Monday, May 15, 2017

Pinewood Derby

The Pinewood Derby is always a big deal in Cub Scouts, and this year we were lucky enough to have two boys racing cars. Dax's birthday was the following week, so they invited him to participate since he was going to be the newest scout. Mark has a few months left, so he is racing for his second time.

Both boys designed their cars on paper, and we begged Uncle Glen to help us cut the cars to the right shape. They sanded the cars down, painted them, and added a few stickers. We like our boys to do the work themselves, even though we might not have the fastest cars in the race. They were so proud of their cars once Dad had helped add some weight.

Dax designed a basketball car which was really cool. Mom wasn't sure about his plan, but Dax was able to pull it off and he ended up winning Sportiest Car at the Pinewood Derby.
Dax was excited to be part of the Pinewood Derby.
Dax's basketball car was really cool. 
Dax and his award.
Mark painted his car blue and orange (just like last time). His car was more simple and classic, but it looked great, and he won an award for Masterful Creation.
Mark always wants blue and orange! 
His car looked very sleek once it was all done!
Mark with his award.
The boys didn't win many races, and they didn't place well enough to be in the tournament bracket, but they loved racing their cars. I really enjoyed watching them run back and forth as they sent their cars down the track. I hope that they were able to see that winning isn't everything, and that some things can just be about being fun. There's a lot of competitiveness in them that I can't seem to tame, so maybe this will help. I'll have to wait and see.
Mark having fun with his friends at the Pinewood Derby.
Dax is so excited to be a Cub Scout.
Dax's car took 2nd in this race.
Mark car for the win!
Mark and Dax raced each other. It was tense!
It is fun to have two cute Scouts!

1 comment:

  1. All I can do is smile about this post. Their cars turned out great, and I'm so glad they had fun! :)


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