Pinewood Derby

SY 2022-2023


Special Thank You to Vincelli Insurance Agency for supporting Cub Scouts and the Pinewood Derby this year!

2021 Race Results!

Watch the 2021 Pinewood Derby races and find out the winners!

Our great Pinewood Derby event will be held on Saturday, March 4th at Blackhawk Middle School’s cafeteria.

Car Kits

Car kits will be handed out at Pack meetings or available at the Cubmaster's house. Kits will be free this year for Pack 455 scouts and available for purchase for $5 for siblings, friends, and parents.

Car Building

There are many great online resources to help you achieve your need for speed.

Car Drop Off Details

  • By request. Contact the pack email.

  • Friday, March 3, 6:30 - 8 pm - Cubmaster's House

  • Saturday, March 4:

    • Sign-up Genius for car turn-in (Coming Soon)

    • All cars need to be checked in by 10:30AM


  • 10:30-11 AM Scout voting. Each scout will vote on the best car design in their group.

  • 11 AM-1 PM Scout racing

  • 1-2:00 PM Open racing

  • 2:00 PM Awards Ceremony


Black Hawk Middle School

March 4, 2023



Main Event:

10:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Pack Specific Rules

  • Official scout uniform is preferred. There will be a uniform inspection opportunity at the derby.

  • Pack 455 will follow the official rules provided by the Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America found here.

  • Each car will race 3 times.

  • Cars not turned in at the weigh-in will not be eligible to race.

  • Cars that leave the track during a race are eligible for one re-run. If the car leaves the track a second time, no re-run will be allowed. If a car leaves the track because of another car striking it, the car that was struck will be re-run.


  • Top Racers: The top ten cars will receive trophies, based on the top average speed of three runs. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken by the fastest single run.

  • Best in Rank: One scout from each rank will also win an award based on the Scout's Rank members voting

  • Design: Best Paint Design

  • Design: Most Patriotic

  • Design: Fastest Looking

  • Design: Best Fuel Economy

  • Design: Best Animated

  • Design: Most Realistic

  • Design: Most Colorful

  • Design: Best Scout Theme

  • Design: Best Book Theme

  • Design: Best Animated Theme

  • Design: Best Space Theme (Realistic)

  • Design: Best Space Theme (Fantasy)

  • Design: Best Mythological Theme

  • Design: Best Medieval Theme

Open Class

The top 5 racers will win a trophy. The best design and the most colorful open cars will win a medal. Anyone can race in this class. Parents, Siblings, or Friends can test their car building skills and see how they do on the track. If you need a car kit, they are $5 per kit.

Cozy Cub Cafe Concessions:

We will have a concession stand open during the race with hot dogs and bratwurst. The money raised from the concession stand is used to cover the cost of the Pinewood Derby room rental and awards.