Scouts Show Off Skill & Speed at Pinewood Derby
Nascar’s got nothing on these kids’ speed machines. On Thursday, February 16, Boy Scouts of America Pack 147 participated in the second annual Pinewood Derby, an event that continues to grow.
Last year, 13 Scouts participated and this year 22 Scouts designed and decorated their own cars to enter the race at the Knights of Columbus, where Troop 147 helped set up and serve snacks during the race. “Certificates were handed out for different unique car designs. This competition helps our young scouts plan for an event and be prepared to roll with the outcomes. They are encouraged to pick the shape, colors and weight of their own car. We are looking for the young scouts to share and promote scout spirit before, during and after the Pinewood Derby,” Cubmaster Peggy Whalen said.
And some cars dominated the track. “Our winners were Aidan J Tiger in first place, Michael M Bear in second place and Jack C Bear in third place,” Whelan said. The Cub Scouts and parents excitedly cheered from the sidelines.
There’s plenty more in store for the Scouts. On March 30, at the Knights of Columbus, they’ll be hosting their Blue and Gold celebration and recognition for the Cub Scouts. They will also be crossing over their four Arrow of Light Scouts. Plus, others are welcome to join. “In April and May, new families are welcome to preview our Pack for grades Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Sixth grade to 12th grade are welcome to check out the Troop. Pack 147 meets Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus (333 Beach 90th Street) throughout the school year, from September to May. Troop 147 meets at 7:30 p.m, following the Pack,” Whelan said.
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Photos by Peggy Whelan.