Pinewood Derby Building Guides

Here is a good list of helpful links to allow you to create your best pinewood derby possible!

http://boyslife.org/hobbies-projects/projects/2952/speed-secrets/




While you are building your racers, keep in mind the inspection rules for this year's race (no changes from previous years).
  • Width – no more than 2 3/4”
  • Length – no more than 7”
  • Weight – no more than 5 ounces
  • Width between wheels – 1 3/4”
  • Clearance between car and track – 3/8”
  • No wheel bearings, washers or bushings.
  • The car shall not ride on springs.
  • Only official Cub Scout Grand Prix Pinewood Derby wheels and axles.
  • Only dry lubricant is permitted.
  • Accessories, such as steering wheels and drivers, are permissible as long as these accessories do to exceed the maximum length, width and weight specifications.
  • The car must be freewheeling with no starting devices.
  • The car must have been made during the current Scout year.
The hobby stores sell some good guides for the checking your car's measurements and a postage scale is perfect for checking the weight. If you want some additonal tips & tricks, feel free to contact some of the more experienced members of our Pack. You can also see http://www.pinewoodderby.org (the official BSA Pinewood Derby site) for all sorts of ideas.