Returning to the Pinewood Derby

By Chris O’ConnellRecently I had the opportunity to revisit my youth as I was invited to the Pinewood Derby  of Clairemont Cub Scout Pack 299.  It was great seeing the kids excited about their cars and watching them race down the track.  I also saw the gleam in some of the parents’ eyes watching how their creation did amongst the friendly competition.

It has been many, many decades since I raced my block of wood with wheels down the track.  The creation my Dad and I came up with was basic to say the least.  I remember my older brothers trying to take over the design process, but I stood strong.  This was my car and I stuck with it win or lose.  It lost, but it was a great memory with Dad.

Some things have changed since my Pinewood Derby, sleeker cars, computerized race results,  but the one constant that still remains;  the camaraderie of the adults and kids leading up to and during the event.

I want to thank everyone from Cub Scout Pack 299 for being such great hosts I had an amazing time.

Cub Scout Pack 299


Over 50 Scouts in the Pack, all local to Clairemont area.

Meet the 1st Thursday of the month at Holmes Elementary.

We invite boys in K – 4th grade who are interested in leaning more about Scouting to join us at our May 1st Pack Meeting.  We will have Carnival Games and an Ice Cream Social.  

6:30pm at Holmes Elementary, 4902 Mt. Ararat Drive.  San Diego, CA  92111


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Email contact@sandiegopack299

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