The Pinewood Derby Chair organizes one of the most popular events of the scouting year. They are responsible for assembling a team and a plan to deliver a well run and fun day of activities. They can organize behind the scenes or be front and center depending on the style of the person.


  • Assemble a team of volunteers to run the Derby including: concessions, race officials, master of ceremonies and other race day activities.
  • Reserve space for the Derby and the weigh in days.
  • Confirm a date and location for a Pinewood Derby Workshop
  • Arrange for the purchase and sale of Pinewood Derby cars
  • Review and publish the Pack Rules for the derby. Ensure all cars meet those rules.
  • Order trophies for race day
  • Direct setup of the gym on the Friday before the event

Time Requirement

October Planning – 2 hours
November Planning – 2 hours
December Planning – 2 hours
Workshop Day – 2 hours
Race Week – Thursday 90 minutes, Friday 90 minutes, Race day