The Constellation District Pinewood Derby Championship was held on April 26th at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Broomall, PA. Fifty boys from nineteen different Cub Scout Packs raced their Pinewood Derby cars against the other area winners.
Pack 284, chartered to Wayne Presbyterian Church in Wayne, took the top two spots with Bear Scout Alex DeShong being crowned as Constellation District Champion for 2014 and Webelos Scout Alex Trevisani taking second place. Finishing third was Michael Woodburn, a Webelos Scout from Pack 144 chartered to Saint Denis Roman Catholic Church in Havertown.
To compete in the Pinewood Derby, each Cub Scout, with the help of his parents or guardians, builds and decorates a car from a block of wood. The cars are seven inches long, must weigh five ounces or less, and are powered only by gravity. Despite these restrictions, Pinewood Derby cars can reach speeds up to 20 miles per hour. Local Cub Scout Packs run their own Pinewood Derby races in the early part of the year. The top three finishers from each Pack are invited to compete against the top finishers from all other Packs at the District Championships.
The Constellation District supports Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops and Venturing Crews in the Haverford, Lower Merion, Marple Newtown and Radnor School Districts. It is one of eleven districts in the Cradle of Liberty Council, which encompasses all of Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
Cub Scouting is a program for boys in 1st through 5th grades and their families. If you would like to learn more about Cub Scouting and the Pinewood Derby, visit http://BeAScout.org and reach out to a local unit near you, or call the Cradle of Liberty Council offices in Wayne at 610-688-6900.