Our scouting journey begins! This is Ben on his first night of cub scouts. He waited nearly all year for his 8th birthday to join the rest of the boys in his primary class! He could hardly wait for the pinewood derby!
And the derby didn't disappoint! Since Baltimore (and Ben) are in purple heaven right now with the Ravens advancing to the Super Bowl, Ben decided he wanted to make a Dennis Pitta (a former BYU player and current Ravens tight end, #88) car. After watching an hour long video on the physics of the derby, David and Ben got to work. A man in the ward opened up his wood shop for the cub scouts to cut out their cars. My friend Krista, loaned her kitchen scale. The center of gravity was calculated. Paint, weights, sand paper, and graphite were purchased. David used fishing weights and wood putty to create the head of the Raven. It weighed in at 4.9 ounces. Ben's favorite part...blow drying the paint!
Kate and Jacob were Ben's biggest fans (second to Mom)!
Ben received his Bobcat badge during the derby!
And the final results.... David (I mean Ben) took 2nd Place!
One derby down....5 to go!