Three Rivers Pine Wood Derby 2024

Pinewood Derby
Three Rivers District Championship Race
Saturday, March 23, 2024

Location: ChristChurch Presbyterian 510 S Tibbs Rd, Dalton, GA 30720

Three Rivers Pinewood Derby Championship Race

Saturday, March 23, 2024

The District Pinewood Derby Championship is open to all Cub Scouts who are registered with the NWGA BSA Council. This is an open invitation to all scouts, with no Pack qualification requirements.

There will be seven divisions for both Race and Show: Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos, Arrow of Light, and Family. The Family division is open to members of the Scout's immediate family including all parents, grandparents, and siblings. A Grand Champion race will be run as the last event with the top 3 cars in each Scout division qualifying for the Grand Champion Finals. The Family division is excluded from the Grand Championship. Attached are the Three Rivers District PWD rules.

The entry fee will be $10 per car entry into Race and Show for your division. Trophies will be given for placing 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in all divisions for Race, and 1st place for Show. Cars will automatically be entered in both categories, Race and Show. Each participant is allowed only one entry.

Race Category: Each division will race a round robin style format with each Scout racing twice on each of the 4 lanes. Electronic timers will be used. The fastest 7 of the 8 runs will be totaled to score the competition.

Show Category: The cars will be judged with a PWD Show Judging Rubric using the criteria of creativity/originality 20pts, workmanship/craftsmanship 20pts, appearance/finish 20pts, and scout influence/effort 40pts. An independent third party will judge, who will have no prior knowledge of the cars or the Scouts.

Check in/Registration will begin at 9AM for Lions, Tigers, and Wolves, and 10:30AM for Bears, Webelos, Arrow of Light, and Family. Plan to check in at least 45 minutes before your rank’s race time. We are grouping divisions for check-in to speed up the timeline. Division racing may be combined to speed up the day.

The Race will start at 10AM with Lions, followed by Tigers then Wolves. Bears will start no earlier than 11:30, followed by Webelos, Arrow of Light, then Family. The Grand Championship will start tentatively at 2:30.

There will be THREE FREE Workshop for Cub Scouts and their parents with no registration required.  A parent must attend with their child.  This workshop will help you build your car and get it race ready.  The workshops will be held on: 

The Workshop are for constructing and building cars.  Power tools and instruction tips will be available for cutting out cars, weight placement, polishing axles, and preparing wheels.

For further information contact: Randy Russell (706) 913-5932 cell or Tammy Burek (706) 980-0375 cell.

Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. at Chatsworth First Methodist Church hosted by Chad Pannell

Saturday, February 17 at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Mount Vernon Methodist Church hosted by Beverly Amon.

Sunday, February 25 at 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at ChristChurch Presbyterian hosted by Connor Chitwood.

Please bring your own lunch (if needed), snacks and drinks.



File Name Description
Three Rivers Pinewood Derby Flyer Download
Three Rivers Pinewood Derby Rules and Regulations Download