The Cradle of Liberty Council, Baden Powell District Pinewood Derby Race was held on February 23rd at the Plymouth Meeting Mall. Cub Scouts from around the district, including from Conshy and the surrounding area, came to compete with their derby cars that they had built.
This year twenty boys raced their cars. Trophies were awarded for 1st through 3rd place in two divisions. The winners this year in the Tiger/Wolf Division were:
- 1st Place – Michael A. (Pack 140) (Conshy’s Pack)
- 2nd Place – Joe T. (Pack 408)
- 3rd Place – Bryan R. (Pack 140) (Conshy’s Pack)
The winners of the Bear/Webelos Division were:
- 1st Place – DJ T. (Pack 408)
- 2nd Place – Joshua T. (Pack 114)
- 3rd Place – Ryan Z (Pack 634)
However, no boy left empty handed, each racer received an award certificate based on the creativity and workmanship of their car. For example “The Big Mac” car was awarded “most appetizing.”
The first Pinewood Derby dates back to 1953. Since then it is estimated that over 50 million kids have built Pinewood Derby cars. Every year each pack has their own annual derby race and then they can also compete in the District Derby which allows the scouts to race with other scouts from around the district.
Thanks to Dawn Call from Pack 140 for the details and the photos.