Pinewood Derby Award Ideas

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One of my readers, Jace, asked about ideas for Pinewood Derby awards.  I thought I would compile a quick resource list for you.  Some of these may have duplicate ideas, but hopefully, they’ll be helpful to you.

Pinewood Derby Cars has a very extensive list of 93 award categories!  My favorites from the list are:  Best TV Show or Movie Themed Car, Best Jungle Car, Most Likely To Be On Front Cover of Motor Trend and Least Wood Left On Car.

Agent Z offers another set of Pinewood Derby award ideas.


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These suggestions were compiled from a forum discussion on the Scouter Network.  Again, there are probably duplicates in the list.

    • Fastest-Looking Car
    • Wildest Looking Car
    • Best Car with a Driver (like a Lego guy)
    • Best Animal Car
    • Best Snack Car (one year a boy did a watermelon car)
    • Best Use of Stickers or Decals
    • Most Patriotic
    • Looks Most Like an Animal
    • Most Colorful
    • Best Paint Job
    • Spirit of BSA Award (used BSA logos, etc.)
    • Good Sport Award (car crashed, etc.)
    • Looks Most Like a Real Car
    • Most Cub Scouting
    • Most Original
    • Fan’s Choice
    • Cubmaster’s Choice
    • Den Chief’s Choice
    • Scouter’s Choice
    • Most Realistic
    • Funniest
    • Wildest Design
    • Special Guest’s choice (teacher, principal, mayor, etc.)
    • Blue Streak (cars that have some blue streaks on them)
    • The Patriots (Patriotic theme)
    • Firebirds (Firebird decals)
    • Silver Lining
    • Best Movie Theme (Batman, Sponge Bob, etc)
    • Spoiler Galore
    • Racer X (cars that look like a racing car)
    • Slim Jim’s
    • Wedgies
    • 4x4s
    • pinewood derby ribbon awardTrucker’s Special
    • Boy Oh Boy! (Boy’s Built)
    • Beginner’s Luck
    • Speed Demons
    • Retro
    • Most Realistic Car
    • Best Use of Legos
    • Best Use of Figurines
    • Best Use of Colors
    • Cartoon Specials
    • Baloo’s Favorite (chosen by Cubmaster)
    • Akela’s Favorite (chosen by Assistant Cubmaster)
    • Pit Crew Favorite
    • Best Fixer-Upper
    • Judge’s Favorite
    • Best Non-car (things like pencils and spaceships)
    • Best Accessories
    • Best Antique Design
    • Best Detail
    • Best Flames
    • Best Funny Car
    • Best Public Safety Car
    • Best Scout Theme
    • Best Shape
    • Best Use of Imagination
    • Best Workmanship
    • Bluest Car
    • Brightest Car
    • Coolest Car
    • Coolest Design
    • Coolest Paint Job
    • Finest Craftsmanship
    • Flattest Car
    • Funniest Car
    • Greenest Car
    • Judge’s Favorite
    • Most Aero-Dynamic Car
    • Most Artistic Car
    • Most Classic-Looking Car
    • Most Colorful Paint Job
    • Most Creative Car
    • Most Creative Use of Materials
    • Most Decals Car
    • Most Futuristic Car
    • Most Humorous Car
    • Most Original Car
    • Most Original Design
    • Most Realistic-Looking Car
    • Most Realistic Paint Job
    • Most Unusual Car
    • Narrowest Car
    • Orangest Car
    • Raciest-Looking Car
    • Racemaster’s Favorite
    • Reddest car
    • Scariest-Looking Car
    • Shiniest Car
    • Sleekest Car
    • Smoothest Finish
    • Sportiest Car
    • Sportiest Looking Car
    • Strangest Shape
    • Tallest Car
    • Thinnest Car
    • Yellowiest Car

What are some of the Pinewood Derby awards you present?

Yours in Scouting,

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4 thoughts on “Pinewood Derby Award Ideas

  1. Jace McConnell

    Fantastic that’s exactly what I’m looking for. We appreciate the extra award ideas. Thanks for all you do for scouting.

  2. Athena C.

    Thanks for the fun ideas! We added a “Best Brakes” medal for the slowest car this year and it went over very well with the first-timers.

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