February 05, 2008

Pinewood Derby

Collin participated in his first Pinewood Derby for Cub Scouts. He was so excited... and so was Jay.Collin decided on a police car theme, and did most of the work himself, with Jay teaching and supervising along the way. It turned out really nice.

Collin's car made it to the semi-finals, and he was pleased enough with that. (Fortunately, he didn't have high expectations going into it.)

Of course, Jack wanted a car too, so Jay bought an extra kit and made a very basic car for Jack, but he didn't spend much time on it. He asked the Cub Master if Jack's car could race a couple of times in the beginning, just for fun.

Well, wouldn't you know it, Jack's car kept winning, so they kept calling him up. He was beside himself with glee. It was hilarious to watch him. (Though it was a little embarrassing since he isn't a Cub Scout... he isn't even 4 yet!) All the boys were cheering him on, chanting, "Jack! Jack! Jack! Jack!" every time his car was racing. (Of course he thought that was great.)

He would have taken 4th place if they had actually given a 4th place award (they only gave 1st, 2nd, and 3rd), but they did give him a "Speedy Youngster" award, and he was thrilled with that. (He can't read.)


  1. Cool car. I love your new blog look. Someday I will figure all that stuff out.

  2. So I hope Jay remembers what he did to Jack's car - for Colin next year. How fun!

  3. That is a super cool looking Pinewood Derby Police Car. I have been looking for a good cop car designed and you have it. Thanks!


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