Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
On March 24, 2018, Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 hosted the Lincoln Heritage Council, Wapiti District Pinewood Derby at the Edmonson County High School. Wapiti District consists of 13 counties in South Central Kentucky.
The Pinewood Derby is an event where a Cub Scout and an adult build a race car out of a block of white pine to specific specifications and the race car is propelled by gravity. 46 Cub Scouts from all over the Wapiti District participated in the event. The Cub Scouts that participate placed either first, second or third in their respective unit’s race.
The Cub Scouts raced their cars in three heats. At the end of the three heats the top 6 racers had a Championship Flight. During the Championship Flight, the Cub Scouts again raced in three heats. The racing was close, and two Cub Scouts tied for third place. At the end of the Championship Flight, with a speed of over 200 mph, Edmonson County Cub Scout Pack 597, Tiger Scout Jaxson French placed second.
Troop 597 would like to thank Cee Bee Food Store, Dez Simcoe, Edmonson County High School, Edmonson County Board of Education, and the many other Scouting Volunteers that made this event a success.
Edmonson County Cub Scout Pack 597 and Edmonson County Boy Scout Troop 597 are both sponsored by the Edmonson County Lion’s Club.