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
- 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.)
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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