Pinewood Derby: Granby Cub Scout Pack 325 holds virtual event

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Thanks to a generous donation from the Granby Lions Club, the Scouts have a brand new timing system.

Granby Cub Scout Pack 325 safely held the annual Pinewood Derby on Feb. 6 thanks to the careful planning and execution of the leadership team. This year’s event was broadcast live so scouts could watch at home and featured multiple camera angles, including an up-close view of the finish line. 

Scouts spent weeks preparing by designing, cutting, assembling and decorating their cars—all with the hope of being the fastest to the finish line. Each den also worked together to make a car that competes against other dens to be the slowest car. Congratulations to Den 7 for taking home the Golden Hub Cap trophy, for the slowest car!

This year the pack benefitted from a brand-new timing system, thanks to a generous donation from the Granby Lions Club. At last year’s derby, the timing system quit hours before the race, making for a very stressful event for organizers. The Scouts greatly appreciate the donation from the Lions Club that made possible a state-of-the-art system that allows scouts to see their time and the rank as their car crosses the finish line. The system’s software keeps track of all the times and heats. The Scouts look forward to many years of competitive racing. Thank you, Granby Lions Club!

Congratulations to all the scouts and to Matthew Brissette (1st overall at 213.13 mph), Andrew Harvey (2nd overall at 210.31 mph) and Ryan Harvey (3rd overall at 210.23 mph).

A few of the Pinewood Derby contestants, poised to race. Submitted photos
Matthew Brissette, first overall winner.
Andrew and Ryan Harvey, second and third overall winners, respectively.