scout (maybe a few or more than a few years have passed since you were Cub age...) everyone is welcome to enter a car! We will offer speed and design awards for participants in the general race. 

Covid Guidance: We will follow all Council and local government guidance for covid mitigation. Details will be provided via email by early October.  

May I just race in the PWD and skip the STEM Expo/Camping Palooza? Yes. 

May I just participate in the Camping Palooza and skip the PWD? Yes. 

I can't be there, can I send my car? Yes! Proxy racing is possible. Please mail drop-off your car to the NCAC HQ between October 1 - 12.  

Since we're going to be at Snyder all day... can we camp overnight? Sure! Campsites are available for rent - please email to book your overnight experience. 



Please email 

When & Where
Camp William B. Snyder
Saturday 10-15-2022 10:30 AM ET to 3:00 PM ET
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