Cub Scouts from Scioto, Lawrence, Adams and Greenup counties along with their families and friends gathered Saturday, March 24th at the Portsmouth High School gym on Waller for the Tecumseh District Pinewood Derby. The 135 racers qualified for the District Derby at their Pack Derbies held during February and March. The top three finishers in each division advanced to the district event.
Tiger Cubs, first grade boys, finishing in the top 3 places were Dalton Hedrick, Parker Lute and Chase Fisher while Gabe Roof, Matthew Nelson and Travis Reed took the Wolf Cub division for boys in the second grade. Bear Cub Scouts, boys in the third grade, finishing in the top 3 places were Kaleb Seals, Evan Bower and Conner Emnett with Noah Carter, Christopher Dean and Seth McGraw finishing one, two, three in the Webelos division for boys in the fourth and fifth grades. Winners in the popular Outlaw division which is open to parents, family members, little sisters and brothers as well as Boys Scouts were Kaleb Hitchcock, Devon Hamilton and Morgan Bennington.
The pinewood derby is one of the most popular and successful family activities in Cub Scouting. Pinewood derby cars are small wooden models that Cub Scouts make with help from their families. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track. Every boy designs and builds his own “grand prix” car to enter in the race.
The Tecumseh District is one of the eleven districts in the Simon Kenton Council and currently has twenty-four Cub Packs available for youth in the first through fifth grades in Southern Ohio and Greenup County in Kentucky. Boys may join a Cub Pack anytime during the year, but spring is a perfect time to get involved with Cub Spring Camp coming up May 3- 5 at Camp Oyo and Cub Day Camp scheduled for June 24ththrough June 28thand also at Camp Oyo in West Portsmouth.
For further information on the Cub Scout program or any Boy Scout program, contact the local Scout office, 318 Chillicothe Street, 740.354.2811.