Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Derby Days

We had our Pinewood Derby last night. Jimmy had been looking forward to it for a while now, but I wondered how it was going to go for me since Russ is at scout camp and wouldn't be able to be there to help with the girls. At our scout committee meeting in July, they had assigned me as one of the two track judges, so there would be a time that it would be hard for me to keep an eye on the girls. Luckily, Mom and Dad came up to help me out with it. Turned out that I didn't need to be a track judge, so they didn't need to come up, but it was nice of them anyway.

They had each car race 6 times, twice on each track. Jimmy's car won once (had to run that race twice because of starter error and his won both times) and took second three times and third twice. After the races, they gave out awards and a 100th year of scouting medallion to each boy. Jimmy received the best workmanship award for his car. Which he says he should just give to Russ since Russ did most of the work on his car.

In addition to the pinewood derby, Jimmy also received his wolf badge and two belt loops last night. Forgot to tell his den leader in time that he also did enough to earn two arrow points, so that will have to wait until the next pack meeting.

Jimmy with his car.
One of Jimmy's races.
Getting his award for best workmanship
Jimmy wanted me to post a picture of just his car....
Jimmy (with the scoutmaster, another leader and me) getting ready for the little ceremony to receive his wolf. I tried to also add a picture of Jimmy with me after the ceremony with his face painted, but for some reason it won't let me. Guess I save that one for next time.


Katie said...

Looks like my band saw came in handy! Pretty awesome!!

Cindy said...

Yeah, I meant to thank you for letting us use that when I was writing the post. Guess in my frustration with the pictures I forgot. Sorry about that.

Linda said...

Good Job Jimmy!!! I'm so proud, also good job to Cindy!!!