Grafton Pack 107’s 2020 Pinewood Derby

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.

State Representative David Muradian, stopped the Pinewood Derby to show his support to Pack 107. He even entered a car for the adult and sibling race! Thank you, Mr. Muradian for your support as always.

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 cub scouts and sibling were able to get a prize after playing each of the carnival games, collecting all 6 color marks. Thank you, Mrs. Christine Gaspar, for working the prize table.

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.

There was a lot of excitement, cheering, and support front everyone in the room! The AOL den did a great job handling the race cars and helping at the race track.
We thank the pack families for your generosity in bring in all the snack and sides. The pack treated everyone to a lunch of pizza. Thank you Chris Lefrancois, John and Tiffany Bubriski for you help in serving lunch.

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!

Congratulations Gabriel F. on your 1st place finish!
Congratulations Ailsa on your 2nd place finish!
Congratulations Nick S. on your 3rd place finish!
Congratulations Kaleb for “Draggin It In as a Safe Driver”!!

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.

Congratulations Aaron B. for the Most Originsl Design Award!
Congratulations Lucas N. for Best Race Car Theme Award!
Congratulations Nick. S. for the Best Paint Job Award!
Congratulations Colin S. for Best Sports Theme Award!
Congratulations Steven L. for Best Scout Theme Award!
Congratulations Kaleb L. for the Most Likely Built By A Scout Theme Award!
Congratulations Josh N. for the Most Patriotic Theme Award!
Thank you to the guest judges for coming out the wve of the Derby to judge the design categories. Thank you David Muradian, Peter Carlson, Ed King, Lweis Alderton, Greg Marr, and Scott Zajkowski.

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.

Congratulations Jeremy on 1st place. Congratulations to his daughter, Alison won 2nd place.
Congratulations Chris Nichols on your 3rd place finish!

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!