Butler County Times Gazette
  • Pinewood Derby - popular tradition

  • Augusta Cub Scout Pack 209 and their families gathered Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church for their annual Pinewood Derby.
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  • Augusta Cub Scout Pack 209 and their families gathered Saturday, March 9, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church for their annual Pinewood Derby. Over 125 people cheered on the 38 cub-scout entered cars and the 36 cars entered by non-scouts in the “outlaw” category.
    The pinewood derby is one of the most popular family activities in Cub Scouts. Scouts make their small wooden cars with help from their families and adult leaders. Then they race the cars for a day of fun-filled competition. The cars are powered by gravity and run down a track.
    Pack 209 is a solid part of Augusta’s history. Founded prior to 1980, and chartered through the Knights of Columbus St. James Catholic Church, Pack 209 provides boys in first through fifth grades camaraderie and fun while instilling core life values such as respect, responsibility and honesty. To learn more about Pack 209 and how to be part of the scouting adventure contact Kenneth Heater, 775-5583 or Cubmaster@augustapack209.com.
    Racers were grouped and prizes awarded to the three finishers with the fastest times in each of the five dens.
    Tiger Den (1st grade): Jeremiah Schaefer, first; Travis Stevens, second; and Brodie Phillips, third.
    Wolf Den (2nd grade): Alexander Henry, first; Weston Bratton, second; and Gabe Kant, third.
    Bear Den (3rd grade): Cooper McWilliams, first; Caleb Husselman, second; and Jacob Dieter, third.
    Webelo I Den (4th grade): Daniel Doell, first; Christian Arnn, second; and Geoffrey Goff, third.
    Webelo II Den (5th grade): Brett Wendler, first; Lance Husselman, second; and Jacob Reavis, third.
     

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