story and photos by Brice Center
On Saturday, January 5th, Westford Cub Scout Pack 100 held its annual Pinewood Derby. Each scout built a 7-inch long, gravity-powered wooden car with their adult partners. The cars were raced on a 40 foot long sloped track, and the goal was to have the fastest average time across 4 heats, or to have the best creative design.
It was fun for scouts and parents to see all of the creative designs. There was a car that looked like a shark, one that looked like a pig and another one that looked like a cat. Decorated by the scouts, the cars were also creatively named. Some examples: The Slashinator 2000 by Cavan Dunn-Benson, Cheese Wizz by Ian McCarthy, Fright Rider by Will Roncone, and Big Diamond Joe by Joseph Klostermann.
High fives, and happy smiles were plentiful as the scouts cheered for their friends' cars. As their own cars zipped down to the finish line, their eyes were riveted to the track in anticipation.
Ultimately, the three fastest cars were:
1. Lenox Center with "King Creeper"
2. Thomas Warren with "Black Falcon"
3. Ian Anderson with "Gold Bar"
Top Design Awards were awarded to:
1. Christopher Sano with “The Squealer”
2. Jack Durkin with “Watermelon 3000”
3. Michael Cassie with “Super Shark”
The scouts are now looking forward to more exciting events with Westford Cub Scout Pack 100 including:
- Snow Tubing
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Blue & Gold Banquet
- Fishing Derby
- Egg Drop competition
- Water Rocket competition
- Cubmobile Race
For more information about Pack 100 visit: www.westfordpack100.com