Saturday, February 25, 2017

Dorchester Cub Scouts' Pinewood Derby Today At Legion Hall

Today (Saturday), Feb. 25, the Dorchester Cub Scouts, Pack 343, will be holding their Pinewood Derby at the Dorchester American Legion Hall.

The racing action begins at 1 p.m. sharp.

The Legion doors will open around 11:30 a.m.  Scouts and those who want to watch the racing are asked to arrive at the Legion Hall at no later than 12:45 p.m. so the races can begin promptly at 1:00. 

Scouts are reminded to wear their scout shirts for this official troop event.

For those scouts who don't yet have their Cub Scout shirts -- or if you are a boy interested in joining the scouts -- contact Amanda Cerny via Facebook or at the school at (402) 946-2781.

For those who don't know, the pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in the Boy Scouts of America. Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels, and metal axles.

On March 17, 1954, the first pinewood derby race outside of Cub Scouts was held at Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

As a reminder, the traditional Scouting divisions are Cub Scouting for boys ages 7 to 10½ years, Boy Scouting for boys ages 10½ to 18.

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