Category Archives: Pinewood Derby

GNYC Council Pinewood Derby Finals – Save the Date – 28 June 2014

The Greater New York Councils Pinewood Derby finals are to be held 28 June, 2014 at Yankee Stadium.

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners from the Aquehonga district pinewood derby, from Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Jr. &Sr Webelos are invited.

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Aquehonga District Pinewood Derby – February 9 2014

A few changes for the 2014 year:

This year each Scout attendee will receive a commemorative 2014 Pinewood Derby Patch! Oooh, aaah, special!

The Staten Island Mall has moved us to the courtyard outside of the JC Penney store, not in the center court as in years past. Please let  your Scouts know and make announcements during your Den Meetings.

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2013 GNYC Pinewood Derby details announced!

Scout Leaders,

We’re pleased to announce the final details and opening of pre-registration for the 2013 GNYC Pinewood Derby!

This year’s Derby is open to all District First, Second, and Third place winners, and will take place at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 1st!

For all the details, and to sign up, please visit

Thank you,

Justin Rodstrom
Council Program Director
Greater New York Councils, BSA
P: 212.651.2857

‘Fast and Furious’ action at Staten Island’s Pinewood Derby – 10 Feb 2013

[From the Staten Island Advance]

PWD Finish 2013STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.  — They started as rectangular blocks of wood, but Sunday they were shaped into cars that zoomed down a track in the center court of the Staten Island Mall. It was part of an annual tradition most Boy Scouts consider a cherished memory of their youth: The Pinewood Derby.

“All they get, it’s literally a block of wood, a rectangular block of wood,” said Jerry Gross, publicity chair for the Staten Island Council of Boy Scouts. “Then, with an adult, usually a parent, they make a car.”

[Read full article here.]

Pinewood Derby Reminder

The Race is Still On

Hello Race Fans!  Get ready to Start Your Engines!!!

A reminder that the names of the winners from all Cub Scout units should have been sent to Racemaster Rich Hahl ( by now.  A Scout who has not been pre-registered via email by the Cubmaster or his delegate will not be able to race on Sunday with no exceptions.  In other words, a Scout can not just show up and state that they were the Wolf winner of Pack X’s Pinewood Derby race, the information must come from the Cubmaster.

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Pinewood Derby Rules and Updates – 2013

This year the Aquehonga District will change the format of the District Pinewood Derby Race to conform with the Greater New York Councils method of running the race. We are asking ALL Pack’s to do the same.

Each age group (Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Jr. Webelos and Sr. Webelos) will race in
their own bracket.

Each Pack should send five (5) boys, the first place winner from each of the age
groups in the Pack, to the District Finals on Sunday, February 10, 2013. There will be prizes for the FIRST, SECOND and THIRD place winners of the District Race in each age group.

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Updated Pinewood Derby Rules



Bottom Clearance:     – The Pinewood car shall have a minimum of 3/8-inch clearance from the bottom of the car to the underside of the wheels.

Width: – The overall width of the car (wheel end to wheel end) shall not exceed 2 and ¾ inches.

Length:  – The overall length of the car shall not exceed 7 inches.

Weight: – The overall weight of the car shall not exceed 5.0 ounces.  In addition no loose materials shall be allowed on the carAll weight MUST be securely fastened or imbedded in the car.

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Aquehonga Adult Pinewood Derby


New date is being looked into, for 2012.

Saturday, December 3, 2011
Saint Teresa’s Church (Lower Hall)
1634 Victory Blvd

$10 per car
$5 per person

Remember, this is an adult event, and pre-registration is requested.

No limit to entries per person

Hot Dogs and Soda available for purchase

Contact Greg Mustoe

2011 Adult Pinewood Flyer