Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Pinewood Derby

This past Saturday was the Cub Scout big event...the Pinewood Derby. The boys were given blocks of wood a few weeks ago. They had to draw the design for their race car on the wood. The leaders then cut out the designs. the boys then sanded, painted the cars, and added the wheels. The final step was to make sure the cars were regulation weight: 5 ounces. After all the craftsmanship, it was race time...
Here are all the custom cars ready to race.
The track was a computerized system to ensure accuracy. The results were projected on the wall for the crowd to see after every race.
Here are the Tigers anxiously awaiting their first race.
I loved watching all the boys faces as the cars came speeding down the track towards them.
Davin ended up with a 3rd place medal for his den and an award for "Most Original" race car.
He already has plans to make his "snake car" for next year's event.
Gotta love that creative mind of his.


twinkelydots said...

I love that you write about everything that the kids do. Even though I'm 500+ miles away I still feel like I'm part of their lives.

Christine said...

What...no lego car??? Too cute. Congratulations Davin!!

Boel said...

what a great day...way to go Davin! Kevin can't wait to join cub scouts next year.

Leanne said...

You are a blogging maniac! You are so on it. Do the kids know that they are the topics of interest for so many.

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