My Son is a Wolf Scout and today was his Pinewood Derby. I am on the Adult Committee as the webmaster for the Pack and this year was the first time as co-leader for the Pinewood Derby. Since I know the most about computers I run the computer system for the race. Last year we suggested an Adult League but was shot down. Since I didn't have anything to do with the event I couldn't really do much more. So when the person leading it announced he was stepping down because his boy was moving on, there were two of us that took it over. We both wanted an Adult League. Well last year our event was held up for over an hour as they were trying to get the computer talking with the track. This year we did check in on Friday and race on Saturday. However Friday night was also Adult League. There were only about 7 cars which was about half the parents from the Wolf Den. When some of the other parents found out about it they all wished they knew. We announced it in the Adult Committee meetings but I guess it never got passed down to the dens and I don't think the Pack leaders wanted to do it that much. However they did notice that the race went really smooth this year. Why? Because we worked out all the bugs on Friday. The Pack leader mentioned how well things went and I said we just went through a mini series on Friday with the Adult League. He seemed to like the idea now.
I thought I should post some pics of the car. The blue one is my son's and the John Deere Green and Yellow would be my car. The Wolf Den leader works for the Automotive Paint Division of 3M and he took all our Den's cars in and shot them with automotive clear coat. I ended up coming in 2nd in the Adult League. My son came in 3rd of his Den of 14 boys. Not too bad.