Brea Rotary Supports Brea Cub Scouts at Annual Pinewood Derby Event

Cub Scout Pack 811


Brea Rotary Supports Brea Cub Scouts at Annual Pinewood Derby Event

January 28, 2013

Brea Rotary presented a check for $1,000 to Brea Cub Scout Pack 811 to offset the cost of their new “Pinewood Derby” track.  “Brea Rotary is proud to support Brea scouting, and we have done so for years.  When we learned that they needed a new track for their annual Pinewood Derby, we wanted to help”, said President Scott Elliott.  The ceremonial check was presented at the 2013 Pinewood Derby event, held at 1:30pm, Sunday, January 27th, at St. Angela Merici Church in Brea.

“We are honored that Rotary wants to support our Pack in this way.  After using the same track for over fifteen years, it was pretty beat up.  The new track is made of aluminum and will be available for generations of Cub Scouts to come.”, remarked Jim Remley, Pack 811 Committee Chair.  “We truly value our relationship with the Rotary Club and plan to commemorate their generosity with a permanent plaque affixed to our new track.”

About Cub Scout Pack 811 (Brea)

Since 1979, Pack 811 has provided a nurturing environment for scouts to reach their full potential.  The Pack’s charter is held by St. Angela Merici Church in Brea. More information about Pack 811 can be found on their website at

About Brea Rotary

The Rotary Club of Brea, founded in 1958, is one of the most active and respected service clubs in North Orange County.  Over the decades, it has been a forum for individuals who share in the spirit of service to the local and international community, giving tens of thousands of dollars to worthy causes annually.

About the “Pinewood Derby”

The Pinewood Derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America.  Cubs Scouts, with parental assistance, build small cars from wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles.  The Pinewood Derby was founded in 1953 by Cubmaster Don Murphy, in Manhattan Beach, California.  The Pinewood Derby was named one of Reader’s Digest’s “America’s 100 Best” as a “celebrated rite of Spring.”  Similar Scouting events include the Raingutter Regatta and the Space Derby.

Contact: John Koos, Assistant Cubmaster

(714) 729-8404