Princeton Pack 229 Holds Annual Pinewood Derby

Pack 229 held their annual Pinewood Derby Race at Harper Elementary School in Princeton, Texas on Saturday.
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PRINCETON, Texas - March 1, 2017 - PRLog -- On Saturday, February 25th, the boys of Cub Scout Pack 229 in Princeton held their annual Pinewood Derby Race at Harper Elementary School in Princeton, Texas.  In the spirit of the Cub Scout motto "do your best" the scouts designed, cut, and decorated their own cars from a block of wood, nails and plastic wheels.  They then raced their creations along an inclined track, powered only by gravity.

Pack 229 is chartered to Parents of Princeton Scouts and works to achieve excellence in fostering the character development of young people, and to instill in them the values found in the Scout Oath and Law.

The Pinewood Derby event has been an important part of the Boy Scouts of America since 1955. Scouts learn to stress individual achievement and accomplishment rather than victory over competitors.

"I love the tradition of the Pinewood Derby.  So often are the youth tied to their electronic devices.  This event gives the boys the ability to work with their parents in planning their cars." said Jeremy Gerdes, Cubmaster of Pack 229.  "The derby also reminds them about good sportsmanship.  The race is usually the highlight of the year for the Cub Scouts, " he said.

Each car raced in four heats, with the times recorded and averaged.  Congratulations to Wesley Brodeur, the overall champion this year.

Results are:

1st Place – Wesley Brodeur
2nd Place – Erik Gerdes
3rd Place – Neven Gill

1st Place – Alex Gerdes
2nd Place – Alexander Moszer
3rd Place – Lucas Aaron

1st Place – Braydin Burns
2nd Place - Dylan Wakely
3rd Place - Brayden Payne


1st Place – Erik Gerdes
2nd Place - Joey
3rd Place - Nick Carter

Webelos I :

1st Place – Wesley Brodeur
2nd Place – Tyler Luelf
3rd Place

Webelos II:
1st Place – Neven Gill
2nd Place – Noah Yoos
3rd Place – Carson Berry

Along with year-round activities of camping, projects, trips, and games, Cub Scouts seek to be of service to others.

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