Tonight the local cub scouts Pinewood Derby competition took place at our local Bath Church. Akron, Ohio is the home to the Soapbox Derby which is much better known, uses kid made, full sized, manned gravity powered racing cars. It began in the early 1930s, but twenty or so years later the Pinewood Derby was begun for the cub scouts who make small wooden racing cars and compete on an indoor track against one another
You can read something about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinewood_derby
It was especially exciting for our family because my talented grandson Nathan won his WEBELOS ( if you want to know more about what WEBELOS are see here: http://www.scoutinsignia.com/webelos.htm) division with a car he made entirely himself. He got a great trophy, too! I think he did not at all expect to win, but tried to do his best and was overjoyed with the result.
Andy was there with Nathan and his family. He remembered a similar race that he took part in when he was an Indian Guide long, long ago. Actually, later he found the chassis of his Indian Guide car in the basement and brought it up. I would show you his photo of it and other pictures of Nathan, but WordPress is not letting me use most of them, though they are jpeg files. I wonder if they are compressed or something to make them rejected.
Finally, I was able to post a few other pictures snagged from Facebook, though the very same ones in an email from Alice could not be uploaded. I like the photo of Stephen in the middle of three of the younger brothers watching the race.