117 S. Academy St., Cary NC

Pinewood Derby

  • History
    Since 1953, over 100 million have been built! (Boy’s Life)
  • Philosophy
    This is an opportunity to work with your scout, and learning and doing together.If the scout does his best, he will end up with something to be proud of.
  • Rules
    Read these carefully, as there are many suggestions you will find are not allowed in our competition.
  • Speed
    A helpful book is “Pinewood Derby Speed Secrets: Design and Build the Ultimate Car” (Amazon).
  • Craftsmanship
    Finishing primer from Boys’ Life (pun intended); patience, perseverance, and attention to detail.
  • Design
    Boys’ Life has galleries of many awesome creations!
  • Resources
    Supplies, tools and ideas can be found at Michaels, Lowes Home Improvement, and many online specialty shops.