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

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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

www.sandiegopack299.com

www.scouting.org

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