.

Local Scouts Find Pinewood Derby Success

Fifty boys from 19 different Cub Scout Packs raced their Pinewood Derby cars against the other area winners.

Alex Trevisani,  Michael Woodburn and Michael Woodburn display their trophies at the 2014 Constellation District Pinewood Derby. (Photo courtesy of Jim Hasselman)
Alex Trevisani, Michael Woodburn and Michael Woodburn display their trophies at the 2014 Constellation District Pinewood Derby. (Photo courtesy of Jim Hasselman)
The following was submitted to Patch by Jim Hasselman:

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.


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »