pinewood_derby_logo_0At Johnson’s we have all the supplies you’ll need to be this years Derby Champion!

Join the ranks of millions of Cub Scouts who have stood in the derby winner’s circle.

Cub Scouts just like you have been building their own cars and competing in Pinewood Derby® events since 1953! At the heart of this event’s success is the process itself – bonds are strengthened as the Cub Scout partners with a parent or adult mentor to design, carve, paint, weigh, refine, and race the car. In addition, Cub Scouts build confidence and take pride in their own growing skills and hard work. So enjoy the ride!



  1. Width shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches.
  2. Length shall not exceed 7 inches.
  3. Weight shall not exceed 5 ounces.
  4. Axles, wheels, and body shall be from the materials provided in the kit.
  5. Wheel bearings, washers, and bushings are prohibited.
  6. No lubricating oil may be used. Axles may be lubricated with powdered graphite or silicone.
  7. The car shall not ride on any kind of spring.
  8. The car must be free-wheeling, with no starting devices.
  9. No loose materials of any kind are allowed in the car.

Need help? Click here to visit the Official Pinewood Derby website for step-by-step directions.


To ensure the highest level of success and fun in your Pinewood Derby® experience, make safety your top priority. David Meade, author of Pinewood Derby® Speed Secrets, offers useful guidelines for maintaining safety:

  1. Gather your safety essentials: dust mask, goggles, and latex gloves.
  2. Wear eye protection at all times.
  3. Monitor Cub Scouts’ use of tools.
  4. Wear dust mask when appropriate.
  5. Work in a well-lighted and well-ventilated area.
  6. Consider wearing gloves when using sharp tools.
  7. Do not wear loose-fitting clothing.
  8. Do not melt lead; handle lead with care.
  9. Follow all safety rules and precautions listed on the tools and products you use.
  10. Keep your work area clean and organized.

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