Pinewood Derby workshop participants.

Pinewood Derby workshop held for scouts at Steve’s Auto Repair

In Boy Scouts, Community Involvement, Pinewood Derby by Steves Auto Repair and Tire

Cub Scout Pack 1373 in Dale City is off to the races.

Members of the pack participated in a Pinewood Derby workshop on Saturday. It was held at Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire, which is located at 2603 Hanco Center Drive in Woodbridge.

The repair shop began hosting the event a few years ago when its owners learned that some scouts and parents don’t have access to needed tools.

“We saw there was a need that we are able to meet,” Owner Scott Whitling explained. “The scouts are great organizations for youth, and we are happy to help them out in this way.”

How our Pinewood Derby workshop got started

Steve’s Auto Repair has been supporting the pinewood derbies since 2014.

For many years – even before the scouts were combined – we have seen girls building cars along with their brothers. The cub scouts had a sibling part of the Pinewood Derby, which enabled girls to participate. It has been really cool to see that.

The Pinewood Derby workshop is one way our auto repair shop gives back to the community. Steve’s Auto Repair supports various non-profits, including scouting, the Prince William County/Manassas Boys & Girls Club, and The Salvation Army.

We have learned that many scout packs have delayed their Pinewood Derby to May, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Any scout packs that need a place to build pinewood derby cars may reach out to Steve’s Auto Repair at (703) 670-8005.

Steve’s Auto Repair & Tire is an authorized Goodyear tire dealer located in Woodbridge, Virginia. Automotive repair services are performed on all makes and models, including BMW and Mercedes. Services include oil changes, brakes, alignments, inspections, and computer engine diagnostics.