Expat: Our first Pinewood Derby

mumturnedmom: Expat: Our first Pinewood Derby

Last weekend brought another first for us: a Pinewood Derby! The pinewood derby is a racing event for Cub Scouts in America. Cubs (with a little/lot of help from their parents!) make wooden cars to race on a special track.

The cars are (usually) made from kits, which consist of a block of wood, plastic wheels and metal axles. Making the cars was great fun. Our Cub Scout pack also ran races for siblings, so the 4yo was able to make a car too. The boys loved it, as did their dad :) Firstly the boys designed their cars; there were various dimensional requirements/restrictions, so daddy checked that the designs fitted within the outer dimension and then cut the cars to the shapes that had been requested…

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