Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cub Scout Pinewood Derby ~ January 28, 2011

Those of you who have known us for a while (or have followed our blog) will remember that I was a Cub Scout den leader for a couple of years before Ryan was officially in Cub Scouts. He attended all of the monthly pack meetings, but was not an official participant. About a month before he entered cub scouts, we had our Pinewood Derby. Since he was not yet a cub scout, he did not make a car. However, the younger brothers and sisters of cub scouts, as well as other non-scout family members, were invited to participate by racing a car they brought. Ryan borrowed one of Marc’s old Pinewood Derby cars, and had fun racing it.

Our pack rotates “race” activities every year. This was, once again, the year for the Pinewood Derby. Ryan had SO MUCH FUN using all kinds of tools to create his car!
He decided not to do a car at all, but to do a Wii remote.He wasn’t the fastest, but he also wasn’t the slowest. He was pretty consistently in the middle of every heat.However, he was one of the crowd favorites! Every race he was in, the kids would chant, “Wii re-mote! Wii re-mote!”He won the award for the “Most Controlled” car.He also earned his Webelos rank!