Greenwich Cub Scouts Fashion Fast Cars for the Pinewood Derby

Mickey Briggs

Inside the Pray building at Camp Seton, Mickey Briggs ready to get started on his Pinewood Derby car. Jan. 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Niko Webber

Stephen Webber and son Niko size up the potential of a block of wood during the Pinewood Derby workshop, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

It’s that time of year again. The annual Pinewood Derby is weeks away and Cub Scouts are anticipating one of the most fun events of the year.

This week Camp Seton has been buzzing with wood working equipment as Cub Scouts get busy designing and making the cars they’ll race in the derby. The event is all about fun for the boys, though the thrill of winning is also undeniable.

The boys, accompanied by mom or dad, each selected a template (though they can design their own) and traced their designs onto the block of wood in the Pray building.

From there they moved to the activities building where Scott Stewart, Bill Gordon and Brian Sepot were ready with protective eye wear and an array of saws and sanding machines to help the boys cut and sand the cars.

At the end of the workshop, the boys brought their cars home to assemble and paint them. Beyond that the packs will have their races at Camp Seton. The n the final competition is set for March 13, though the location is yet to be finalized.

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Bill Gordon helps Mickey Briggs sand his Pinewood Derby car at Camp Seton, Jan. 26, 2016 Credit: Leslie Yager

Seton Scout Reservation is located at 363 Riversville Rd.

Check out the Greenwich Scouting website for more information on all their programs.


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