Source: Sherman Publications

Derby scouts

by Mary Keck

February 06, 2013

Cub Scouts in Pack 499 cheered as their cars raced across the finish line at the Pinewood Derby on Jan. 25. The scoutsí tiny wooden cars zoomed down the track in seconds, equivalent to about 230 miles per hour.

Each vehicle was unique. Some were painted with flames and racing stripes while others sparkled with gemstones. One car had a mouse driver while another looked like a shark.

Once the checkered flag flew, contestants with the fastest derby cars earned a trophy. Approximately 55 youngsters participated.