Checkered flags for Scouts

From standard blocks of pine wood grow an array of miniature race cars. Photo by Karen Bartomioli

NORTH CANAAN — Cub Scout Pack 22 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, March 19, at North Canaan Elementary School.

The derby is an annual Cub Scout event that many area packs participate in. The first derby was held in 1953; California Cubmaster Don Murphy came up with the idea as an activity for Scouts who were too young to participate in soap box derbies.

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