Pinewood Racers Speed to Victory!

The pack’s annual Pinewood Derby was held this past weekend and it was yet another opportunity for our boys and scouting families to have fun and do their best.  Nearly 60 cars handcrafted by Scouts, siblings, and “big kids”, raced down the shiny track, and the 8 fastest competed in a final champion round.

While we always have clever designs at our races, this year our boys came up with some really ingenious creations. The design winners for each category, as voted on by those who attended, are:

Best Paint Job:
Ben W., Jonah T., Luke P.
Best Scouting Theme:
Joshua W., Mitchell D., Ryan S.
Fastest Looking:
Matthew E., Christopher S., Zachary W.
Best Use of Stickers:
Justin R, Sebastian S., Luke P.
Scariest Looking:
Jeffrey M., Dominic C., Moises D.
Most Patriotic:
Mitchell D., Joseph T., Ryan S.
Most Hilarious:
Jordan W., Dominic C., Dean K. 
Tastiest Food:
David L., Sebastian D., Vincent N.
Best Sports Theme:
Noah G., Dean K., Ryan S.
Best Superhero Hero:
Zachary W., Luke P., Keagan C.
Most Futuristic:
Collin H., William J., Hunter T.
Best Video Game Theme:
Ian R., Dean D., Parker M.
Best Name:
Diego C., Cruz P., Oliver M.

The Race Medal Winners from each den are:

Tigers: (1st place) Oliver M. (2nd place) Luke P. (3rd place) Jordan W.
Wolves: (1st place) Diego C. (2nd place) Cruz P. (3rd place) Ryan S.
Bears: (1st place) Matthew E. (2nd place) Dean D. (3rd place) Dominic C.
Webelos: (1st place) Justin R. (2nd place) Dean K. (3rd place) William J.
Webelos II: (1st place) Justin S. (2nd place) Collin H. (3rd place) Ian R.

Kelan D. took first place in Sibling Race, and Mike Rivera took first place and bragging rites for the next year for winning the “young at heart” race.

A close finals round with some of the 8 fastest cars determined the Pack Champions:

First Place:  Justin S. with his car “The Green Machine”
Second Place:  Collin H. with his car “Warp Speed”
Third Place:  Justin R. with his car “The Rise of the Phoenix”

Of course, this fun event could not have taken place without the dedicated volunteer pit crew led by Event Chair Remon Girgis. This crew took care of the hundreds of details required for such an event, including activities such as assembling, decorating, procuring, cooking, operating, printing, recording, calculating, announcing, cleaning, and inspiring.

Photos of the event will be posted soon. If you have some pictures that you can share, please upload them for all to enjoy. Individual race times and placements are available upon request.

Congratulations Scouts, and thank you scouting families!  Here is a composite of this year’s creative designs: