The Cub Scouts in Pack 6 competed in the annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 25, showing great skill and creativity in designing and building their racers. There were awards for fastest cars as well as paint, theme and design.
In the first grade Tiger Cubs — the youngest group — first place went to Brady Butler, second to Damien Howard and third to Carson Brown. The Wolf Cubs in second grade were represented by Sam Fazzino in first place and Jackson Rogers in second. Third grade bear cubs were led by Ben Smith in first place, Ryan Harbaugh in second and Weston Shelley in third.
The Webelos in fourth and fifth grade competed together with Sam Wyatt taking first place, Declan Blumrick taking second and Collin Thomas third. Best Paint went to Ryan Harbaugh, Best Theme to Carson Brown and Best Design to Aiden Nakamura. Once all the finalists were selected, a finals heat was held, with Sam Wyatt taking first place overall, Declan Blumrick second and Ryan Harbaugh third.
Two Saturdays in February, the 8th and 15th, will be devoted to “Scouting for Food,” the annual scout food drive which collects canned goods and other non-perishable foods for local food pantries; all of the food collected stays to meet needs in the immediate community.
The Cub Scouts will kick things off on Feb. 8, delivering bright yellow plastic bags to homes throughout Van Alstyne. Those bags will be left on front doors for homeowners to fill for retrieval the following weekend. The Boy Scouts return on Feb. 15 to collect the filled bags and deliver them to the food pantry. Last year’s food drive saw nearly 1,500 items donated for those in need in Van Alstyne.