the derby cars

April 4, 2013 at 2:36 am 4 comments

2005 Most CreativeThe Hershey Car

2005 Most Creative
The Hershey Car

this is the time of year

when cub scouts begin to plan,

what to do with a block of pine wood

sitting in the palm of their hands.

2nd Place 2007Bear Cub Scout

2nd Place 2007
Bear Cub Scout
M&M Car

it’s all so very exciting

as their little imaginations begin to run wild,

the possibilities never seem to end

nor do their giggling and wide-eyed smiles!

2nd Place 2007Bear Cub ScoutKildeer Police Car

2nd Place 2007
Webelo II Cub Scout
Kildeer Police Car

on the other hand,

the parents are trying to hide

their nervous twitches

while doing their best –

not to collapse under the pressure


their little one’s high expectations.

mandm car with trophy   kildeer car and trophy

the scouts work along side their adult

trying to create what it is they have envisioned,

while keeping in mind

the guidelines

that have been set forth

to accomplish this mission.

building the police car

building the police car with Bill

much goes in to planning

a pinewood derby car –

the size,

the weight,

the theme –

but what’s most important

to the cub scout

– you see –

is how cool it looks when




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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. WB  |  April 4, 2013 at 2:59 am

    That’s cool. I Like it.

    • 2. words4jp  |  April 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much:)

  • 3. A2LSM  |  April 4, 2013 at 4:57 am

    Oh my gosh!!! Those are just too darn cool! Loved your poem that went with them 🙂

  • 4. Lunch Sketch  |  April 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Fun! I remember doing this and also racing Billy Carts.
    Boys and their toys!


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