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How to Make the Best Pinewood Derby Car Ever

Pinewood Derby Guide

I am super excited to tell you about a FREE guide that I'm giving away to everyone who subscribes to my email newsletter!  It's a 12 page guide that will help you create an awesome Pinewood Derby car.  The guide covers topics such as:

  • Knowing the rules before you design your car
  • The parts of your car and how to prepare them for the fastest time possible
  • Drawing your design
  • Cutting out your design (your parents' job, mostly!)
  • Adding weights
  • Painting and decorating your car
  • Installing the axles and wheels
Pinewood Derby car grid template

You'll also find this Pinewood Derby template that you can use to sketch out your design.  Tape the grid to your car to make it easier to cut out.

Included is a handy resource guide with links to lots of information that will help your Cub Scout build an awesome Pinewood Derby car!

To get your copy, all you have to do is sign up for my email newsletter using this form.

Let me know what you think about the guide!

Yours in Scouting,

P.S.  Don't forget to sign up to get your free guide!

Karyn Mcnerney

Saturday 14th of January 2023

Thank you. !

Kimberly Chromicz

Wednesday 25th of January 2023

Hi there! I've emailed you the printable. Enjoy!

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Saturday 7th of April 2018

I’ve tried to sign up several times with no luck. Single mom trying to help with this project. Would really appreciate some help and the guide.


Saturday 13th of January 2018

Keep getting error message trying to add email to newsletter please help