Re: Pinewood Derby
Stan Pope (StanDCmr@AOL.COM)
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 07:02:45 -0500
"The cartoon shows a scouter in BSA uniform, standing in front of a pinewood
derby track and holding what is obviously an impressive looking car, with a
boy in cub uniform standing in front of him saying "Yeah I helped. I carried
it in here" while the father grins sheepishly in the background..."
Yes, it happens some places... but not at my house where Cub / parent teams
often come to make boy-built cars. It is fun, sometimes, to watch the dad's
fidgit... they want to get their hands in there so badly!
But, "My tools... my rules. Dad, his hands hold the tools... your hands
guide his as he learns."
And I love getting those after-the-race phone calls from excited little
Stan Pope (Lilchpin Elangomat)
A volunteer Scouter for W.D. Boyce Council, BSA, Peoria, IL
http://members.aol.com/StanDCmr/ with original material on
Pinewood Derby Design, Conducting Races, US Flag Retirement,
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