Ten Steps to a Successful Pinewood Derby

STEP 5: Awards

Determine what awards will be given, and order or make them ahead of time. Awards should be distributed at the Derby to be most effective. They are important recognition, both for building the car and racing. Every entry should receive some kind of award.

Special Pinewood Derby awards can be purchased from your local Scout Distributor or the BSA Catalog. These include Pinewood Derby segments, certificates, ribbons, and trophys. Make sure you use Cub Scout awards and not Boy Scout or Council awards. You can also purchase trophys from sporting goods or trophy distributors. Some quick printing service shops also offer a variety of certificates and duplicating.

Pinewood Derby awards can also be made. These could include certificates, ribbons, neckerchief slides, or a variety of homemade trophies. Award Types:

  • 1st Place Den
  • 2nd, 3rd Place Den (optional)
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place Pack trophies
  • Fastest Wolf, Bear, Webelos (optional)
  • Overall Design (optional)
  • Most Original (optional)
  • Greenest (use your imagination!)

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