|Project by Kevin||posted 05-14-2012 04:22 AM||1156 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
At the age of 11, this was my entry into my Cub Scout Pack’s Pinewood Derby. Back in 1980, it came in 1st place in my pack, and 4th place at the council level. This year, my son joined cub scouts, and I took this off the shelf where is was collecting dust as a decoration, and entered it in the parent’s division.
Despite adding additional weight to bring it exactly up to 5.0 ounces, this once former champion finished third in the parent’s division. But in the most important race of the day, it did beat my son’s car. Sorry, but can’t allow my 7 year old to beat the old man in such an important race just quite yet. But, I’m sure he’ll beat me within the next year or two. Not bad for something that has been on different shelves for last 30 years!
It’s sad that all kids don’t get the opportunity to do this!