Re: Pinewood derby cars & dads
blaine a. jackson (blainej@JUNO.COM)
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 13:49:34 EST
On Tue, 18 Feb 1997 00:28:04 EST "Jeffry B. Davis" <jkaadavis@JUNO.COM>
> A good way to help Dad have Pinewood Derby fun and still let
>the boy make his own car is to have a DAD's RACE. Then, they and
>their son can work on their cars together and Dad can do his however
>he wants and let the Dad's race against each other. Everyone has a
>good time and the boys actually get to work on their own cars.
Dad's race doesn't necessarily need to follow the guidelines
>that the boys do.
This is, of course, an excellent idea. When my sons were in cubs (I was
a Webelos leader), I always encouraged Dads to make their own car or
I always made one myself, and raced my against the members of my den. I
could never participate in a real race since the judges always found
something illegal about my car (such as hollow wheels filled with lead
shot, 3 wheels instead of 4, or a sail). Apparently, even with these
enhancements, I was not a very good car builder. In all the "unofficial"
races my cars ran against the scouts, I never won a single race.
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