Eager Cub Scouts were revved up for their annual Pinewood Derby held at Hedges Hall in St. Stephen's Church on January 19, 2018. The event was a roaring success. Cheers from the Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Bears, and Webelos resounded 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 2018" patch. The Wolf Den earned the Cubmaster's "Pack 305 Spirit Totem" for their enthusiastic participation in the Pinewood Derby. Cubmaster Dennis Rakauckas presented the decorative wooden plaque to the cheering Wolves for 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
Pack 305: Tigers cheer as cars race in the Pinewood Derby –
in foreground are Aryan Saxena and Sean Vinacco
The Boy Scouts of Troop 305 contributed by selling refreshments, Scout T-shirts, and Unit 305 magnets and stickers at their Pit Stop concession stand, raising funds for upcoming camping trips. They also assisted the Northern New Jersey Council leaders during the races.
Kearny Boy Scouts – Troop 305: trophies were awarded to the fastest racers in the annual Pinewood Derby in each of the Lion, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Dens / pictured from left to right are the Webelos top finishers -- Cole Bennett, Jake Pinto & Dean Koval // Jake Pinto also earned the trophy as the fastest finisher overall