Cub Scouts compete in Pinewood Derby today

Cub Scouts will be competing in the Annual Cascade District Pinewood Derby today at Chevrolet Cadillac Hummer of Bellevue.

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Cub Scouts will be competing in the Annual Cascade District Pinewood Derby today at Chevrolet Cadillac Hummer of Bellevue.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cub Scouts from packs within the Cascade District will be racing home-built model racing cars on a special track. Pinewood Derby cars are cut from a block of wood according to strict rules and propelled by gravity.

The race is a free walk-in event for all uniformed Cub Scouts in the district who want to participate. Trophies and medals will be awarded in several divisions of competitors.

“This is a fun event for Cub Scouts, and we made it easy to participate,” said Douglas Nickson, the event coordinator. “Any Cub Scout can participate. Just show up in your uniform.”

This year, a new division has been added for siblings and parents of Cub Scouts.

“We want to invite and encourage family members to participate,” Nickson said.

The Cascade District of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves youth in Bellevue, Mercer Island and North Renton. The district has 87 units including 29 packs and 32 troops and serves 2,100 youths.

Chevrolet Cadillac Hummer of Bellevue is located at 430 116th Ave N.E., Bellevue.

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