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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pinewood Derby

Pinewood Derby is an annual Cub Scout event for most packs. The boys are to design and help construct a motor-less car out of a small block of pine, with officially endorsed wheels and nail axles. Gravity is the power source for these 5 oz. race cars.

Ben has never been overly excited, although he has participated in the last 3 out of 4 races. Many boys get quite competitive, almost obsessive regarding this contest. Yet Ben is simply there to have a good day and play with his friends.

This year Ben got to race against one of his best buddies, Cameron. They’ve been good friends since pre-school, and probably will be for years to come!

I just loved how Ben and Cameron shook hands wishing each other “luck” that morning! It was a close race, but Cameron’s car won, and went on in the tournament bracket. Ben didn’t care, because he was just as happy for his friend as he would have been to win himself.

Now, next year may have a bit of competition. He is starting to take this race a little more seriously…and he only has one more time to race as a Webelos Scout. Nevertheless, he is a good sport, and we are thanking the Lord that he is a good witness even in competition.

1 comment:

Kristi Heinz said...

We have a wonderful boy! Love him!