The top cars from Cub Scout packs around the area will compete in the 11th Annual Sons of Liberty District Pinewood Derby at the Arsenal Project.
Each of the scouts have carved out and decorated cars from pieces of wood and won their local Pinewood Derby competition. Cars can weigh five ounces and be seven inches long.
The cars will compete on a 30-foot-long track set up at the food court of the Arsenal Project (formerly Arsenal Mall) at 485 Arsenal St. in Watertown on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The competitors are first-graders (Tigers), second-graders (Wolves), third-graders (Bears), fourth-graders (first-year Webelos) and fifth-graders (second-year Webelos). They will be representing their Scout Packs, their chartered organizations, and their communities as they “Do Their Best” to compete in the Pinewood Derby!
The top three placers at each level will be awarded trophies to take back to their Scout Packs. Every Cub Scout who represents his Scout Pack at the District Pinewood Derby receives a distinctive “2015 S.O.L.D. Pinewood Derby Participant” patch to wear on his uniform.
The Boston Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts of America has chartered various organizations within the fourteen communities of Waltham, Watertown, Belmont, Arlington, Medford, Malden, Melrose, Revere, Chelsea, Everett, East Boston, Charlestown, Somerville and Cambridge to deliver the Scouting Program to boys in the first through fifth grades through 27 different Cub Scout Packs operating within the 14 communities.
Come on down to see what the Cub Scouts are up to these days. A pinewood derby car racing down a wooden track can produce a lot of excitement!
For more information and directions, please visit www.thearsenalproject.com or 617-923-9944.