On January 21, 2017, dozens of Scouts from Unit 305 were all revved up for their annual Pinewood Derby. It was a roaring success. Cheers from the Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos resounded in Hedges Hall of St. Stephen's Church on Friday night as Cub Scouts rooted for their own handmade Pinewood Derby cars and those of the other Scouts in their dens in a race against the clock.
Trophies were awarded for the fastest car in each of the five dens, for the fastest overall and most original car. Each participating Cub Scout and Scout Leader earned a "Pinewood Derby 2017" patch. A new incentive added this year by the Cubmaster is the "Pack 305 Spirit Totem" a wooden plaque awarded to the den showing the most Scout Spirit throughout an event. The intent of this accolade is to rotate it among the dens, inspiring active participation and friendly competition for future activities.
The Webelos rose to the occasion throughout the Pinewood Derby by demonstrating a unified effort with their team cheers. Their enthusiasm encouraged the younger Cub Scouts to create their own den rallies in return.
The Boy Scouts of Troop 305 contributed by selling refreshments and Scout T-shirts, raising funds for upcoming camping trips. They also assisted the district leaders during the races.