Greater Saint Louis Area Council - Council Pinewood Derby 2023

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Council Pinewood Derby 2023

Event Details

Inaugural Council Pinewood Derby - Celebrating 70 years of pinewood car racing!

Join us on the morning of Saturday, April 29 at World Wide Technology Raceway for a council wide competition and other fun. 
Sponsored by the generocity of WWT Raceway Gives

For all Cub Scouts, and a league for Scouts BSA and Venturing to compete!    Don't miss this grand time!  

The Pinewood Derby is one of the highlights of a Cub Scout's year and great memories for older Scouts.  This event will bring Scouts from across the council to have some fun as they race their cars to see who has the fastest one.  

This event is open to ALL Cub Scouts in the Council, regardless of a Scout's placement at their home Pack's or District race.

More details on the event are found in the attachments with race rules, heat information, and design contest. 
Fee is only $5 per car to enter, all spectators are free.  Please register by April 22.   Youth under 18 must be in the care of a responsible adult.

9:00 am to 2 pm, Scouts will compete by rank in Cub Scouts, and Scouts BSA and Venturing will have a separate competition.  
WWT Raceway 
700 Raceway Blvd.
Madison, IL 62060

After April 22nd, Scouts will be sent instructions on race day details and the time their car will race.   The first 250 Scouts will be guaranteed a commemorative patch and a display case for their car.   A drawing is available to win a Soap Box Derby Car and the chance to compete in the St. Louis Race on The Hill in June 2023.  

There will be displays to check out while at the track and watch university students test some innovative car designs.  Concessions will be available throughout the event.   The go-kart track may be available to try at an extra fee.    

Trophies (1st, 2nd, & 3rd) will be given out and to the top 20% racers, and for the top 3 in the Scouts BSA / Venturing league. 

There will also be trophies presented to the winners of the design contest - Pinewood 70th Anniversary, Most Realistic, Novel Design, Patriotic Spirit, Kid Did, Classic Design, Scouting Spirit, and Judge's Special.    


Special Scout ticket offer for this year’s Enjoy Illinois 300 NASCAR Cup race on Sunday, June 4.  Adults will receive 15% off NASCAR $80 Front Stretch tickets Sections 1-14 ($69.45) or $71 Front Stretch Section 13 ($60.95) tickets. Youth tickets for kids 12 and under are $20 plus a $4 handling fee.  Please note, youth tickets must be purchased with an adult ticket. Parking is included in the ticket cost. The 2022 race was sold out, so tickets are available on a first come first served basis. Use promo code SCOUT1 and click to order tickets:

Join us for some racing fun and we will see you at the track!

For adult racing excitement, check out the PINTWOOD DERBY on April 20th!!

Thanks for supporting the Scouting program in Greater St. Louis...   I CAN DO THAT!

When & Where
Council Pinewood Derby 2023
Saturday 04-29-2023 9:00 AM CT to 2:00 PM CT Past
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