Cub Scout Pack 116 held its annual Pine Wood Derby event on Saturday at Concordia Hall in Bellville, Texas.   The Pinewood Derby is one of the most popular events in Cub Scouting nationwide, attracting more than a million boys and parents each year to participate.

The Pinewood Derby is a unique opportunity for Cub Scouts to work with their parents or helpers to build, decorate, and race a model car made of wood. The objective of the event is to foster team-building and a sense of accomplishment, while also promoting good sportsmanship, regardless of the outcome of the race.

Each race car is handmade by the Cub Scout, with the guidance of the parents or helpers. The rules for building and racing the cars are determined by the local Pinewood Derby committee and must not conflict with the rules of the district or council. According to the BSA’s Cub Scout Leader How-To-Book, the cars must meet specific guidelines, such as not exceeding 2-3/4 inches in width, 7 inches in length, and 5 ounces in weight.

The local Pinewood Derby event is sponsored by the Bellville Lions Club, which also sponsors the recently renovated Camp Sander. The event is held on an electronically controlled and timed race track, and the competition is fierce with some really cool and fast race cars being entered.

The Pinewood Derby is a fantastic opportunity for Cub Scouts to learn, have fun, and create memories that will last a lifetime. With more than 81 million Pinewood Derby model car kits sold, it is clear that this event is a beloved tradition that continues to inspire young boys and their families.

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