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2018 Pinewood Derby

2018 Pinewood Derby

Golden Arrow holds an annual Pinewood Derby District Championship for the cub scout winners from each of the district's Packs.

This event is an exciting time for both the boys and the district.  Come check out the races!!

2018 Plano Pinewood Derby

Our District Pinewood Derby event will be held Saturday, April 14, 2018.  The top 3 scouts in each rank (Webelos II and Liions included) are eligible to participate in the race.  Please talk with your cub scouts and parents to ensure they are aware of this event. 

Be sure to share the Pinewoood Derby rules with your Pack. The derby will be located at the Classic BMW showroom at 6800 Dallas Parkway. The races will start at noon. 

For More information please contact David Smart at aspexige@gmail.com

We also are in need of volunteers for weigh-in and the race.  Please have at least one person from your pack volunteer.


Inspection: Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 1:00am-4:00pm @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2401 Legacy Dr

Race Schedule: Saturday, April 14,2018 Classic BMW 6800 Dallas Parkway


What is Pinewood Derby?

pinewood derby cars

Pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts held annually just after the Winter break.  Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles.

You can get a Pinewood Derby kit at your local scoutshop.

Visit pinewoodderby.org or pinewood derby on wikipedia for more information.

Fun Facts

  • A fast Pinewood Derby® car can reach a speed of nearly 20 miles per hour. Pretty good for a little block of wood! 
  • If a Pinewood Derby® car racing down the track was enlarged to the size of a real automobile, it would be speeding at more than 200 miles an hour. That's fast! 
  • The first Pinewood Derby® was run in 1953 at the Manhattan Beach Scout House near Los Angeles when Cubmaster Don Murphy introduced the idea to Pack 280C. 
  • Over the years, Cub Scouts have built close to 100 million Pinewood Derby® racers. That's a lot of cars!