Life as Lou

Pinewood Derby

  • March 28, 2012 2:56 pm

I hated last year’s cub scout pinewood derby.  It was our first year and we had no idea what we were doing. And Jonas’ car lost every, single race it was in.

This year, we were ready. Jonas and I built this car- and it was a winner!  To top off the cool design, we knew about things like weights and graphite- helpful tools.

Jonas was ready to race!

So were a lot o other people! This was two wards worth of cub scouts racing for the prize!

Everyone was interested, but the little car loving boys like Gabe were the most eager spectators. Notice how Gabe happens to be dressed exactly a like another little towhead?  I had a seriously hard time keeping track of my kid that night- I kept going after the wrong boy!

Jonas placed in fourth place and won a cute trophy that President Schmidtlein made for the boys. He felt like a million bucks, going home triumphant- and he is already excited for next year’s derby!


  1. Sanisi says:

    I love the design of the car. Glad to hear it did well. It’s so nice to see your boys. :)

  2. CarolM says:

    congrats to him!!!
    that’s a pretty sweet ride you two came up with.
    love to see the church is exactly! the same no matter where you go ;)

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