Munsee District Pinewood Derby

Following a tradition started more than 60 years ago, Cub Scouts of all ages gathered at the Cranford Community Center in March 2014 for the annual Munsee District Pinewood Derby.

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(above-photo by Don Sweeney) Seventy-four Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts with their families from Avenel, Carteret, Clark, Colonia, Cranford, Elizabeth, Fords, Hillside, Hopelawn, Iselin, Keasby, Kennilworth, Linden, Perth Amboy, Port Reading, Rahway, Roselle, Roselle Park, Sewaren, Springfield, Union, Winfield Park, and Woodbridge eagerly watched their hand-built Pinewood Derby cars race down the track.

The 2014 District Derby was hosted by Cub Scout Pack 103, chartered to the Cranford Presbyterian Church, generously volunteering the use of their track.  Adult leaders from Cub Scout Packs 103 and 75 and Boy Scouts from Troops 80 and 75, along with DJ Bobby Walker and Batman (special appearance), provided an exciting and fun-filled day at the Derby.

The 2015 Munsee District Pinewood Derby will be hosted by Cub Scout Pack 30, chartered by St. John the Apostle Church in Clark, which has kindly allowed the use of their track and church hall for the event.  The 2015 District Derby will be held at the church at 9:00 AM on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

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(above-photo by Don Sweeney) Many fine trophies and medals provided by K&J Sports, LLC were awarded in each Division to the top four Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts based on best time and for cars displaying the Best Workmanship and Most Original Design.

The Munsee District encompasses Cub Scout packs in Clark, Cranford, Edison, Elizabeth, Hillside, Kenilworth, Linden, Rahway, Union and Woodbridge.  All are invited to visit Patriots’ Path Council website for more information and to register: http://ppbsa.doubleknot.com/event/1454375