Saturday, January 23, 2010

Springfield Does Itself Proud at Pinewood Derby

Cub Scouts packs all across the country held their Pinewood Derby's on Saturday, including Pack 434 of All Saints Church, which includes 5 young men from Springfield. Durham Wysocki finished 10th among 61 entries; Victor Chiles; Andrew Mills, Sam Volan and Jack Fiscella all finishing in the top half.
Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a 5-ounce block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. With the popularity of the pinewood derby, other organizations have developed similar events, and a small industry has developed to provide tracks, timers, scales and other products. The pinewood derby was selected as part of "America's 100 Best" in 2006 as "a celebrated rite of spring"

1 comment:

Steve Barton said...

Congrats to all Pinewood Derby participants, especially those whose cars reached the bottom in one piece!