So when we signed Noah up for scouts, we didn't really know that the scouting experience had potential to kind of "take over" our lives. I think we will figure out a way to balance it with all the other things in our lives. But it is a great experience for Noah and he is already learning so much.
When we signed up, the pinewood derby was only a few weeks away. We thought we were so far behind but then found out last week that most people hadn't even started their cars. We had panic about how to do it (even though Steve had been a scout when he was little).
With a lot of help from our neighbor (and his dremmel tool), it all worked out.
Daddy spent hours using the neighbor's dremmel to make it into a shape
Noah trying to saw out a seat for his lego guy to drive the car
Sanding the car
Painting the car
Daddy and neighbor sanding down the "axles" (nails for the wheels)
Ready to race
Nerve wrecking weigh-in...will it come in under 5 ounces? Yup...4.94
Checking out the prizes
Let the races begin. First launch of about 30 (2 hours worth of launches)
You win some
You lose some
Lots of pictures of empty track because the new camera doesn't have the same reaction time as the old one
You wait a LONG time while other people are racing
7th out of 13 for his first race. Not too shabby, although he was quite upset that he didn't win a car stand.
The winner only lost one race the entire night. I think we will have to study his car for next year. We will definitely have a better idea of what to expect and do next year. And now Noah has a fun (and colorful) car to play with