Delta Cub Pack 481 held its annual Pinewood Derby Grand Prix Tuesday, March 5. Cub and Webelos Scouts made new Pinewood Derby cars with the help of parents and mentors during the weeks leading up to race night.
Pinewood Derby cars must meet very exacting specifications for weight, width, length and wheel clearances. The mysteries of what makes a super-fast car are often passed down through generations of former Cub Scouts.
This year Pack 481 unveiled its new 50-foot super track equipped with an electronic laser finish line and computer interface. After some initial track and software calibration, the races were off and running. Also that night, Pack 481 sponsored the Delta Ward second annual Grand Prix Open Class for Pinewood Derby race fans, family members and friends. Some pretty crazy (unofficial) cars were entered, including The Fly Swatter car, a Crayola Box car, and the Feathered Flyer. Thirty nine "drivers" and open class cars raced against the clock in three heated rounds. Over 200 race fans from ages 12 months to 90+ years attended the annual event. The track speed record of the night was over 220 mph. BSA Venture Crew 481 volunteered in the kitchen pit stop and served an all-American hot dog dinner to everyone who attended. Judging by the roar of the crowd, a great time was enjoyed by all!
Cub Scouts and Webelos whose cars took first and second places will compete in the BSA Majestic Mountain District Pinewood Derby Races, scheduled for March 23 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Montrose. Cub Pack 481 is sponsored by the Delta Ward, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.blog comments powered by Disqus