Keeping in step with more than 50 years of tradition, 14 members of Park Hills’ Cub Scout Pack 417 met this past weekend to race.
The Pack’s annual Pinewood Derby Race was held Feb. 7 at the First United Methodist Church on Taylor Street. The Pinewood Derby has been a Cub Scouting tradition since the concept was first introduced in 1953.
The boys take a simple block of pine, four plastic wheels, four metal nail “axles” and let their imaginations run wild. This year the winning Most Original Design went to Webelos II Scout Jacob Metcalf for his “A-1 Steak Sauce” designed car. The winner of the “Best Design” contest went to Matthew Dean’s “American Flag” car.
More than 100 people gathered to cheer on their favorite cars and drivers. The winners of the individual races were: Jacob Wagganer (1st Place) and Bradley Saylor (2nd Place) for the Wolf Den, Walter Berry (1st Place), Kwinton Burnett (2nd Place) and Dealandus “Tank” Best (3rd Place) for the Bear Dean, Treavis Johnson (1st Place), Matthew Dean (2nd Place), and Kyle Walls (3rd Place) for the Webelos I Den, and Logan Robinson (1st Place), Tristan Fingerhut (2nd Place), and Eric “Shane” Williford (3rd Place) for the Webelos II Den. The top winners in each Den competed for a “King of the Hill” trophy with Treavis Johnson winning that competition.
Cub Scout Pack 417 meets at the First United Methodist Church in Park Hills every Tuesday night. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouting can contact Cub Master Gene Bannister at 573-518-1883.