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Cub Scouts meet for Pinewood Derby race

Cub Scouts of Pack 423 came out in full spirit Saturday to participate in the time-honored tradition of the Pinewood Derby race.

The Pinewood Derby races, started in 1953 by Cub Master Don Murphy, over time became a world-wide event held by the Cub Scouts.

The boys are each given a block of wood, four nails and four wheels they can use to make their own personalized car. The Cub Scouts of Pack 423 had designs such as classic muscle cars, drag cars, a tank, a Central R-3 school bus, and some that even looked like sci-fi concept cars. 

As with all other activities in Cub Scouts, it helped to teach the boys sportsmanship and strengthened the bond with their fellow scouts.

They were all cheered on by a crowd of parents, grandparents, siblings, and their fellow scouts. Everyone was a winner.

Top prizes went to Dillon Burnia for first place in the Tiger Cub Division, Cameron Braswell for first place in the Wolf Cub Division, Garrett Cain for first place in the Bear Cub Division, Blake Braswell for first place in the Webelos Division, Alex Granderson for “Best in Show,” and Brett Russell who won the title of “King of the Hill.”

Cub Scout pack 423 meets at Central West Elementary on Monday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. Anyone interested in joining Cub Scouting can contact Cub Master Rammey Marler at 573-431-2741.

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