Pinewood Derby Reference Materials

Pinewood Derby Links

Darin McGrew's Home Page has a great deal of information that he maintains.

Stan Pope has a great Pinewood Derby site at

The Pinewood Derby Info zip file contains several text files plus a compiled basic program that can be used to create heats for a round-robin type of race using Stearns Method. It attempts to let each scout race against either other on alternating tracks. It is an alternative to double elimination, that many packs prefer. Thanks to: Neil Gould (, for this information.


BSA Catalog,
published by the Boy Scouts of America, for prices and information on kits, supplies, and awards.
Cub Scout Grand Prix: Pinewood Derby Guidebook,
published by the Boy Scouts of America, and available from the Scout Service Center or through the BSA Catalog.
The Cub Scout How-To Book,
published by the Boy Scouts of America, for tips on running a Pinewood Derby and plans to build a track.
Formula for Building and Racing,
published by the Pine Car Company, and available at hobby stores.

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