Scouts race for first place in 2023 Pinewood Derby
ESCANABA, Mich. (WLUC) - Saturday, the annual Red Buck District Pinewood Derby finals were held at the Escanaba Upper Elementary Gymnasium on Ludington Street.
From 8 a.m. until 5p.m., kindergarten through fifth-grade cub scouts raced to be number one. This competition was free to the public and every car that raced was hand built by the scouts.
Pack 3408 Cub Master Erick Kestila said this event teaches young students many skills including craftmanship.
“They have to build their own cars and then they have to race their own cars,” said Kestila. “So, it teaches them a little bit of discipline just like any sport and they have to learn about working with other people and having a great time.”
After all the final races were over, there was also an adult race.
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