Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pinewood Chaos

I survived my first Pinewood Derby as Cubmaster. Here is my entry, built using an original-style kit like I used as a kid, and based on a 1953 Ferrari to honor the first year a Pinewood Derby was held. I ran it once during setup and it didn't even make it to the finish line! Just for looks.

We held it at the Stake Center. We had fourteen cars, not including mine, from the two Wards and a good turnout. Luckily I had experienced leaders doing the scoring at starting.

The kids seemed to have fun. The cars were very closely matched, and the only accidents of the night were a wheel falling off and a car so heavily weighted in the back that it kept jumping the track. Memories for years to come.

Ann Marie's car won it's first heat. I didn't keep track after that. Ann Marie didn't either. She was more interested in the coloring table we set up for the younger kids.

I wrote a computer script to create the certificates this time and was able to have most printed before the closing ceremony, and all before they went home. I just need a faster printer next time.


Eldon and Janeil Olsen said...

The certificates were very well done with photos of the car and owner. Too bad your world class vehicle design had "flat tires" Dad

Ken said...

I just got a look at the results. Ann Marie's car won three of four races and would have tied for 2nd overall. I might have to dial it down a bit next year.

aliasgg said...

Impressed that you're talking about "next year". ;^)