ROSSVILLE, Ind. (WLFI)—The Rossville Cub Scout Pack 337 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday. Dozens of cubs got to put their wooden cars to the test. This event was originally scheduled for March but COVID-19 changed the plans.
Only immediate family members were able to watch the race. Organizers also required social distancing and had sanitation options in place. Despite these changes, families were pleased with the event. Cub Scout leader Chris Dudley and his eight-year-old son Aaron say this year brought a new lesson.
"We did have fun, I had a lot of fun with this one," said Aaron. "And that's really the goal of scouting, as long as the youth are having fun and learning and growing. I think that we've accomplished it and it might not be the way we normally do but they're learning how to adapt," added Chris.
Aaron placed first in his race. This is his second competition as a cub scout.
11-year-old Haden Heavilon also enjoyed the experience, this is his last year as a cub scout as he heads to 6th grade in the fall. He's been competing in the derby for at least five years.
"I got lots and lots of trophies so I got to hang up a new shelf just to get — put more trophies on," said Heavilon.