Event Information

Carved from a small block of wood, the hopes and dreams of dozens find themselves at the top of a steep incline, in a race to victory…and maybe something more. This is the annual CSCA Pinewood Derby, Hub Scout Edition! Where our proud, humble and noble Hub Scouts model and race their best, representing themselves and their packs citywide!

An entry fee of $30 per registered car is required to race. Each registration includes event admission, a Pinewood 2017 t-shirt and an official Boy Scouts of America build kit. Kits can be purchased at the July 20th CSCA event or by emailing derby@cscarts.org. There is no limit to the amount of cars registered to an individual or business. Looking for inspiration? Check out the awesome cars from last year. Official race rules can be found here: Official 2017 Pinewood Rules.

Spectator admission is a simple $5 (student members free). All attendees enjoy access to our fun variety of beers, juiceboxes and themed snacks.

Pinewood is a family friendly charity event — all proceeds benefit the CSCA Student Scholarship fund.

The Hub Scout Oath

On my honor
I will do my best
To race the derby
To obey the Hub Scout Law
To keep my car underweight
On the track
Moving forward
And aesthetically awesome.


Schedule of events:

6pm – Doors open
Get your car checked in, weighed, and photographed. Then grab a beer for yourself or a juice for the kiddos and scope out the competition.
*All cars must be in by 6:45pm

6:45pm – Judging begins
Best design and creativity is decided by the crowd so let’s hope you’ve got some friends around!

7:15pm – Voting ends
Getting hungry? Check out our trail mix bar for a special Hub Scout snack or grab a real meal from the food truck.

7:30pm – The hammer drops
Cheer on your friends, cheer on your rivals, be a good sport.

9pm – Winners are presented with their trophies and take their place in Hub Scout history. Hang around and reminisce or go home and start planning for next year.



Columbus Idea Foundry
Multipurpose room (2nd Floor)
421 W State St

Student members: FREE
Student Non-members: $5
Members: $5
Non-members: $5


Thursday, August 10, 2017
6pm - Doors open
*All cars must be in by 6:45pm
6:45pm - Judging begins
7:15pm - Voting ends
7:30pm - The hammer drops
9pm - Winners are presented.
Student members: FREE
Student Non-members: $5
Members: $5
Non-members: $5
The Columbus Idea Foundry, West State Street, Columbus, OH, United States