(Photo courtesy of Redmond Cub Scouts)
A 50+ year tradition for Cub Scouts, Redmond’s Pack 27 held their annual Pinewood Derby on January 21 at the Kendall Toyota of Bend showroom. It is estimated that over 50 million kids have built pinewood derby cars during these 50 years throughout the world.
Redmond Cub Scouts have been working on designing and building their pinewood derby cars over the last month. They checked in their cars for weight and regulation, and made adjustments at the tune up table as needed. Then, they were off to the races on a timed track, kicking off at 10am. Awards were granted for fastest time by age group, judge’s pick and best design.
Kendall Toyota hosted Pinewood Derby in their showroom as part of their Kendall Cares program. Kendall Cares is designed to give back to our community through memorable and impactful events and initiatives. In Central Oregon, the Kendall Cares program focuses on supporting children, families and education, which is why the Cub Scouts are a great organization to partner with.
Scouting creates opportunities through programs and activities that allow youth ages five to 18 to try new things, provide service to others, build self-confidence and reinforce ethical standards.