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Pinewood Derby: The annual Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby (Rancho San Luis Rey Zone) will be held from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. March 19 at The Shoppes at Carlsbad
The annual Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby is on March 19 at The Shoppes in Carlsbad. Courtesy photo
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Local scouts to hold inaugural Pinewood Derby in Carlsbad

The Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby for the Rancho San Luis Rey Zone will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 19 at The Shoppes at Carlsbad in the lower level parking lot at the west end.

This is the inaugural derby for the Rancho San Luis Rey Zone, which includes Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops from throughout North County, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Camp Pendleton, Encinitas, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Bonsall and Fallbrook.

This free event features heats and qualifying races by ages leading up to the final race to determine the top three racers in the zone. Awards will be given for various categories including Most Original, Best Paint Job, Funniest, Most Colorful and Fastest Racers.

Rancho San Luis Rey Zone is also hosting a food drive benefiting the San Diego County Food Bank during the Pinewood Derby and asks all participants to bring at least one canned item to contribute.

Pinewood Derby: The annual Boy Scouts of America Pinewood Derby (Rancho San Luis Rey Zone) will be held from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. March 19 at The Shoppes at Carlsbad

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