Tigers and Pinewood Derby
Bruce Rosen (rosen@SPECKLE.NCSL.NIST.GOV)
Tue, 31 Oct 1995 07:44:22 -0500
Back when I was a Cubmaster we did include Tigers in the Pack's Pinewood
Derby, but we did not have them build cars. Instead we encouraged each boy
to bring their favorite Hot Wheels or Matchbox car to the Pinewood Derby.
The cars fit perfectly in the space between each of the "guide strips" of
the race track. What we did was have a special "Tigers Race" using their
Matchbox/Hot Wheels cars while the judges were looking over our Cub's cars
to determine the winners of the special awards we gave like best paint job,
most outstanding, most realistic, funniest, etc. This Tigers race
accomplished several things. First, it got the Tigers all fired up about
the Derby and eager to build their car the next year. Second, it gave all
the other boys in the Pack something to pay attention to while the judges
were looking over the cars and making their decisions on the special awards.
After their racing was over the Tigers were free to stay or go as they desired.
Rockville, MD USA
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