Tradition races along
Pack 4601’s Pinewood Derby
Pack 4601 carried on a long standing tradition this past weekend.
The pinewood derby is the wood car racing event of Scouts BSA. Pinewood derbies are often run by packs of the Cub Scouts program. With the help of adults, Scouts build their own unpowered, unmanned miniature cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels, and metal axles, according to the Boy Scouts of America website.
The Pinewood Derby is a Cub Scout car race where seven inch toy cars are raced down a sloped track. The concept originated with Don Murphy.
"I wanted to devise a wholesome, constructive activity that would foster a closer father-son relationship and promote craftsmanship and good sportsmanship through competition,” said Don Murphy, Founder of the Pinewood Derby in 1953.