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Boy Scouts of America: District Pinewood Derby

The Cossatot District of the Boy Scouts of America held their District Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 12th, at Camp Pioneer Boys Scout Camp. Cub Scouts, with the help of parents, build their own cars from wood, plastic wheels and metal axles. The cars must meet criteria of weight and length of car and it also must fit on the track provided. Scouts from Horatio, Hatfield, De Queen, and Mena competed in the annual event. There were also rally cars on display at the race as well.

1st place was awarded to Colten Quebedeax, who received a $25 gift card courtesy of Mena Ford; 2nd place was awarded to Wyatt Roden, who received a $15 gift card courtesy of What-Knots; 3rd Place went to Eric Cervantes, who received a $10 gift card courtesy of Price Mobile Homes.

Scouters Choice Award was given to Wyatt Roden, who received a $10 gift card courtesy of the Mena Gaming Association. Best in Show was won by Joe Franco, who received a $10 gift card courtesy of Miller Signs and Graphix. All printed material was donated by Pony Express and Family Fun Center donated gokart rides to the winners of these awards: Scout Spirit- John Logan, Flat Tire Award – Issac Griffen, Sportsmanship Award – Jaylen Boyles, and Most creative – Eric Cervantes.

“Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make this event awesome. Special thanks to Skip Miller and friends for sharing their cars and their love of racing and Nicholas Worth for all of the technical help and promotion,” said Hunter Wolfe of BSA.



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