Boys and Girls from Eastlake and Lake Parsippany Schools Race Their Pinewood Derby Cars

PARSIPPANY — On Friday, February 8, boy and girls from Cub Scout Pack 14 had their first Pinewood Derby in the Lake Parsippany school gym. During the preceding weeks, the Cub Scouts each created their own car. Each Cub Scout started out with a small block of wood and, with parent’s help, whittled or sanded it to the shape they desired.

The Cub Scouts waited with excitement as each den had its races and then cheered for the pack championship.

Cub Scout Pack 14 is chartered to the Lake Parsippany Volunteer Fire Company and accepts boys and girls in grades K-5 from Eastlake and Lake Parsippany schools.  Cub Scouts of the same age meet in dens to work on earning their rank badge.  The rank requirements include fun activities, life skills and service to others.

Once a month, all the dens come together for a meeting of the whole Pack. Pack meetings include the Pinewood Derby, Bear Carnival, and the Blue and Gold awards dinner. Aside from Pack meetings, the Pack also gathers for service projects, hikes and campouts.

For information on Pack 14, contact Al Thomas, al.thomas@scouting.org; (973) 765-9322 ext. 229.

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