Cub Scouts and Parents Set to Race Pinewood Derby at Miller Motorcars

Greenwich Scouting’s Pinewood Derby Days are underway!

During February Cub Scouts will race to the finish on a 32 ft digital track at Seton Scout Reservation.

The top three racers from each local pack will compete in the championship race at Miller Motorcars on Sunday, March 8.

“Building a pinewood derby car is one of the highlights of the year for our Scouting families,” said Kevin O’Shea, Scout Executive.  “Each year, parents help their children like their parents helped them growing up.”

Cub Scouts cut, sand and decorate a 7-inch wood block into a Pinewood Derby car.

The popularity of this annual Scouting event sparked the idea for the Pinewood Derby Social, an evening fundraiser for adults 21 and over.  With two race classes, Traditional and No Holds Barred, the event gives derby fans the opportunity to design a car and race in the iconic Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Race.

“It’s promising to be much more than a typical Saturday date night – there’s great food, good friends and the excitement of the Pinewood Derby,” said Eric Lindberg, Council President and Event Chair.  “Many thanks to our sponsors, especially Miller Motorcars for hosting what will be a memorable evening of fast cars and support of our great Scouting program in Greenwich.”

The Pinewood Derby Social is set for Saturday, March 7 at Miller Motorcars-Ferrari Dealership in Greenwich.

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Adventure, leadership, service and learning, especially in the outdoors, have remained essential to the Greenwich Scouting experience since its inception in 1912. Nearly 1,750 local youth participate in programs, such as the Pinewood Derby, run by dedicated volunteers, all of which help prepare local boys and girls for life. With over 20 partnering organizations and Cub Scouting, Scouts BSA, Venturing and Exploring opportunities in Greenwich, Connecticut, there’s never been a better time to join the Scouting community.

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