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Pack 856 Pinewood Derby Race Results

Submitted by Wesley Brandhorst

On January 21st, Cub Scouts and their families from Pack 856 chartered by the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in New Melle, gathered for their annual Pinewood Derby race.
The race allows scouts to work with their parents to build a car and race down an inclined track. Help with setup and decorating was provided by the IHM Scout Troop 856. Trophies were awarded to the top three fastest cars and then the top car from specific age categories. Many siblings participated in a separate race as well.

If you are interested in having fun in Scouting, contact Cubmaster Wesley Brandhorst at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Winners at the derby (L-R) Lucy Gamboni, Dean Hespen, Nicholas Gould,
Zac Hendrix, Zane Brandhorst and not pictured
(represented by trophy): Alana Freese.