Announcing the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest Winners!
Whew, it's been a whirlwind of a couple of months with our first ever Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby Photo Contest. First of all, we want to say thank you to all of you who not only submitted photos, but voted, cheered and celebrated all the cars that weren't your own. You've shown sportsmanship and genuine excitement for this contest, which has really just been a fun way to celebrate one of our favorite Cub Scouting events of the year: The Pinewood Derby. It's an exciting time to be a Cub Scout, and we want to pay a special tribute to the 5 WINNERS of this year's Pinewood Derby Photo Contest. A couple of weeks ago we posted an album with our 20 finalists and asked you to like the photo...View
What's Next for the 2015 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Photo Contest?
It's getting close to the end of the month and for most of you that means wrapping up your Pinewood Derby events. For us it means wrapping up Phase 1 of the 2015 Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Photo Contest! via IG user @iagmom We've received over 700 entries so far for the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest, and wow! We had no idea how many stellar photographers there are in Cub Scouts! If you haven't seen it yet, check out the gallery of entries for the Pinewood Derby Photo Contest. via IG user @aaronhorevay So what happens now? Well, first of all, you have just a few more days to submit your photo into the contest (Deadline: Feb. 28th), and then on March 1st, we'll post an image library on Facebook of...View
15 Insanely Creative Pop Culture References in Pinewood Derby Cars
Scouting has been around a long time, so of course it often pops up in our entertainment and popular culture. While, obviously, no one is "stuck on" Webelos for losing Pinewood Derby, like George Costanza claimed in an episode of Seinfeld, it's fun to relate to a Scouting reference when we hear it from such unexpected places. But the references go both ways. Every year we see a bumper crop of these pop culture references that make their way to the Pinewood Derby speedway. And every year we at the Cub Hub delight in seeing so many nods to movies, video games, viral videos and anything else that captures the collective attention of the Scouting community. As we've been diving into all your Pinewood Derby photos on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and in...View
#CubChat Recap - Pinewood Derby
If you missed out on #CubChat this week, here's the recap. It was pretty amazing to see the conversation grow as we discussed all things Pinewood Derby. It's inspiring to see Scouters all across the country join in on Twitter to share their knowledge and be a part of the discussion. We heard from Scout Moms and Scout Dads, leaders and other adult volunteers from Tennessee, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, and Ohio. Some Cub Scouts from Canada even joined in to talk about their Pinewood Derby equivalent "Kub Kar." As always, #CubChat is fun and educational, but the best part is the feeling of support one feels from the "digital pack" as we strive to make the best Scouting experience our Cub Scouts can have. [View the story "Pinewood Derby - #CubChat...View
Six Pinewood Derby Cars That Will Make You Hungry!
Pinewood Derby isn't always about the speed. Creativity counts for a lot. But there's something about these creative Pinewood Derby cars that made us hungry, real fast! See for yourself! 1. The Sandwich Derby! They say Pappa was a rolling stone, but we'd rather chomp on this Rolling Hoagie! And is it just us or does that bread look shockingly real? From Instagrammer @jojosuds. 2. The Pizza Derby Finally a piece of pizza with the perfect amount of pepperoni! Oh never mind, it's a Pinewood Derby car. From Instagrammer @thejoshstanley. 3. Mr. Speedbar Here's the sequence of events in turning a candy bar wrapper into a Pinewood Derby decal. Instagrammer @camelcola denied where the actual chocolate went, however. 4. Ready for s'more? Here's to hoping the track was made of...View
Posted by @Pinewood Derby: A Car Is Born
Every Pinewood Derby starts the same way. A block of wood, four nails, and wheels. Where you take it from there is ... well, it's generally pretty great. Here's some stop-motion goodness of the transformation from block to Pinewood Derby racer.Watch video