Pinewood Derby

UPDATED 1/08/17


  • Check-in: Friday, Jan 20, 2017: 7pm-8;30pm
  • Race Day: Saturday, Jan 21, 2017 9am-2pm

The races will be held at the Our Saviors Way Church (corner of Claiborne and Waxpool).  We will start derby car races on the following schedule. Be sure to check this page and email as these times may change due to weather.

  • 9:00 AM      Lions
  • 9:30 AM      Tigers
  • 10:30 AM     Wolfs
  • 11:00 AM    Bears
  • 11:30 AM    Webelos 1
  • 12:30 PM    Webelos 2
  • 1:00 PM      Siblings/Friends/Relatives
  • 1:00 PM      Car tuneup for Pack Championship
  • 1:30 PM      Pack Championship
  • 2:00 PM     Adult Race

Please see the official rules at the bottom of this page.

All races will consist of computer-timed heats. Each car will run eight (4) times – once in each lane. The three fastest cars from each rank (Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelos I and Webelos II) will be in the pack finals and represent Pack 1483 in the Goose Creek District Pinewood Derby. All participants will receive a race patch.

This is a class A uniform event.

This year an event will be held for parents/siblings/relatives of the boys. This event will be an open, unlimited race starting at approximately 1:00 PM.

All Friend/Sibling cars should conform to the same design rules as the Pack, although we will not be as strict in check-in. 1-3rd place medals will be given out.

The pack finals will start at approximately 1:30 PM. The finals will be a 19-car four-race timed event to determine the overall Pack 1483 Pinewood Derby Champion. The three fastest cars from each rank along with the next fastest car from the pack will participate in the pack finals

Design Contest

The categories for the design contest: Most Creative, Most Patriotic, Best Scout Theme and a Judges Choice.. These are pack-wide awards, so are not broken down by rank. Category awards will be determined by the Pinewood committee judges and by our helping Boy Scouts.

Trophies are given to all ranks 1st-3rd, Pack 1st-3rd and for each of the style categories above.

Need some building tips or design ideas! Check out this page on Boys Life Magazine!


Chair Pack1483,
Jan 8, 2017, 2:32 PM
Chair Pack1483,
Jan 8, 2017, 2:32 PM