from Eric Trout - Cubmaster Pack #372
The Cub Scouts from Pack #372 sanded their cars, painted them to a smooth finish, weighted them perfectly and sent them speeding down the aluminum track for our annual 2013 Pinewood Derby.
Twenty-Nine Cub Scouts presented a wide variety of derby cars at the inspection table with everything from sleek race cars, a tugboat, and even swiss cheese on wheels. After examining the cars in the Pit Area, our “Celebrity Judges” spent a significant amount of time deliberating to determine the Best of Show from each Den. Spectators and parents cheered on the boys as their cars traveled the length of the track bumper and to bumper to cross the electronic finish line for the first time in North Baltimore High School’s New Gymnasium.
The Cub Scouts’ Derby Cars are being displayed in the entry of the North Baltimore Public Library. The boys that placed 1st and 2nd place will be moving on to 2013 Wood District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 23rd at the Woodland Mall in Bowling Green, Ohio. All other cars will be returned to the Cub Scouts at our Blue & Gold Ceremony on Sunday March 24th, time yet to be announced, at the American Legion where all of the Cub Scouts will be recognized for this year’s accomplishments.
I would like to offer up a huge thanks to all the den leaders, leader’s spouses, assistant Cubmaster and all of the parents that stepped up when it came time to setup for the Derby, operating the derby, and staying after to help cleanup. Also, thanks to Mrs. North for letting us use the new gymnasium for our event and to Christopher Snyder for helping us when we needed it.
With a good team behind the scenes of every event it makes it that much more enjoyable for all.
I would like to thank everybody that helped make this year’s Pinewood Derby successful and an enjoyable event for our Cub Scouts.
Photos of the awardees appear at the end of the article.
After the visit to the judges table, there was a work area set up for the scouts (and their dads) to make the necessary modifications, to be in compliance with the rules for the competition. (by JP)
There were also judges for things such and style and beauty, with First Federal gals Mallory Chaffin and Diane Ragless setting the example for "purdy"! (by JP)
Tigers: Best of Show: Don Courtney
First Place: Zachary Trout
Second Place: Josh Fennell
Third Place: Jacob Trout
Wolves: Best of Show: Nathan Buchman
First Place: Austin Leeper
Second Place: Drew Rayle
Third Place: Garrett Ziegler
Bears: Best of Show: Asher Sammet
First Place: Stone Martin
Second Place: Logan Keller
Third Place: Casey Mowery
Webelos 1: Best of Show: Zachary Weinandy
First Place Jamie McCurry
Second Place: Alex Trout
Third Place: Andrew McEwen
Webelos 2: Best of Show Levi Trout
First Place: Brendan Hutchins
Second Place: CJ Bowling
Third Place Wyatt Mowery
Overall Pack Winner: Zachary Trout
Sponsored By: First Federal Bank, Findlay Branch Office
Charter Organization: American Legion Post #539
Celebrity Judges: Diane Ragless from First Federal, Findlay Branch Office
Mallory Chaffin from First Federal, Findlay Branch Office
Derby Car Inspectors: Dennis Miller from Don H. Miller Insurance Agency; JP Miklovic from TheNBXpress.com
Other Contributors: Boy Scout Troop 315.
Tiger Winners: Zach Trout (top), Jacob Trout (left), Josh Fennel (center), Don Courtney (right).
Bear Winners: Stone Martin (left), Logan Keller (center), Casey Mowery (right). Not Shown: Asher Sammet.
Wolf Winners: Nate Buchman (top), Austin Leeper (left), Drew Rayle (center), Garrett Ziegler (right).
Webelos 1 Winners: Jamie McCurry (top), Andrew McEwen (right), Alex Trout (center), Zachary Weinandy (left).
Webelos 2 Winners: Brendan Hutchins (right), CJ Bowling (center) Wyatt Mowery (left). Not Shown: Levi Trout,
Overall Winner: Zachary Trout (Tiger) with Cubmaster Eric Trout (father).