Handmade cars race for gold

  • Posted: Friday, March 7, 2014 8:43 p.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, March 7, 2014 8:44 p.m.
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Winners in Cub Scout Pack 146s Pinewood Derby, pictured, from left, are Ty Brown, Duce Barber, Nathan Newton, Benjamin Diaz and Max Johnson. The 30 boys in Pack 146, under the leadership of Andy Duncan, are sponsored by South Aiken Presbyterian Church.
Submitted photo Winners in Cub Scout Pack 146s Pinewood Derby, pictured, from left, are Ty Brown, Duce Barber, Nathan Newton, Benjamin Diaz and Max Johnson. The 30 boys in Pack 146, under the leadership of Andy Duncan, are sponsored by South Aiken Presbyterian Church.

There were Batmobiles, Army trucks, silver arrows and even a one-eyed purple people eater. Some sported unpainted wood, thanks to recent power outages.

But despite the varying designs and colors, all had one goal as Cub Scout Pack 146 held its annual Pinewood Derby to speed down an aluminum track and cross the finish line first.

At the outset, Cubmaster Andy Duncan reminded the scouts that the most important goal was to have fun, but as the cheers echoed through the church gym, it was clear that every boy also enjoyed the competitive aspect.

There were smiles and a few tears, but in the end both goals were met.

Winners in each rank were Benjamin Diaz, Tigers; Ty Brown, Wolves; Nathan Newton, Bears; Duce Barber, Webelos I; and Max Johnson, Webelos II. In addition, Cade Bargeloh was voted Best in Show by his fellow scouts.

To recognize the creativity the scouts put into their cars, organizer Kaycie Clancey added special awards for Most Patriotic, Best Use of Theme, Simplest Design and Spirit.

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