A first ever for the Boy Scouts of America...and you don't even have to be a Boy Scout to enter. This fun activity is for the whole family to enjoy.

The Boy Scouts of America have teamed up with the Texas Motor Speedway and NASCAR for the virtual "Pinewood Derby 500", where you and your kids can build a car and actually send it to Texas Motor Speedway for a LIVE race!

How exciting is this. You don't have to be a Boy Scout, or even a boy to get in on all the fun. This is a great family fun experience, where you and your kids can build a pinewood derby car together, and then watch your car virtually as it races other kids cars at Texas Motor Speedway on September 12th.

They are asking families to participate by submitting your own pinewood derby car, and watch it race on the Boy Scouts of America Facebook page.


The big question is: How do I even get started? You're in luck. You can get your own pinewood derby kit at You can also find pinewood derby kits online at places like Amazon.

Once you build, and design your car, you'll then mail it to Boy Scouts of America by September 8th and you will be entered. Your car will then race September 12th.


I spoke with one of the people from the event, and they said, “Put the weight in the back of the car if you want it to do better.” See if this tip works for you!

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Maybe one of your kids is the brains behind building the car; Maybe another one of your kids loves designing! Make sure you do your best at both; as your car will also be entered in a best design contest!

Click HERE for more information. Don't forget to let us know if you are going to participate. Send us photos of YOUR car to, and we'll post your pictures on our website before the big race, so we can all tune and watch your car race!


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