Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pine Wood Derby

Alonzo and Colin participated in their first Cub Scout Pine Wood Derby today.  Each had to construct a car from a block of wood.  Our pack allow for family members to race as well, so Grayson added wheels and paint to his block of wood and called it done.  Here they are waiting impatiently to check in. Each car was weighed and measured to make sure it complied with the rules.


The cars are raced on a slanted track, gravity alone powers the cars.  In this video Colin, Grayson, and two other cars are racing. The races go very quickly, which is a good thing becuase each car runs multiple heats to determine the winners.
 
video

At the end of the day Alonzo took third from the Wolves, Colin took first place from the Tiger cubs (in all fairness he was the only Tiger participating), and Grayson took 3rd place in the siblings race and was the runner up in the most original design category. Unfortunately they only gave medals to the cub scouts (funding issues). Grayson doesn't understand this and was very sad he didn't get a medal. His brothers are going to try to make a medal for him, I can't wait to see what they come up with.

The winning cars.

Proud cub scouts showing off their medals.

3 comments:

Nancy M. said...

Congratulations! My son used to be in Cub Scouts. He always loved the pinewood derby.

Monica said...

love the last pic. they are SO cute.

Terio said...

I am glad to see that you two did so well on your cars!!! Congratulations, Colin and Alonzo!! I am so proud of you both! MEOW!!