Pinewood Derby

NS District Pinewood Derby – March 24th

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Reminder:  The North Star District PINEWOOD DERBY will be taking place on Saturday March 24th at the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220.  Registration opens at 9am with racing action getting underway at 9:30am.

All Cubs are welcome, but each pack’s top 4 finishers and each pack’s “Best of Show” are entered in the District Derby automatically and free of charge.

Boy Scout troops that would like to assist Packs in running their Derbies can contact District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter.


Please see the NS District PWD Flier 2018 flyer attached.  Hope to see you there!


District Pinewood Derby Announced

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District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter has announced that the District

NS District PWD Flyer 2018

Derby will take place at its usual location the American Legion Post #3, 6379 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46220. All Cubs are welcome, but each pack’s top 4 finishers and each pack’s “Best of Show” are entered in the District Derby automically and free of charge.


You can download a copy of the graphic here as a PDF flyer to distribute to your pack.



Here are some highlights from the 2017 District Derby.




Pinewood Derby Support from District

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From District Pinewood Derby Chair Bill Buchalter:

Pack Leaders,
Pinewood Derby Season is upon us and it’s time to schedule your races. If you’re receiving this email it is because I have your name as the contact for your Cub Scout Pack, and you used the District derby track last year. If you are no longer the leader of your pack please forward this message to your new leader and copy me on the message. If you no longer need to use the District track please let me know and I’ll remove you from this list.
There are a few dates already reserved, so please keep this in mind as you schedule:
  • Saturday Feb 24th – Pack 830
  • Wednesday Feb 28th – Pack 179
  • Monday March 5th – Pack 35
Details about the District Race in March will be coming soon. Please let me know as soon as possible to reserve your date for your race. If you have any questions please let me know.
Bill Buchalter
North Star District Pinewood Derby Coordinator
Scout Troops: remember this is a great way to volunteer to provide service to packs right before cross-overs. Make your presence known! Contact the Cubmasters to volunteer your experienced scouts!

Here are our top 4 finishers from right to left.

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1. Landon Walsh Pack 358 Muncee Tribe
2. Thomas Weintraut Pack 358 Muncee Tribe
3. Colby Lindeman, Pack 18
4. Steven Jarvis, Pack 625

District pinewood derby live

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We are live at the district pinewood derby. To see  more videos, go to Facebook.

District Pinewood Derby Saturday!

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Just a quick reminder that the District Pinewood Derby is this Saturday at the American Legion Post.

Reservations are NOT required but are encouraged. See calendar for more information on location and time.

Reservations for Pinewood Derby Track

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A report from District Pinewood Derby Chair Bill Buchalter:

I would like to remind North Star District pack leaders to contact me if they need a track in the upcoming Pinewood Derby season. My email address is the best way to contact me about arranging a date.

Photo from Boy’s Life

Also, the District Derby is going to be on Saturday, March 18th, and more details about that will be coming soon.

Bill Buchalter

District Pinewood Derby 2017 Track Sign Up Open

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From North Star District Pinewood Derby Coordinator Bill Buchalter:

North Star Pack Leaders,

It’s almost that time of year again for Pinewood Derbies! I have begun putting together a schedule for the packs in the district who need help with a track, and wanted to reach out and let you all know what days are already spoken for and encourage you to send your requests in soon to make sure you get the date you want.

  • Wednesday, Feb 22nd – Pack 179
  • Saturday, Feb 25th – Pack 830
  • Monday, March 6th – Pack 35

When you send your request please make sure to specify the date and time you’d like to run your race, and what time we can be there to set up. We prefer at least 30 minutes prior to race start for set up. Also, it helps to have a rough idea how many boys are participating in your pack so we have an idea how long it will be.

If you are no longer the leader in charge of organizing the derby for your pack, please let me know and forward me the contact information for your replacement.

Thanks, and I look forward to helping your boys have an awesome Pinewood Derby.

Bill Buchalter
Cub Master – Pack 830

District Pinewood Derby Winners

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On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the District held its annual district-wide Pinewood Derby.

Congratulations to the winners!

  1. Jacob Dennis, formerly of Pack 18, now Troop 18.
  2. Jackson Herbold, Pack 105.
  3. Jack Jent, Pack 35.