Pinewood Derby

The primary purpose of the Pinewood Derby (PWD) is for the Cub Scout to participate in the construction of a racecar. This is intended to be a family activity that strengthens the Cub Scout’s mental, cognitive, and hands-on skills. Two secondary purposes of the derby are: (1) having fun and (2) providing some healthy competition.

Visit the BSA’s Pinewood Derby page.


Pack 8’s Pinewood Derby has three leagues: Scout, Outlaw, and Legacy. The rules for each of these leagues are outlined in the documents linked below. The Scout League is open only to Scouts while the Outlaw League is open to all adults, scouts, and siblings. All entrants in these leagues may compete for Fastest Car and/or Best Looking. The Legacy League is open to all adults, scouts, and siblings who wish to race a car that has participated in a previous Pinewood Derby. Entrants in the Legacy compete only for Fastest Car.

People’s Choice

New for 2017 is a People’s Choice Competition. Vote for your favorite car! Use any criteria and vote as many times as you’d like. Tickets are available on the day of the race. One ticket = one vote. The car earning the most votes will be the People’s Choice!