Glimpses into our Pinewood Derby-obsessed household:
Even the cats were watching the goings-on -- notice Bubba is in the background!
Inspired by a fellow scout who made his car into a large pink eraser last year, Ross decided to make a pencil car this year. Chris helped him figure out how to get it cut at the right angles, and another adult in the pack cut it out, but Ross did more of the work by himself this year than he has in the past.
Someone suggested that he name it Ticonderoga, and he went with it. I think it's by far the best-looking car he's built as a Cub Scout!
Chris went back to his beloved lake freighters. This year, it was the Paul R Tregurtha.
If you've never had the pleasure of seeing the Tregurtha up close and personal, you might enjoy searching You Tube for videos of her on the lakes. At 1000 feet long, she is an amazing sight. Chris's wheeled version came in 2nd place in the adult open division.
Ross had been feeling nostalgic and a little sad about this being his last Pinewood Derby. He is thinking about moving up to Boy Scouts, but they don't have the derby. Yet on race day, he was all smiles. His car was fast, but there were a lot of fast cars this year, and he didn't place. He took it all in stride, though, showing good sportsmanship, and carrying himself like the capable 2nd year Webelos that we know and love.