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Our Pinewood Derby Moment

Well, we got our car kits two weeks before the race. This was our son's
first pinewood derby race. We worked as a team: Son, Mom, Dad. Even the man
at the hobby shop helped. We went there every day to weigh our cars. As soon
as we walked in the door they got out the little electronic scale and put it
on the counter for us to use. He even helped with ideas when we were over
our weight limit.

We sanded, drilled, primed, and painted.
We hollowed, puttied, buffed, and glazed.
We weighed, wet sanded, and reweighed again.

Finally the big day was near. Tomorrow was the race: ready, set, go!
Well when morning came so did the snow . And snow it did. About 10 A.M. the
phone rang. It was our den leader and the race was canceled. It was a white
out. We would have to wait one more month. Our big day was delayed 4 more

In scouting you just never know what lesson you will learn, but believe me
you will learn something. If my scouting family learned one thing about the
pinewood derby, it was patience.

Brenda Puntel

p.s. One cracked car, one can of wood putty, and one ten year-old; when
left unattended spells T R O U B L E !

From Pinewood Derby Times Volume 4, Issue 11

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