Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pinewood Derby Day

Growing up without a brother meant that all things "little boy" were a mystery to me. I have since learned and delighted in many new things while raising a son. This weekend I got to experience my first Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. So fun! :-)

As we arrived, I quickly realized why my husband and son had taken the building of the derby car so seriously!

After registration, a little more weight was added.

Some graphite was used to dry lubricate the axles.

And, a final weigh in revealed the car to be a perfect five ounces.

The trophies were on display for the racers to admire.

The excitement built as the racing began.

Around forty five cub scouts from two packs participated.

After the official racing was over,
the host pack brought out the loops
for the scouts to try their cars on!

At the end of the day,
my son was lucky enough to have won
the trophy for 1st place overall in his pack!

Can't wait for next year's derby! :-)