The Pinewood Derby is one of the most anticipated events in the scouting year for Pack 107. Today the Pinewood Derby finally arrived and was held at St. James Parish in South Grafton. The cubscouts and their families get to exercise their creativity and imagination in creating an unpowered and unmanned race car from a block of pine wood. At the derby, they get to have fun testing out their cars’ performance, while showcasing their creative designs, engineering skills, sportsmanship and camaraderie. This year’s derby does not disappoint. The scope and range of the car designs are outstanding.
Before the Pinewood Derby got started, the Bear Den organized an entertaining and fun carnival for all the cubscouts to enjoy. The Bears did a great job creating clever and innovative games as part of their ” Grin and Bear It” adventure. The games were enjoyed by all, and the cubscsouts were entertained until Derby time, as well as during lunch break. The cub scouts couldn’t wait to resume the carnival games. Great job Bears on a successful carnival!
The derby opened with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Reverend Dr. Barbara Therese, from the Congregational Church of Grafton, giving a beautiful and inspiring invocation prayer. We thank you, Rev. Barbara Therese for coming to support the pack.
Awards for speed were awarded to the Pack’s top 3 winners. Congratulations to 1st place winner, Gabriel F, 2nd place winner, Ailsa G., and 3rd place winner, Nick S. A special award called ” Draggin’ In” Safe Driver award, for the slowest speed, was awarded to Kaleb L. Congratulations winners!
Winners of special design categories were awarded next. These winners were chosen based on scores given by special impartial guest judges from our local community.
These 12 cub scouts will represent Pack 107 at the Milltown District Pinewood Derby on March 28 2020. They represent the winners of the top 2 fastest cars in each of the cub scout ranks.
The adult and sibling race followed and the excitement continued to fill the room. Congratulations to the winners of the top 3 fastest cars.
A big thank you goes out to Mr. Chris Tedford, cubmaster of Pack 106, for spending the day with us to help us run the Pinewood Derby, and to Pack 106 for lending us the derby track.
Last and most importantly, a special thank you goes out to Mr. Chris Nichols, who volunteered to take on the huge task of chairing and organizing this event. Thank you also, for a wonderful job and spark you added in being Master of Ceremony for this event. Mr. Nichols, we appreciate all the behind the scenes organization that made this memorable event such a great success!