Ben had his first Pinewood Derby (pack 528) today and it was a successful one. It was important that the scouts did most of the building and design of the car, but I did assist him with cutting it, drilling, and applying the weights. We designed it together and he chose all the colors. He also sanded it and painted it.
Some how, miraculously, Ben did way better than we imagined. He came in 1st place in his Wolves den, and he placed 3rd overall out of 41 cars.
During the second race, a penny or two (for weight) fell off his car and the crew took the time to glue it back for his third race, which was very nice of them. The only other hitch was that Ben and I completely forgot about his uniform, but it was the big Steelers playoff game tonight, so can you blame us?
And here’s a video showing Ben’s 3 races and the awards ceremony.