The Kanza District held its annual District Pinewood Derby on April 7 at the First Presbyterian Church in Great Bend with over 200 Scouts and their families in attendance.
The District Pinewood Derby is the annual Cub Scouts event of the Kanza District, Quivira Council of Boy Scouts of America. Since 1953, Cub Scouts across America have been designing, building, painting, and racing their Pinewood Derby Cars in local, district, and council level races.
“The event is a chance for siblings, parents, and guardians to bond with their Scouts and take pride in racing it against other Scouts,” said Kanza District Executive Arvin Fontarum. “Both the youth and adults find the competition fun and exciting.”
Scouts and families from Greensburg, Pratt, St. John, Larned, La Crosse, Ellinwood and Hoisington came to Great Bend to represent their individual units and compete for the District level event. During the race, cars zoomed at speeds of over 200 miles per hour based on the time and distance that they performed on the track.
Tiger Cub, Wolf, Bear and Webelo Scouts witnessed how their Pinewood Derby
cars flied down the track against the other Scouts from the District. The top 3 winners from each den who finished with the fastest time will represent the Kanza District at the Annual Council Pinewood Derby on April 20 at the Hutchinson State Fairgrounds during the Council’s Encampment event; the single largest gathering of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Teams and Venturers in Quivira Council.
The youths, leaders, and adult volunteers of Pack 157: Great Bend hosted and organized this year’s event.
Tiger Den Division:
1st Place: Alex C. – P149 Great Bend
2nd Place: Jedidiah T. – P222 Pratt
3rd Place: Triston N. – P147 La Crosse
Wolf Den Division:
1st Place: Gryffin C. – P123 Larned
2nd Place: Jordan B. – P157 Great Bend
3rd Place: Cole S. – P184 Great Bend
Bear Den Division:
1st Place: Cayden B. – P157 Great Bend
2nd Place: Justus T. – P222 Pratt
3rd Place: Bo W. – P210 Greensburg
Webelos I Den Division:
1st Place: Dylan R. – P354 St. John
2nd Place: Jordan T. – P354 St. John
3rd Place: Austin M. – P149 Great Bend
Webelos II Den Divison:
1st Place: Lucas R. – P354 St. John
2nd Place: Braydan P. – P157 Great Bend
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