Pinewood Pro Gives Back

Pinewood Pro Donations

Pinewood Pro is proud to have helped manage pinewood derby car races, volunteered at pinewood derby races, donated to needy scouts, Cub Scout Packs and Boy Scouts every year since we started Pinewood Pro in 1999.

Pinewood Pro Donations

As a former Cub Scout and father of a Boy Scout (that's my son as a Cub Scout in the upper right after winning a Pinewood Derby race), we believe very strongly in the values of scouting and helping by giving back to Scouting and pinewood derby car racing.

Pinewood Derby racing was always special to me as a young cub scout (even though I never won a single race - see About Pinewood Pro). It became even more special as I got to live it over again with my son (who won just about EVERY derby race!). When I started giving away our Winning Secrets (after my son moved to the boy scouts!) and finally selling our Winning Secrets book, I made a promise to contribute to Scouting as long as I owned Pinewood Pro.

I do not believe in flashing my contributions in front of people but I thought it was important to state our goals and show how Pinewood Pro stands for helping people, not only through our top-notch products but through volunteering and donating back to scouting.

While my bias is naturally toward BSA scouting, where my son has worked up through Cub Scouts to an aspiring Eagle Scout in Troop 65, I have made many "Pinewood Derby" friends in AWANA Grand Prix, Girl Scouts Grand Prix, WIRL, Kub Kar Rally and others.

While Pinewood Pro gives me great satisfaction to make great products that help people race their pinewood derby, I feel a special joy to be able make these contributions:

Tribute to Sandy Hook Tragedy

Donations to BSA Cub Scout Packs

Friends of Scouting

Pinewood Pro Helps Polish Scouts at 2005 BSA National Jamboree

Volunteering Help at BSA Yawgoog Scout Reservation

Scout Memorial Fund - for the families of the four men killed at the BSA National Jamboree July 28, 2005.

Support for our Troops and their Families - especially those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan

Special Olympics 2004, 2005, 2006

Multiple Sclerosis Society

Red Cross Disaster Relief for earthquakes in China, Italy and Haiti

Red Cross Disaster Relief for US Eastern Seaboard impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Wounded Warriors

Among others...

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      Thanks a ton for all the tips and the Wheels and Axles! We beat cars that had taken district and region in Georgia! This was my last race with my two boys. Great way to end! Thanks again!
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      Using the tips on your website, Daniel's car won every race for his den, and won the district races. It seemed that his car got faster with every run. We have memories that will last.
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