Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Pinewood Derby

This was our first pinewood derby. It was definitely a learning experience and it was really fun. I was amazed at all the steps that go into making a car and all the things you have to do to it to make it go faster. Hyrum's car was name the "Hawkster." He came up with the design himself and added the detail all on his own. He did a fabulous job.
A quick shout out to all the leaders in his cub scouts. They are amazing! This year they used the entire month of January to help the boys make their cars. Each week at pack meeting they had the boys bring their blocks and helped them to shape them into the cars and supplied all the necessary tools. These leaders made it possible for all the boys to have a car regardless of their home situations and I really admire their dedication.
So, the pinewood derby was a success. Hyrum's car was not the fastest, but we never came in last in a race. We consistently finished second or third out of four cars. Hyrum had a great time and it was a really fun night!

1 comment:

tylersgirl said...

I am so glad to hear that someone else has "their scout" work on the car. Not the dad. We are teaching the boys that this is their car. they will learn to maintain it just like a real car. Wee- kind of. you get the idea.