Re: PWD question
Doug Roach (djroach@IX.NETCOM.COM)
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 09:43:42 -0500
Regardless he wants to try to build one
just to see how it turns out. Now I'm stuck for an idea for another
easyish shape for us to attempt. Keeping in mind that he's
six and this is my first go at this sort of thing.
Although it's been many years since my Cubmaster days, I still remember
the most impressive car we ever had at a Pinewood Derby.
The lad was somewhat disabled in mind and body. He could do few of the
things the other boys did but his spirit was enough to carry him and the
rest of the Pack through many trying times.
The boy had determined to make his car himself and since he could not
handle knives or saws or other cutting tools, all he was left with was
sandpaper and paint. It was the ugliest block of black wood ever to roll
down a Pinewood track and didn't win a single race.
But you could have heard the cheering in Sheboygan.
All the kids want to win. They all want to build fancy and flashy cars,
it's in their nature. But allow your Tiger to see the car in his own
mind and to build it himself. To him, it will be the best one there.
The smile and the pride on our Cubs' face is probably STILL there.
I know mine is.
SA Troop 10 - South Florida Council - Miami
"God helps those who persevere." --Koran
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