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Carlos Cub Scouts speed through Pinewood Derby

Carlos Cub Scout Pack 496 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Sunday, January 24. Approximately 24 Scouts ranging from Tiger Cubs to Webelos (grades 1-5) competed in the race.

The top three overall finishers were Baileigh Rasmusen, 1st, Justin Woida, 2nd, and Justin Balcome, 3rd. Awards were also given for design and style - People's Choice went to Justin Woida, Scout's Choice went to Erik Dennie and Best Gas Mileage went to Jordan Trenne.

The Pinewood Derby is a project for the Scouts in which they build a gravity-powered car of their own design. Cars are made from pine wood. They must meet certain requirements regarding dimensions and weight along with other rules. Cub Scouts receive some help from parents/guardians, but are encouraged to work independently.

The Alexandria Technical College mechatronics program provided the use of the timing equipment as a problem-solving exercise.