scouts-l Mail Archive for May of 2000: Happy Birthday, Pinewood Derby!
Don De Young (baden@VALUE.NET
Mon May 15 2000 - 14:03:07 CDT
The Pinewood Derby is 47 years young today!
It was on this day in 1953 that the first-ever Pinewood Derby was run in Pack
280C, Manhatten Beach, CA. Cubmaster, Don Murphy created the Pinewood Derby to
allow boys that were too young to compete in the (similar) Soapbox Derby to have
fun like the older boys.
As of last year, over 50,000,000 kids world-wide have enjoyed building a car and
racing it in the Derby.
Thank you, Akela Murphy for your wonderful contribution to our youth!
Don De Young