Start Your Engines: Governor Joins Cub Scouts at Pinewood Derby Races

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Thursday March 08, 2018

Vermont Governor Phil Scott was the surprise guest at the cub scout’s annual Pinewood Derby held mid-February. According to Cubmaster Bill Kett, for approximately a month, cub scouts from Pack 678 of South Burlington worked with adults to shape blocks of pine into cars, eventually adding wheels and paint to their designs. On race day, a friendly competition ensued as the cub scouts raced their cars down a track against each other. Assistant Cubmaster Tom Papp coordinated the event and invited Governor Scott, who was a cub scout when he was a boy. Kett reports, “The Governor gave a great message about playing fair and encouraging each other during competition events.” In addition, Governor Scott made his own car, which the pack used as their official pace car. Kett added, “A big thank you to Boy Scout Troop 611 of South Burlington for helping the pack with the race.” For more information about scouting, visit beascout.org.