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  • New track, timer debut at Crookston Cub Scout Pinewood Derby

  • Pack 44 tradition takes place at the armory.
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  • Cub Scout Pack 44 of Crookston held their annual Pinewood Derby Car Race at the Crookston National Guard Armory on Sunday, April 7.
    Cub Scouts, with the help of their parents or trusted adult, build a race car. The Scouts are given a kit which includes a block of wood, four plastic wheels, and four metal axels. The Scout then shapes and paints the car how he would like to get it ready for race day. The Scouts have to build their car to specific requirements, which includes a specific weight limit, length, and width.
    Over 130 Scouts, Scout Leaders, Siblings to Scouts, Parents to Scouts and Grand Parents to scouts came out to the race.
    The event started with the unveiling of the new track and timer. The track was purchased by the pack from funds provided by various sponsors around town.
    We handed out awards for the fastest car in each den along with the fastest car in the Pack overall.
    Tiger Cub Den Fastest Car – Gabriel Noah
    Wolf Cub Den Fastest Car – Dalton Delude
    Bear Cub Den Fastest Car – George French
    Webelos Den Fastest Car – Sebastian Kromschroeder
    Overall Fastest Car in Pack – Luke Noah
    With the new track and timer we are able to establish a single run track time and speed record. This was set by Webelos Scout Gavin Haskett.
    We also had non-speed related awards that awarded scouts for their creativity and workmanship of their car.
    Best Scout Theme – Wylee Nesdahl
    Best Vehicle Not a Car – George French
    Most like a Real Car – Landon Kraft
    Most Patriotic – Wylee Nesdahl
    Most Humorous – Steven Rolland
    Best Finish and Detail – Nathan Johanneck
    Best Scout Made – Joseph Brule
    We would like to thank our track sponsors that helped make this all possible:
    Riverview Health
    Noah Insurance
    Biermaier Chiropractic Clinic
    Irishman’s Shanty
    Edward Jones
    Proulx Refrigeration
    State Farm Insurance – Andy Oman
    Pheasants Forever
    American Legion Post #20
    Eagles Club
    Crookston Daily Times
    Mid Valley Grain Co-Op
    Crookston Classic Cruisers
    We would also like to thank the following:
    Noelle Nelson at Shots and Thoughts for creating our Scout Drivers License
    Crookston Paint and Glass for donating materials to create our various awards
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