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Pinewood Derby 2019-20 Rules and build specs


Car Build Rules and Specifications:

Width - 2 3/4"

Length - not to exceed 7"

Weight - Not over 5 Ounces

Width between wheels - 1 3/4"

Bottom clearance between car and track 3/8"

No Weights on the bottom of the car unless they are flush mounted to the car.

GRAPHITE may be applied at home on axles, you cannot bring Graphite into the firehouse.

Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles are permitted.

Pre-made store bought cars can race, but will not be judged for awards.

 (cars should be built by Scouts with parental guidance)

All cars must have the assigned racing number visible on the car.

Cars must meet all specifications above will not be eligible to be judged or raced. 

Please See your Den leader for the official rule guide. 

Speed awards:

Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place overall for pack.

Certificates for  1st and 2nd place at each scout level.

Show and Shine Rules


Scout Choice Awards:



Most Patriotic

Best Scout Theme

Most Original Idea

Best Town Spirit

First place certificate will be awarded for all category’s listed above.

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