favorite tradition in Cub Scouts is the Pinewood Derby. Since
starting in 1953 at just one Pack, it has spread to almost
every Pack in the United States and many Boy Scout Troops.
Pinewood races are even held in many foreign countries.
We recently completed our Annual Pinewood Derby at the St. James
Church. Forty three Cub Scouts and several siblings and adults
Cub Scouts spent several weeks during
January cutting, sanding, and
painting their cars. Several adults got in on the fun as well.
Pinewood Derby kits include a pinewood
block, four plastic wheels, and four axles.
Cars are run on a 32 ft long track.
Cars are only powered by gravity, yet they manage some really
quick lap times!
spirit is there in every boy; it has to be
discovered and brought to light."
-Sir. Robert Baden-Powell,
Founder of the Boy Scouts