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Council Pinewood Derby

Event Details

Race your car in a Council Pinewood Derby Championship race on May 20, 2023!

The Championship race welcomes: winners of a NCAC District championship from 2023. 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. 



10:00          checkin

11 - 1     Council PWD Championship races 

1:30 - 2:00     Awards Ceremony




Who can attend?

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


Registration Fee:

$20/youth or adult to be in the Council PWD. The registration fee includes racing and competing for design awards; and a really cool award (plaque or trophy) depending on how fast your car is/its' design! :) 

Who is eligible?

  • Ranking Cub Scout winners of 2023 District Pinewood Derby races (1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners)
  • Cub Scouts who might not have ranked at a District Race but wish to race in the General Championship/Outlaw Race
  • Older youth or adults who want to race in the General Championship/Outlaw Race
  • Anyone who wants to enter acar in the design competition



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 May.  

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 May 1 - 15. 



Please email 

When & Where
Camp William B. Snyder
Saturday 05-20-2023 10:00 AM ET to 1:30 PM ET Past
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