Pinewood Derby

ARE YOU READY TO RACE? It’s time to get winner-circle-ready! It’s simple – draft up your dream car, grab the kit and accessories to build your dream into a reality, and RACE! The Heritage Trails District Pinewood Derby is the pinnacle of all Derbys, open to all Cub Scouts within the Heritage Trails District, as well as their siblings and parents/guardians. This year’s spectacle will take place on March 11 from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church (45 First Avenue, Red Lion, PA 17356).

What happens?

Scouts will compete against other Scouts from across the district of their level of rank…racing it out to compete for the chance of winning first prize. Rules for your pinewood derby car and the races can be found below. You can “register”/check in your car on March 10 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 PM or on March 11 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Scouts and families will get to compete in three different categories:

Pinewood Races

  • For Scouts Lions through Arrow of Light
  • $6.00 per Scout
  • Scouts are asked to wear their Field Uniforms

Outlaw Races

  • For siblings and adults
  • $5.00 per participant

Demolition Derby

  • Open to all participants
  • An additional $5 per participant
  • Special rules can be found below

Need help getting your car ready?

The Heritage Trails District is hosting a Pinewood Derby Clinic at Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 11 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. All supplies (tools, paint, sandpaper, etc.) will be provided…you just need to bring your pinewood derby kit and weights (if you desire). Three two-hour time blocks are available to sign-up and complete your award-winning pinewood derby car. All Scouts must be accompanied by an adult during the entirety of the clinic. This opportunity is also available for siblings wishing to compete in the Outlaw Races. Lock in your spot before it is gone at


2023 District Pinewood Derby Rules
2023 Demolition Derby Rules
District Pinewood Derby Flyer
District Pinewood Derby Clinic Flyer