Cub Scout Pack 370 holds Pine Wood Derby

Feb 14, 2014
Photo by: Donated photo DERBY WINNERS — Pictured are the winners of Cub Scout Pack 370's annual Pine Wood Derby. From left are Broc Gudger, Arthur Tinklepaugh and Evan Moore.

On Saturday, Feb.1, Cub Scout Pack 370 held their annual Pine Wood Derby races in the Fellowship Hall at Longs Chapel in Waynesville.

In the weeks leading up to the derby, the boys were given simple blocks of wood that they were to transform into racers. The goal was for the boys to design the cars themselves with limited parental help, which resulted in very unique and interesting designs.

The cars are held to strict regulations, such as weight, size, and length.  Each derby car is “officially” weighed in and inspected to make sure they meet the guidelines.  If additional work is needed, a “pit crew” section is available for the boys to make adjustments to their cars. This year some of the designs the boys chose were a tank, a mouse, and a “Minecraft” Creeper.

Family members also joined in the fun by participating in the “Outlaw” races where they had no restrictions or regulations and could be creative with their car designs. Some of the fathers used cars that they built when they were Cub Scout.

Awards were given for Most Creative and Most Boy Scout Spirit.   The pack leaders, Cub Scouts and their families were all present to enjoy the derby.

First place was Broc Gudger, a Bear Cub Scout; second place was Arthur Tinklepaugh, a Wolf Cub Scout; and third place was Evan Moore, a Tiger Cub.

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