Pinewood Derby 2022 Council Rules Released!

Northern Star Council has released the 2022 Council Pinewood Derby Rules!


Council Pinewood Derby Rules
  1. In order to race at the Northern Star Scouting Cub Scout Championship, the participant must satisfy one of the two membership requirements.
    ➢ Registered as a Cub Scout at some point since January 1st, 2022.
    ➢ 5th Grade Cub Scout who bridged (joined) Scouts BSA since September 1st, 2021.
  2. 1.2  For the Northern Star Scouting OPEN Championship, the participants will be divided by age groups

    ➢ Youth under the age of 12 for the Open Youngster Division Between 12 and 18 for the Open Youth Division

    ➢ Between 12 and 18 for the Open Youth Division

➢ Over the age of 18 for the Open Adult Division

Key Highlights

  1. The main body structure(chassis) must be made of wood. The car design may be enhanced by the addition of other stable materials such as plastic or metal. Any additions must be firmly attached, non-moving, and meet car size specifications.

2.2  The car must meet the following specifications:

2.2.1  Width: not to exceed 2 3/4 inches

2.2.2  Length: not to exceed 7 inches

2.2.3  Weight: not to exceed 5.0 ounces on a scale accurate to 1/10 ounce. For scales that have more than a

single digit beyond the decimal point, the maximum weight is 5.0500

2.2.4  Height: not to exceed 3 inches

2.2.5  Clearance: The wheels are the only part of the car allowed to touch the track.

2.2.6  Center rail width: Wheels must clear center guide rails, no less than 1 3⁄4 inches minimum.

  1. Wheelbase: the distance between the center of the front and rear wheel must be no less than 4 inches.
  2. 2.4  Front: the front/leading edge of the car must be no more than 1 inch above the wheel lane of the track and be at least 1⁄2 inch wide at the center of the car. NO NARROW POINTED FRONT ENDS.

Read the full rules online:

Council Pinewood Derby Rules
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