CHESTERFIELD — Close to 200 members of the community showed up to watch the annual Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 650 of Chesterfield this past weekend.
This year’s event was sponsored by American Legion Post 74 of Chesterfield, who provided certificates of participation and prizes to the race winners and also helped judge the design of cars registered to compete.
During this year’s derby, the pack had approximately 45 entries in the race. Each scout was responsible for designing their own cars, each of which had to conform to the current nationwide standards for Pinewood Derby.
Legion Commander Robert Griffith brought a Pinewood Derby car that he helped make for his son for a derby race more than 40 years ago. Griffith was able to race the car in the event held Saturday in an open division for siblings and friends of the scouts.
All cubs received a participation certificate from the American Legion; all children received special display stands and special awards in numerous categories. Cars were judged by a panel of Legionnaires.
Top three winners in the racing results were presented additional awards from Post 74. Scout Leader Mrs. Abbey Irvine of Troop 650 and Mr. Frank Marze of Post #74.