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Pinewood Derby

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

This year, Zachary started Cub Scouts. He’s really been enjoying it and I like that he is a part of something! Last week, he had his Pinewood Derby event. I remember the Pinewood Derby from when my brother was a Cub Scout, but I don’t remember him having to alter his car. In fact, the boys get a block of wood that needs to be cut and turned into a car of the correct weight and ability to go fast. Zachary’s didn’t go fast enough! Apparently I should have checked pinterest before the event!

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Of course, I wouldn’t want to actually make Zachary’s car for him, and he did a good job painting his car on his own.

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According to what I just read, the weights should be in the back, not spread throughout!

Zachary had a good time at the Pinewood Derby even though his car came in 4th in 3 of his races and 3rd in the other!

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One of our little friends was sick the day of the race, but his car came in first in all of his races! (He is a year older than Zachary so they weren’t racing against each other). I had a good time texting his mom the results after each round. We are planning to have his dad help us build a better car next year!