Holley Scouts embrace Pinewood Derby tradition

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 March 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

HULBERTON – Pack 62 in Holley gathered at the Fancher-Hulberton-Murray Firehall on Saturday for the annual Pinewood Derby. The event this year was opened up to the community, with non-Scouts and siblings of Scouts welcomed to participate.

There were 42 participants in all, and the event concluded with a pasta dinner in the firehall.

“We think the Pinewood Derby is awesome and we want everyone to experience it,” said Debbie Patt, the Cubmaster and event chairwoman.

The track was set up inside the firehall. The Pinewood Derby is a long-time Scouting tradition. Scouts typically work with their fathers or a grownup to create the cars.

Jason Clark served as the starter for some of the races. He is part of the Kendall Scouting program and volunteered to help with Holley’s Pinewood Derby.

Hunter Smith of Holley won the “Best in Show” during the Pinewood Derby. The Scouts made the trophies out of recycled matierals.

Other winners include: Chuck MacPhee, Peoples’ Choice; Ethan Race, Tiger; Ethan Gonzalez, Wolf; Kyle Surowy, Webelo; Dawson Moy, Sibling; Mike Clark, Vintage or Open; Wayne Thorn, Adult.

Some of the participants gather for a photo after a day at the races inside the firehall.