Ten Steps to a Successful Pinewood Derby

STEP 4: Purchase Kits

Purchase kits ahead of time in quantities of eight for a price break, and distribute them at least one month prior to Derby night.

Pinewood Derby kits can be purchased (or ordered) at your local Scout Distributor store, through the BSA catalog. Check the current BSA catalog for the prices.

Official Pinewood Derby kits must be used for all cars to make the contest fair for all. The official kit contains the following:

  • One block of wood
  • Four plastic wheels
  • Four axle nails
  • Decals
  • Kit basic instructions

PineCar Company pre-cut designs, show wheels, and axles (available at many hobby and craft stores) are not allowed. All other PineCar Company add-ons (such as decals, drivers, exhaust pipes, etc.) are acceptable.

Extra replacement wheels and axles are also available with the kits. They come in packages of five. It is a good idea to have some of these handy.

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