REED CITY — Cub Scout pack 174 held its annual Pinewood Derby, one of its popular events, on Jan. 25.
Scouts carve their derby cars from blocks of wood, add axels and wheels and, of course, their custom designs. There are very specific rules by which to abide, including a total weight that is no heavier than 5 ounces. Not one of the 55 cars entered looked alike, showing the wide range of creativity among racers. Cars were decorated with stickers, paint, bumpers and little drivers. It wasn’t unusual to see a skunk, a horse, a boat or a bathtub racing alongside the other cars and trucks.