By Melindah Bush
In April, the Scouts and families of Cub Scout Pack 3010 held their annual Pinewood Derby model race car competition at the Stamford American International School’s Early Learning Village in Lorong Chuan. The Scouts built and decorated their own wooden race cars for an indoor track reaching speeds of up to 200mph. Everyone entered in the spirit of good sportsmanship and competition and learned the skills needed to construct durable, fast wooden model cars.
When building their derby cars, the Scouts were helped by volunteers at the Singapore University for Technology and Design who allowed them to use their woodworking lab to design and build the cars.
This year’s first-place winner for the fastest Pinewood Derby car in the entire Pack went to Iona H. from Wolf Den 1 (Girls). Her winning car consistently reached speeds of just over 200mph and she is the first girl to win the Pinewood Derby in Singapore after the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) began welcoming girls into the BSA Scouting program earlier in the year.
The Derby is the year’s final Pack-wide event before the Scouts celebrate their graduation at the Blue & Gold Awards dinner in May. While we’re wrapping up the school year, the Pack will begin taking registrations over the summer for the new academic term.
Pack 3010 is a US Cub Scout Pack sponsored by the Stamford American International School (SAIS) for boys and girls of all nationalities in Kindergarden 2-5. For more information or to register for the next school year starting in August 2019, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.